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Ronhel

join:2001-11-09
West Warwick, RI

2001 Saturn will not start

I have a 2001 Saturn that all of a sudden when i turn the key to start it i get nothing not a sound.
The battery is good because all lights and radio work.
I don't know what could be wrong any help is appreciated.



McSummation
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If there is no sound at all, I would suspect:
1) wiring to the starter,
2) the starter solenoid.



psafux
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reply to Ronhel

doesn't a bad solenoid usually cause a clicking nose?

I was thinking something with the security system.

OP: do you have another key you can try?


Ronhel

join:2001-11-09
West Warwick, RI

I've tryed 2 keys and same thing.
Thanks for the posts.



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reply to psafux

said by psafux:

doesn't a bad solenoid usually cause a clicking nose?
It depends on what failed. If the primary winding, there will be no noise. If the contacts, then it would click.


FuriousG

join:2002-08-21
Kenora, ON

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reply to Ronhel

Check for B+ at the starter solenoid Red wire, and at the Purple wire while someone cranks it for you. If you have B+ on both then you have a failed starter. If you have B+ on only the Red and not the Purple, you have a wiring concern...ignition switch, NSBU/Clutch switch, Security or even an open fuse (30A??)

What model Saturn is this?
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Ronhel

join:2001-11-09
West Warwick, RI

Its a s1;and i was wondering if there was a fuse that might have blown tho i don't know where the fuse box is



FuriousG

join:2002-08-21
Kenora, ON

Fuse block under the hood near the driver side fender. I think it's a 30A Maxi style fuse, but I am blank on the labeling for it...Crk or Ign I think, but not sure.
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Ronhel

join:2001-11-09
West Warwick, RI

Thanks for all the replys.
It's raining cats and dogs here so i guess ill check all the things in the morning and if I can't find anything I'll have it towed to someone that's more qualified then me (lol anyone is)


Ronhel

join:2001-11-09
West Warwick, RI

OK I'm really lost now. I just went out and it started right up. I let it run about 5 minutes shut it off and now won't start same as before.



psafux
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if you get it to start up again, I would suggest bringing it to somewhere or someone you trust to have it diagnosed. Car-X (around here) offers a free diagnosis for most issues.

Save a tow charge anyway.



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reply to Ronhel

Is it a stick/manual transmission? If so, try several minutely different positions of the clutch pedal being down. Mine has a spot and that is the only place it will start. Move the clutch, try the key.

I'm not an expert, but it just sounds SO like mine started doing this one day.
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Irun Man
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reply to Ronhel

said by Ronhel:

Its a s1...
You have either an SL, SL1 or SL2 sedan? Clutch or AT gear selector safety switch (as well as brake switch) would be the first items I'd check. If it's automatic, try unlocking the gear selector and moving the lever to "L" and back a couple of times then returning to "P" before attempting to start the engine. If that helps, the switch to replace is inside the center console.
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