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triciahugenschmidt
tricia ... 5/30/2010
1999 Saturn SL Base 4Cyl1.9L - Preventive Maintenance
i turn the key and i have power but the engine does not turn over at all
the car was being driven on the spare tire on the front driver side for quite a while and quite the distances also
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  • rods
    rods 5/30/2010
    need more info. when you say you have power, do you mean inside the car? as in the lites and guages work?
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    rods 5/30/2010
    is the car all the way in park? try it. / is the battery fully charged/ are the connections clean and tight/
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    triciahugenschmidt 5/31/2010
    yes tried all of these things. all lights and gauges work inside the car. cant get the crank to manually turn over either. could it have anything to do with the drive train because it was being driven on the spare tire for way too long and for way too far of a distance and then somehow linked to the engine??????
  • ezrider303
    ezrider303 6/23/2010
    check my questions& answers on my saturn in this website ! UNDER CAR QUIT WHEN I PUSHED IN THE CLUTCH ! SEE WHAT I DID & REPLACED. MY CAR STILL CLICK S WHEN I TRY TO START IT, DROVE WITH SPARE TIRE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT !! POSSIBLE A NEUTRAL SAFETY SWITCH WENT BAD. YOUR FUSES GOOD? BY ENGINE COMARTMENT & CONSOLE IN CAR !! MY NEXT STEP IS TO PUT NEW POSITIVE & NEGATIVE CABLES TO BATTERY . 1992-1999 THE CABLES GOT CORRODED ON THE INSIDE BUT LOOKED GOOD ON OUTSIDE MAKING POOR CONTACT. NOT GETTING ENOUGH POWER TO STARTER TO START CAR, OTHER THAN THAT ,AFTER ALL THIS IF IT DOESNT RUN ITS GOING TO THE SHOP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • HouseCallAuto
    HouseCallAuto 6/23/2010
    Assuming battery and connections to battery are good.............

    Check for 12 volts using a 12 volt test lamp at the small wire that attaches to the starter. This wire should have voltage (lights up the test light) while trying to start the engine only. If it lights you have a bad starter. If not you likely have a bad range sensor otherwise known as a neutral safety switch or park-neutral switch.
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