Cant start

Tiny
ROMEOATBAY
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  • 1995 SATURN SL2
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 110,000 MILES
I have had this car since 95 brand new. Never a problem always took it to saturn for service, now that it is getting up in miles I want to do things myself. Just got brand new battery, all connections are tight even on the starter. When key is turned the car sounds like it wants to turn over. There is no clicking sound. After a couple of trys I smell gas. I want to think it may be the starter, but I am not sure. It sounds like it skips or hesitates as it trys to turn over
please help.
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Friday, January 21st, 2011 AT 8:31 PM

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Tiny
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So is the starter turning over the engine normal speed when trying to start the engine?Or is the starter not turning over the engine to try to start it. Also have you made sure the cable ends are clean and tight?Do you have a multimeter to do some testing?
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Friday, January 21st, 2011 AT 8:51 PM
Tiny
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I just tryed to start it again and I can hear that it almost turns over and wants to turn over but does not. Everything sounds correct as it use to but it gives up and does not turn over. And no I do not have a multi meter. Yes the cable ends are clean, I cleaned them well before I installed the new batt.
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Friday, January 21st, 2011 AT 9:06 PM
Tiny
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A multimeter would be really handy to figure out whats going on. SO the starter will not make the engine rotate around?
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Friday, January 21st, 2011 AT 9:25 PM
Tiny
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Thats correct it will not rotate around. I could probably get my hands on one soon. Do I come back to this post when I get one. Or if you can tell me what to do now with the meter then when I get it I will try.
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Friday, January 21st, 2011 AT 9:30 PM
Tiny
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Yes always reply to this post for this question. When you get the meter set it to dc volt's at least the 20 volt setting hook it to the battery cable's. Now try to start it and see what the battery voltage drop's too. Let me know the voltage is before you try to start it and when you try to start it.
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Friday, January 21st, 2011 AT 10:13 PM
Tiny
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Thank you so much. When I get the meter I will try.
I will be in contact soon.
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Friday, January 21st, 2011 AT 10:16 PM

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