Won't Start

Tiny
TSBC116
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  • 2008 SATURN OUTLOOK
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2008 Saturn Outlook AWD XE
When I try to start the car it kicks over but then dies. All internal electronics are working, no dimming of lights whatsoever. It's low on fuel but not empty. I'm currently going through a low temp spell where I live but the car has never had a problem before that. What could be the problem?
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Thursday, February 10th, 2011 AT 2:50 PM

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Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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This sounds like a classic crankshaft angle sensor which I have replaced many on this car. Here is a guide to help you see what you are in for when doing the job.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/crankshaft-angle-sensor-replacement

Here is the location for your car (below)

Please let us know what you find. We are interested to see what it is.

Cheers
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Thursday, February 10th, 2011 AT 6:08 PM
Tiny
MNROSWELLFAN
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You nailed it I replaced the sensor and have not have a problem since. Thank you for saving me!
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Monday, December 28th, 2015 AT 4:07 PM
Tiny
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After I change the battery and tried to start the car I would not start with the key. Would not turn back all the way to get the key out now it comes up with code u0140 so I disconnected the battery for now.
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Monday, March 19th, 2018 AT 1:18 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

Before the battery was changed was it jumped backwards? U codes are information bus codes saying the computers are not talking to each other. Try checking the all fuses with the key on.

Here is a guide to help you get started.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

Please run some tests and get back to us so we can continue helping you.

Cheers, Ken

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Monday, March 19th, 2018 AT 1:18 PM (Merged)
Tiny
GINOBUD
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Just got a used 2007 outlook with 82000 k had to go see gm for a recall I think some thing about timing sensor or some thing like that they plug it up to a laptop anf told about.5h and the next morning tryed to to start it with my remote and would not start not sure but did not have alot of gas in it so I went in the truck and turnd the key would not start so had to put the pedle down and finally got it whent put gas in since then the truck has a hard time starting when cold first start in morning but no engen light on any idea thanks
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Monday, March 19th, 2018 AT 1:18 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Have you checked for codes yet?So its only when starting cold you have to hold your gas pedal all the way to the floor?
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Monday, March 19th, 2018 AT 1:18 PM (Merged)

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