1995 Saturn SL2 Car wont turn over

Tiny
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  • 1995 SATURN SL2
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,000 MILES
I have a 95 SL2 and I just fixed the valve cover gasket and replaced the spark plugs and wires however my car wont turn over. Could anyone help me?
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Friday, November 13th, 2009 AT 11:43 PM

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Tiny
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When u say it won't turn off do u mean it cranks but won't start if so does it pop sputter etc?Or are u saying it won't even crank over?
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Saturday, November 14th, 2009 AT 12:33 AM
Tiny
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Yeah I mean it won't crank over
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Saturday, November 14th, 2009 AT 10:06 AM
Tiny
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So what ur saying is when u were done with ur valve cover and spark plug wires u went to start the car and the engine wouldn't turn over?Can u hear the starter click no click?Do the dash lights come on with the key on?Do the dash lights dim or go out when u try to start it.
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Saturday, November 14th, 2009 AT 10:39 AM
Tiny
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That is correct and I was wrong it does turn over but it doesn't start. I think I might not be getting enough spark from the plugs. I'm not sure.
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Saturday, November 14th, 2009 AT 7:10 PM
Tiny
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It sounds like ur spark plug wires might be incorrectly wired when ur looking at the engine starting from ur left that's number one then number two and so on look at ur emissions label it shows which cyclinder goes to which coil post make sure there right let me know what u find.
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Sunday, November 15th, 2009 AT 1:53 AM
Tiny
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Well at first I put them wrong then I saw how it was supposed to go on the bumper. Also now it isn't starting completely. When I turn the key nothing happens. Thanks
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Sunday, November 15th, 2009 AT 4:20 PM
Tiny
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Well miss placed wires was my best guess did u check to see if u cracked any plugs or if all the plugs were gapped at.040"?If it ran before it's got to be something u did when u made ur repairs.
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Sunday, November 15th, 2009 AT 6:54 PM
Tiny
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Yeah the spark plugs are gapped at.040 I checked them myself. Now when I try to start it nothing happens. Maybe my starter went bad.
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Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 AT 10:32 PM
Tiny
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So now it doesn't turn over?Before u said it did can u hear the starter click or anything?
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Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 AT 11:06 PM
Tiny
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It used to turn over but I guess I tried too many times. It doesn't click or anything. There is no sound when I turn the key. Thanks for the help I really appreciate it.
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Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 AT 11:45 AM
Tiny
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Nothing clicks. Its silent as I turn the key. Let me know what you think the problem is. So I can diagnost it.
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Thursday, November 19th, 2009 AT 2:54 PM
Tiny
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Well I would make sure the battery cables are clean and tight also u could have just killed the battery try charging it or jump starting it to see if it turns over.
Louie
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Thursday, November 19th, 2009 AT 3:52 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for all the help but I got it running with the help of some friends. It was a starter and there was fuel in the pistons so everything is running. Thanks again for taking the time to answer my question
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Friday, November 20th, 2009 AT 1:07 AM
Tiny
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Glad to hear u got it all figured out glad I could help u.
Louie
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Friday, November 20th, 2009 AT 11:54 AM

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