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Butchprof/96 saturn Car turns over very strong. at times it acts as though it is trying to start,but just doesn't make it .Starter sounds strong, there is gas in car,what else should i try?? This problem occured when my daughter ran some errands .She parked the car and it won't restart.. she said the car ran fine before she parked it in a covered garage.. the car didn't run hot before parking. thought maby it was fuel pump, she let car run out of gas shortly prior to the problem. tried using starter fluid to start, still no go..

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  • Butchprof Jul 10, 2008

    Haven't tried your solution yet, the battery was really dead from setting for over 3 months without charging. Have it on a slow charge will try your solution when there is a full charge.. Will reply after trying.. thank you...

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If it won't fire off of starting fluid,time to check for spark.Remove a plug wire from a plug,and insert into the boot a medium sized phillips head screwdriver.Snap the screwdriver in,and lay it somewhere near a ground source,within a 1/4" from the ground source,but not touching it.Have someone crank the car over while you LOOK for a spark arcing from the screwdriver to the ground source.Do not hold the screwdriver as you may get a JOLT if you do.If no spark at all,try another plug wire.If no spark,you have an ignition problem.

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