Mechanics

STARTER

2001 Saturn SC1

Electrical problem
2001 Saturn SC1 Front Wheel Drive Automatic 100000 miles

Wont start, starter? If used every day not a problem, if not used for 3 or more days battery goes dead
had battery checked and charged, advised to check starter electricial connections. How do I get to the starter with out a lift?
Thanks
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Jere Schramm
December 13, 2009.



I would say from what u describe that it's not ur starter if u use it everyday and it works fine it can't be ur starter if ur battery goes dead after sitting for 3 days.I have had batterys that test good but self discharge they just don't hold there charge for any lenth of time.U should have ur alternator checked there are diodes in it if they go bad it can drain ur battery also. One more thing u can check to isolate ur problem to a bad battery is to have ur car tested for a excessive parsitic draw that would drain ur batery over time. Also check and make sure ur dome light doesn't stay on map light another thing u can check is fold down one of ur back seats and look in ur trunk and make sure ur trunk light isn't staying on. Checking those things should isolate ur battery or something else just draining the battery. Let me know what u find.
Louie

Saturntech9
Dec 13, 2009.