Just replaced motor today with rebuilt

Tiny
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  • 2002 SATURN SC2
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Just replaced motor today with rebuilt. All hooked up and ready but can not get starter to work properly. Powers on everything and has power to starter etc. Bench ck of starter is oked but when in again same issue not enough power or some thing isn't allowing it to turn and to engage. Do we need to reset something electrical etc or other ideas are welcome
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Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 AT 11:09 PM

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Tiny
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Does the starter make any noise while trying to start it?Are you geting power to the small purple wire at the starter while cranking?Also automatic or manual transmission?
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Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 AT 11:53 PM
Tiny
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Not even cranking at all. Didn't ck the small wire for power tho. Did cross over on solenoid and still lacked ability to turn starter when on car. Bench cked in machine and start was oked then back on is again a no go. Automatic trans. Will ck solenoid pur / switch wire tomorrow for power tho. Does any wrong connections elsewhere cause the computer or any relays to not alllow full power to starter or cause a nonactivation in the system somehow?
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Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 AT 12:31 AM
Tiny
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When you jump the big wire to small purple wire stud does the start kick try to turn the engine over?Have you made sure the engine turns over freely?
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Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 AT 3:43 AM
Tiny
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No and yes
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Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 AT 3:47 AM
Tiny
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If the starter doesnt kick from jumping the starter you have a bad battery or bad connection on the negative and or positive cable.
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Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 AT 4:07 AM
Tiny
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Found the power issue to starter purple wire. The batt grd was loose
ly laying hiden on the frame. Now not starting but cranking fine. Did fire once with starting fluid then cut out and now nothing and dont want to use the ether again
did try gas tho and nothing still. Could I have fried the ECM or the ICM or coils. Fuses are fine and power to everything it seems
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Saturday, November 24th, 2012 AT 3:30 AM
Tiny
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So now when trying to start it is the security light on solid or flashing?
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Saturday, November 24th, 2012 AT 7:14 AM
Tiny
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Stays on solid
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Saturday, November 24th, 2012 AT 12:11 PM
Tiny
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Thats why it only starts on starting fluid the security system has shut down the fuel injectors. So it wont start. Have you tried relearning the pass lock sensor?Your going to have to scan the body control module for codes at some point to get the codes why the security system is kicking in.A diyer scan tool wont read body control module codes.
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Saturday, November 24th, 2012 AT 10:59 PM
Tiny
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Heres the pass lock relearn give it a try and see if it starts?
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Saturday, November 24th, 2012 AT 11:05 PM
Tiny
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I was in error I think on the security light as following up on your fix guide didn't help and the light wasn't on (or flashing) other than as I engaged to start then it would go off. I researched this passlock in depth too with your helpful lead and now note light cant turn off at 10 if it aint on.

Any other suggestions now that I screwwed up so to say
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Sunday, November 25th, 2012 AT 3:18 PM
Tiny
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So with the key in the run position not trying to start it is a security light on solid or flashing? If not I would check in the actual fuel pressure? That's where I would start next if it starts on a prime
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Sunday, November 25th, 2012 AT 9:12 PM

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