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Starting problem my 96 saturn sl1 wil not start after driving to the store. On hot days, it will start initially with no problem, but will not start after runing for about 10 minutes. Can I replace the solenoid, or do I need to replace the entire starter? Is this easy to do in the driveway? I am not a mechanic, but have repaired my own cars for years. HELP!!!!!!!

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  • brandtg4 Aug 28, 2008

    About the same, I have a 1996 sl with 84K miles. I had the starter replaced about four years ago, the symptoms were a bit different. Currently battery checked out, I believe the alternator is okay, the battery is looks to be charging.

    I can drive to work or let it sit for about an hour and it is okay. If I let it sit less than an hour, about :05 like when doing errands it will not start.



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When I got my saturn Sc2 the first thing that went was the starter .......kind of a pain to change if your your not smaller but definately doable.........I would first take the starter to an autoparts store and have them test it 4 u .....its free......If you do have to replace it then grab a Haynes Manual while you are there.....It will tell you step by step.....For myself it wasn't to hard as long as you've got the tools you should be fine will definately need a jack and jackstands though. Probably the worst part about it was the akward position you have to have your arm in but that was bearable.

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