Recently, in a very limited and random fashion, when turning the key, the dash lights come on, but no noise or engine turnover, also the gear shift won't budge. It's almost like out of 50 start attempts, there will be 49 starts that go as normal, but then there's the random one where this happens, and then after a short wait (5-20min), it will start up like nothing was ever wrong.
Any idea what causes the SL1 to have a random "no start"? on 2000 Saturn SL1
by WBOB in Fort Wayne, IN on October 31, 2012
ANSWER by ebans777 , October 31, 2012
its hard to guess but start to check your starter maybe getting weak and battery post, battery cables make sure you have good battery. check your ignition switch. if you have check engine light on that helps also whats the problem and post the codes here.