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1998 Saturn Sl 1 Won't start some times.

My car does not start some times, until I juggle the automatic trans shift rod.
Where can I get a diagram showing the mechanism related to the shift stick and the ignitions system?

Thank you for any help you can give me, or resources to solve my problem.

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I could not find any diagrams.......but it may be the park lock cable.. or you could have something jammed underneath the shifter.... a penny....or some other misplaced object that can slip underneath the cracks and cause it to not go into park all the way....the center console is fairly simple to remove a few bolts and I think a couple pop rivets.... a Haynes Manual on all the s series Saturns is available at your local auto parts store (advanced auto, auto zone, Pepboys) it'll run you like 20 bucks but will definately prove helpful to you ... Im looking at mine right now and it shows you how to completely tear it down and rebuild it.

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