1997 Other Saturn Models 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 187000 miles
For about 2 weeks now, while coasting (not applying the gas pedal) while in 3rd gear my Saturn S-series would loose all electrical, my clock, radio presets, my RPM gauge would drop to 0, and if I touched the gas pedal, it would "jump" itself it seems and keep on running fine. However, yesterday it lost all electrical while in 3rd and would not keep running when pressing the gas pedal and it died. I took the key out, put it back in and it started fine. Then today I went to start it and the starter "clicked clicked clicked clicked" and then nothing. My clock went dead, no crank, no click from the starter, no dash, nothing. We tried to jump it even though I don't think it's a weak battery and sure enough it did not do a thing. Still no click, no dash, no clock. Dead as a door nail. My dad said it could be a ground or a bad wire from the starter, does this sound like a possible problem? I am afraid it is the computer or something...I have a tiny bit of a mechanical background, 4 years of auto-mechanics in my tech H.S. I just don't know how diagnose that well...any suggestions would be great! thanks.
have the same problem?
Saturday, March 15th, 2008 AT 12:10 PM