MY ENGINE WILL NOT TURN OVER

2003 Saturn L300

Tiny

carraba

March, 9, 2012 AT 6:25 PM

It makes a whining sound. Itested the starter and it is good.

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3 Answers

Tiny

caradiodoc

March, 9, 2012 AT 6:30 PM

Remove the starter motor and inspect the teeth on the ring gear and the starter drive gear. If they are okay, either the starter drive's over-running clutch is bad or the flex plate is broken around the center where it bolts to the crankshaft.

You can also try turning the engine a little by hand, then try starting it. If that works, suspect worn ring gear teeth.

Tiny

carraba

March, 9, 2012 AT 8:22 PM

The starter and fly wheel are good. Could it possibly be a bad alternator?

Tiny

caradiodoc

March, 9, 2012 AT 8:42 PM

The generator has nothing to do with starting the engine unless the battery is discharged.

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