Stall start intermittent issue

Tiny
79 MG MIDGET
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  • 1996 SATURN SC2
  • 109 MILES
1996 saturn sc2 1.6l manual 5sp stall and no start with interior instrument panel flicker- upon stall- no power to any systems, often flicker in instrument panel, upon stall nothing is operative. No power to anything, as well read above to the explanation. Any thank yous in advance! AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
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Monday, November 21st, 2011 AT 4:30 AM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Check to make sure battery terminals are clean and tight (no corossion) Also, check main power supplies to power distribution block under the hood.
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Monday, November 21st, 2011 AT 4:31 AM
Tiny
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Just to add to this one I would also have the battery tested and alternator tested. Let us know what you find.
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Monday, November 21st, 2011 AT 4:36 AM
Tiny
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Saturntech! Great to hear from you. It's been awhile. 79midgetmg, you got the best working with you now. If he can't figure out a question regarding a Saturn, then there isn't a problem. He's the best!
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Monday, November 21st, 2011 AT 5:33 AM
Tiny
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Thank you to an often overlooked issue- and mean no offense to that- battery contacts mid-clean to contact. Technology has come to tame us. Heck No! I am yet trying to resove this issue! Many thanks to any help and Happy Holiays Upon You Both As Family and Friends; may the days smile upon you all!
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Thursday, November 24th, 2011 AT 4:47 AM
Tiny
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Nice to hear from you. What have you done to date? And same to you. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Let me know what has been going on, and we'll figure it out. Trust me. Saturntech knows it all with Saturns.
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Thursday, November 24th, 2011 AT 5:04 AM
Tiny
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So the battery cables are totally clean?If not mix up a mixture of baking soda and water and mix it kinda strong remove both battery cable ends let them soak in mixture for like 20 mins or so hen get a side post battery bush or small wire brush to finsh the job. Also make sure battery acid hasnt made it down the battery cable. The postive cable is the one that takes all the abuse the postive battery cable always leaks acid into the cable. Also get some battery washers that helps to create a barrier between the cable and acid. There the felt ones that iam talking about. So have you had the battery tested?If not you need to do that. Also check to make sure your getting battery voltage to the red wire at the ignition switch. Let us know what you found.
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Thursday, November 24th, 2011 AT 5:32 AM

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