2001 Saturn SC1 intermittant non starting

  • 2001 SATURN SC1
  • 275,000 MILES
My car usually starts but when I really need it it doesn't. There's no ryhme or reason. I can turn it off and it may not restart. It may not start but then will later. It has nothing to do with how long since I last drove or the outdoor temperature. All dash etc starts so it is not dead. I have replaced the clutch interrupter switch but it is still having the same problem. I can pull key out and car can still run. Sometimes it's hard to turn the key as well. I am doubting it's the starter and don't want surprise no starts and can't afford to replace things until a mechanic gets it right. They can only diagnose it when it doesn't start. But it always starts when I take it.
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Saturday, July 13th, 2013 AT 9:35 PM

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So when it doesn't start all the dash lights stay bright while trying to start it but the starter is inop?If so its most likely a bad starter I have replaced many starters on those cars for that same issue. They can be very intermint I have seen over a month between no starts with failing starters.
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Sunday, July 14th, 2013 AT 12:38 AM

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