Question about 1997 Saturn SL
The negative terminal on my battery was loose. I cleaned it and greased it and the problem seems to be gone just the guest pointed out.
Posted on Nov 26, 2008
You should check all of your frame ground connections and check for parasitic draw.
Posted on Dec 04, 2010
I have had a problem that I think were attributed to some loose wires or corroded wires attached to the starter. All power was gone when the trying to turn over the engine, but there wasn't even a click.
The first time this happened, I thought it was going to be the battery or alternator, but the mechanics were able to just reattach or re-clip the wires so they didn't short out.
Posted on Nov 06, 2008
Everything you've described points to the battery.
You said it was recently replaced. By a new one?
If so, then the battery problems are the more visual symptoms of the real problem (we'll get to that).
Symptoms Walk Through:
If there's no power when the engine is off - Battery problem Normal power when it's running - Alternator OK.
That clicking sound? Starter solenoid's click like that when underpowered - Battery Low - not completely dead
If the charging system is working, the battery won't trigger an error.
Check it: Get a volt meter.
While it's stopped, check the battery. Is it Low?
Now start it. Check again. +13V?
The real question:
What is killing your battery?
With the ignition off, ensure the systems that should be off actually are off. For example: does the radio still come on? Wipers? Etc.?
In the same vein, has anything new been installed lately? (Like aftermarket radio, etc)
The next test is to track a power drain. You will need a test light, needle nose pliers (to pull fuses) and the proper tools to remove the negative battery terminal.
These procedures will allow us to focus in on the problem area. Let me know what you find out. We will take it from there.
This will help
Posted on Jul 29, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
this device might be on a relay check under the hood for a power distribution box.. and see if there is a relay for this .. under the lid of this box is a diagram telling you which relay is which .. thanks Jerry
Posted on Apr 25, 2009
SOURCE: i need timing makrs
They are at 12 o clock bottom and top. The bottom is easy the top you need to look at it like a clock if you aren't satisfied with that take a straight edge and align it withe the bottom mark. Make sure that on the top sprocket that the letters FRT faces you when installing and not the engine. Another thing before putting the timing cover on sand every area with 100 grit sand paper and take a screw driver and scrape out every bit of sealicon on the bottom of the oil pan. Use RTV sealant and if you sand it just enough to make a rough area...the sealant will keep any oil from seeping out and your be glad that you did that later.
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
I think the best method is to buy the entire master/slave unit which comes prebled. I have seen them for sale on ebay, but you can also get them at autozone and advance. Basically the same unit fits all SL-series.
Posted on Jun 04, 2010
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