2001 Saturn SL2 Car wont start!

Tiny
NANCY.S.WILLIAMS
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  • 2001 SATURN SL2
Engine Mechanical problem
2001 Saturn SL2 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual

My car has been running fine except for the fact it has been overheating because of an antifreeze leak. And today it just died and has not started back up! Has brand new battery, cables are tight. When I turn the key lights and radio comes on but nothing happens it doesnt even try to come on, no noise at all! Any suggestions?
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Thursday, March 11th, 2010 AT 7:08 PM

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Tiny
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First of all thank u so much for ur donation it really helps to keep are site going and answering everyones questions. Do u have a test light and multimeter so u can do some testing?So the engine does try to turn at all?And u cant hear the starter clicking or trying to turn the engine over?The engine didnt sieze up did it?Let me know.
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Thursday, March 11th, 2010 AT 8:14 PM
Tiny
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I don't have a test light or multimeter. The engine doesn't do anything. There are no noises at all, however all the lights on the instrument panel do come on, so I know it isn't the battery besides the battery is only two weeks old. I really don't know if the engine seized up or not. I was thinking it is the starter, so when I get off of work, my daughter and I were going to go to the location of the car and I was going to try and tap on the starter to see if it will start. Please help me get my daughter back on the road. Thanks!
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Friday, March 12th, 2010 AT 12:13 PM
Tiny
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That's what Iam hear for to help u fix ur car no worries there.I know ur battery is new just make sure ur battery cable are clean and tight. Also just because ur dash lights come on doesn't mean there is enough power to start the car. When u replaced the battery did u have ur alternator tested. Also u can try tapping the starter with a big pry bar or a big 1/2" drive extension with a hammer while someone is trying to start it. Just becareful not to touch any of the wires down there or u will have a big problem and could get hurt. The best way to do that is take out the air box tube attached to the throttle body once u get that out of the way then u will be able to look down and see where it attachs to the engine. This trick doesn't always especially when it's my car or sisters car when our starters went out we had to have the car towed to my house because there starter did nothing. If this doesn't work u have to get a multimeter or test light better off getting a multimeter thy way u can use it for more then just ur car. There cheap and good to have around. If u have a harbor frieght around u there cheap to get there. And sometimes have cupons in there fliers for them. Also have u fixed ur overheating problem if not were fixing that next. Let me know what u find.
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Friday, March 12th, 2010 AT 1:13 PM
Tiny
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I finally got the new starter on and the old one was fried. The car does click when trying to start it, but the car still won't start. The alternator is good. I am so confused about this now. Any more suggestions? As soon as I gwt it started, I wil find the leak of the antifreeze.
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Sunday, March 14th, 2010 AT 3:06 PM
Tiny
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So how do u know the starter was bad did u take it out and have it tested?Also does the starter just click and the engine doesn't turn over?If so did u see if the engine is frozen up?Take a wrench put it on the crank pulley and see if the engine turns over freely. Also if it does then u will need a multimeter to do some testing. Let me know what u find.
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Sunday, March 14th, 2010 AT 6:28 PM

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