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1998 Saturn SC1 Question: car has to be push started

 

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krossberg, 1.9L 4 Cylinder DOHC, Green Lake, WI, February 26, 2012, 13:24
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car has to be push started but once the engine is run for a while i am able to turn the car back on with just the key. what would cause this?

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    February 27, 2012, 13:02
     Technician

    A couple of possibilities could be;

    1-Clutch safety switch
    2-Starter
    Check voltage to small wire at starter with clutch pedal pushed
    down and key turned forward.

    When engine is hot,starter might be making a better connection
    in the solenoid.

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