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SATURN SL2 BATTERY PROBLEM

2002 Saturn SL2 • 114,000 miles

My car had been running fine, and after I turned it off and went inside for ~30 minutes, it wouldn't start. The car may or may not get power to the dash. If it does, as I go to turn it over, the electrical dies and a single audible click is heard. Even using another electrical circuit instead of cranking will kill the power (brakes, I assume for lights), headlights, interior etc. The battery is relatively new (less than 2 years) and I havent been able to discern if the cables for the battery are secured the way they need to be. I attempted to wiggle them lightly, as I didnt want to compound the problem (especially without tools available.
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December 30, 2012.



Make sure the battery cables are clean and tight and have the battery and alternator tested. Thats where I would start.

Saturntech9
Dec 30, 2012.