Mechanics

96 SL2 DIED

1996 Saturn Other

The car was running fine, I was driving along and it just died. Now it won't even turn over. Nothing. When I turn the key the insterments light up, radio works, headlights work. Battery has 12.5 volts fuses seem to be fine. Ignition switch changed, same result. A friend suggested the starter but, would that make it just quit? Any sugesstions would be welcome
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Ktnhellhole
February 7, 2006.



Check the small wire on the starter. You should get 12 volts when the key is in the crank position

Tiny
Jack42
Feb 8, 2006.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^What He said.^^^^^^^^^^^
Power will flow from the ignition switch thru either the neutral/park safety switch (Automatic transmission) or the clutch safety switch. Look at the appropriate switch for your model and the wiring.
Good hunting. Let us know what you find. : )

Tiny
Peppermrj
Feb 8, 2006.
Sorry it took so long to get back in here. The starter turned out to be bad when tested at autozone. Put in a new one, and away we went. Thanks for the suggestions

Tiny
Ktnhellhole
Mar 5, 2006.