1992 Saturn SL2 my 92 Saturn wont start

Tiny
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  • 1992 SATURN SL2
Electrical problem
1992 Saturn SL2 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

i have a 92 saturn twin cam that wont start I have already tried changing the starter and solonoid but the car still wont start all it does when I try to start it is make a humming sound but wont crank what else could I do I need to fix this problem as quick as possible and would very much appreciate the help
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Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 AT 1:39 PM

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Tiny
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So did the old starter make a humming noise also?Do you have a multimeter?Does the engine turn over freely by hand?Let me know.
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Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 AT 2:14 PM
Tiny
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No im sorry I dont have a multimeter but tomorrow when I go and see the car I will see if I can start it freely by hand and I will get back to you but what else can I try if that does not work please help I cant afford to take the buss much longer ha ha thank you for the reply
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Monday, May 24th, 2010 AT 10:58 PM
Tiny
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Did the old starter just hum as well like the new one does?Or did it do something else?Also have you made sure the battery cables are clean and tight?Have you had the battery tested?A multimeter is pretty cheap and would really help you see if your battery was giving your starter enough voltage. Let me know what you find.
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Monday, May 24th, 2010 AT 11:12 PM
Tiny
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I had another question I was hoping you would know where the computer is on my 1992 saturn twin cam
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Thursday, May 27th, 2010 AT 10:23 PM
Tiny
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Your computer is under the dash driverside close to the door opening. The computers don't go bad often why do you suspect you have a bad computer?
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Thursday, May 27th, 2010 AT 11:16 PM
Tiny
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I dont really suspect its gone bad but my father has the same year saturn that he has on non op and he thinks his computer failed I can use his car with my computer until I get my car running again
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Friday, May 28th, 2010 AT 11:38 AM
Tiny
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Well hopefully he has a twin cam automatic saturn or the computer has no chance of working in his car. We could get yours running if you would give me some information on whats going on with it. Like answering the ask questions I asked you and getting a multimeter. Iam just trying to help you get your car running again.
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Friday, May 28th, 2010 AT 3:13 PM
Tiny
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He does have a saturn twin cam automatic but dont worry I will still be in touch with you trying to fix my car I am just really busy at the moment and hav not had time to mess with my car in the last few days I have a very important deadline and a lot to do before my time runs out so I will probably not be able to contact you till thursday or friday thanks for the concern and help
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Monday, May 31st, 2010 AT 9:42 PM
Tiny
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Ok I'll be waiting to hear from you then.
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Monday, May 31st, 2010 AT 10:50 PM
Tiny
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Hey again I have a few hours to work on my car tonight so I wanted to ask you where the leectrical part of the starter is located and for a discription of it
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Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 AT 11:35 AM
Tiny
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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/416332_1992_sl2_starting_wire_diagram_1.jpg


You never said if your engine turn over freely by hand with the spark plugs out?First check your ignition 3 fuse in your under hood fuse box make sure it's not bad..The easy way to check the starter circuit is go to your selector switch mounted below your brake master cylinder it has your shifter cable going to it.There will be two big purple wires coming off it that are side by side have someone turn the key to the start postion and hold it there you should have battery voltage to both those wires while the connector is plugged in.Let me know what you find Like if you only have power to one wire or full battery voltage to one and partial to the other.
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Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 AT 12:32 PM
Tiny
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Okay what exactly do you mean by turning the car over freely by hand
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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 AT 11:32 AM
Tiny
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What I mean is if you take out all your spark plugs and get a wrench or a rachet and socket and turn the engine over by hand with it by your crank shaft pulley bolt. It should turn over freely also did you test for power like I suggested?If so what did you find?
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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 AT 2:04 PM
Tiny
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Thanks thats what I thought and no im planning to try this tomorrow after I get back from work as always thank you for your input
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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 AT 9:22 PM

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