In the beginning of December I drove my Saturn about 4 hours away and then drove back the same day another 4 hours. Had some issues with the brakes, but that is another question and issue for another time. Got back and then drove my car until Christmas time, when we went to see family out of state. Used a different car to see our family. When we got back from our holiday I tried moving my car and it wouldn't start.
For the following three month if I placed my key into the ignition i'd get battery power (radio, A/C, lights all turn on and off fine) and a weird sound. The engine wouldn't turn over, and the sound honestly sounds like one of those engines in a model plane that you would fly. I'm not sure if that was the starter or not.
Yesterday, three months later, I tried to restart it for kicks and giggles. I placed the key into the ignition and turn the key; I got the same result. I did it a second time and something seemed to catch. So I did it a third time and then over and over again. Each time I turned the keys the engine began to crank a little more until it finally turned all the way over and stayed on. I hit the gas to rev the RPMs and it revved up and turned off. Tried the process again a few time with the same results until it finally stayed on for good. I want to test the it driving around the neighborhood, but i'm scared it'll stop. And i'm not paying to have it towed.
Need some thoughts on what the issue could have been so I can be confident I can drive this thing to work and be able to get home. Thoughts?
Monday, February 19th, 2018 AT 8:27 PM