WHAT WOULD CAUSE A VEHICLE TO NOT START WHEN HOT?

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  • f1lthyirishman
  • 1997 Saturn SL2
  • 85,000 miles

Saturn 97 Sl2 wont start after getting hot unless foot is applied to brake today that method did not help. Ideas

Saturday, August 11th, 2012 AT 4:32 PM

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  • KHLow2008
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  • 41,938 posts

You need to check what is missing causing the non starting.

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

Link explains what to look for.

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Saturday, August 11th, 2012 AT 4:44 PM
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  • saturntech9
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Just to add to this one it would only start with your foot on the brake when it was hot?So is it a crank no start or no crank no start?If it was a no crank no start I would suspect a starter if it was a crank no start I would suspect a coolant temp sensor or crank shaft postion sensor. Thats throwing the foot on the brake to start it out of picture. Because I have never seen that onne before. So I would like to hear more about it if it was holding the gas pedal to the floor I would say coolant temp sensor they have a haigh failure rate on those cars.

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Saturday, August 11th, 2012 AT 5:32 PM

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