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2006 Saturn Astra will not start. Just clicks at carburetor not at the starter motor. We checked all fuses. We disconnected the battery. We tried the spare key. We tried jump starting it. Nothing works. The Spanner through car symbol is showing constantly.

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  • brendon_beel Mar 22, 2011

    I am hoping there is something we can do ourselves without having to spend any money.

  • brendon_beel Mar 22, 2011

    turns out it was the battery!

  • brendon_beel Mar 27, 2011

    Hi, Thanks we had actually done that before I received your reply. You are right it was the battery.

  • brendon_beel Mar 27, 2011

    It turned out to just be the battery.

  • brendon_beel Mar 28, 2011

    It was the battery and the alt is fine. Thanks

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Hi, the clicking noise from the carburetor when you try to start your car means that you have a problem with the car battery. Try changing the car battery with another one and start the car again, it will definitely start......

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There is no carburetor in the 2006 model, it's a fuel injected one.
The click you hear is made by the EGR valve - it opens during the startup procedure, that's normal. What's not normal is the fact that you don't hear the click of the starter's solenoid. To find out if it has failed you will have to activate it directly: put the contact on the key and then, with a small piece of thick wire, jump the 2 plots on it: the big plot, with the big cable, is the power one, directly connected to the battery; the small one, with the thin wire, is the command one, from the ignition key switch. If the engine doesn't turn even now then something is very wrong in there: take out the starter and test it separately - connect it directly to the battery with 2 thick cables (beware, it will rotate violently so attach it to a bench before that).
If the starter is good then the motor is defective - something has snapped in it and seized it. This will also explain the Failure light (the one with the spanner). To fix that you will have to take the car to a repair shop, the fault is too big to be fixed at home, with the tools in your shed. Be prepared for a stiff bill.

Posted on Mar 22, 2011

  • Azrael SRL Mar 23, 2011

    If it's the battery then check the alternator, it w=could be on its way out and not properly charging it.

  • Azrael SRL Mar 28, 2011

    Please don't forget to select the answer that helped you most.

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Try to get a code scanner on it

this will scan the ecm for trouble codes and let you know what is wrong with it. you should be able to get one at your local parts store

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