Engine Mechanical problem
1993 Saturn SL2 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 289000 miles
Hello! I am extremely greatful for any advice that I receive! I am a single mom & extremely strapped for cash. My neighbor at the extended stay motel that me & my kids stay at is helping me. But we can't figure out what's wrong with my car :(
My car is a 2 door 93 Saturn with 289,000 (most are freeway) miles! MANUAL!
Most of the times when I go to start it. It will not start on it's own. I have to do a rolling clutch start :) It's not the battery nor the alternator! I don't know if it's the clutch safety switch or the starter.
When I do turn the ignition key. The gauge lights come on like normal. And it makes the normal fuel system sound for a few seconds. Then silence! Instead of the normal car running sound!
I've even tried turning the key over and checking to see if their is a power shortage at all. When I did this. The gauge lights, headlights, heater, radio, etc don't dim at all.
How do we figure out what is wrong with it?
We tried doing the suggestion of the clutch safety switch test that is on this website. But we couldn't get the clutch safety switch out to test the other parts that were supposed to test? How do you get the switch out to test the last thing on the test to find out if the clutch safety switch is bad? (My neighbor doesn't know how to get the volt meter connected to the outgoing wires)
Is there anything else besides the starter or clutch safety switch that it could be?
Thank you very much! :) GREATLY APPRECIATE it!
(PS: It's the only car that my kids & I have and we have been carless because of it being broken down. We also live out in the country in our extended stay motel room so therefore we are pretty much broke & are trying to do this inexpensively!)
It might not be a SL2. It might be one of the other ones.
If it is the starter. How do you change the starter out? We can't get to it from the top. Thank you! :)
have the same problem?
Saturday, March 20th, 2010 AT 6:16 PM