2000 Saturn SL1 Wont Start

Tiny
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  • 2000 SATURN SL1
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
Having trouble with 2000 Saturn SL. Wouldnt start and couldnt get auto store to test alternator. Replaced with new alternator. Didnt fix the problem. Have had Starter tested twice, and appears to be OK. Any other suggestions?
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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 AT 12:40 PM

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Tiny
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It doesn't matter how many times they test the starter they only test for starter draw meaning how many amps the starter draws when working. If the starter fails because of a intermintant open in the strter windings u will never be able to test that with the starter draw test. When it doesn't start what happens does the engine spin or does the engine not spin. Do u have dash lights etc? When it doesn't start how do u end up starting it?Do u have a test light or multimeter?Do h have any codes?
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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 AT 12:51 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for the quick response. Lights work fine, both inside and out. When you turn the key over, it makes a 'clicking' sound. We have not been able to get it started at all. When it first started happening, you could jump start it which is why we replaced the alternator. Once the new alternator was in, it started right up, then after sitting for a few hours it wouldnt start. Battery shows full charge, but just clicks when you turn the key. Took the starter out to have tested.
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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 AT 12:58 PM
Tiny
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If u can hear the starter click it usually means ur getting power to the starter and u said that when it was clicking u took it out and had it tested as good.I would put the starter back in make sure the battery cables are clean and tight. Do u have a multimeter?
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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 AT 1:54 PM
Tiny
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Thank you! I will let you know tomorrow if that is the problem.
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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 AT 2:29 PM
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I replaced the battery, it doesn't fix it. Someone told me its the fuel pump, but I am unsure and that cost a lot to fix its its not that
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Friday, March 5th, 2010 AT 8:35 AM

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