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1996 Saturn SL2 Question: Starting

 

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BadMamaJama, Tinley Park, IL, June 17, 2009, 16:58
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Please help me. My car will not start once it is warm. It has no problem starting when it's in the morning, or when the car has had a chance to cool. I am Southern and female, and now living in Chicago and very regularly get treated like an idoit. I don't want to go to an auto repair place and get screwed b/c of this. There is no dragging, no clicking. It just starts, or it doesn't. Thank you.

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    Russ June 18, 2009, 14:02
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    There are a few different items which could cause your Saturn not to start when it is warm. The only way to isolate the cause may be to have your car act-up while it is in the shop. If you have a repair shop you have been working with, talk to them about your problem and have them try and duplicate your no start condition. The starter system is fairly straight froward so when the problem is occurring it should not be to hard to diagnose. If you don't yet have a repair shop check the listings available from repairpal to find a shop in your area. Don't let the shop you choose "guess" at the cause of your problem, make them confirm the no start condition and properly diagnose your problem.

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    BadMamaJama, June 17, 2009, 17:00
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    Also, I've had the battery and alt. checked-they're fine. The battery cables appear to be fine. The switch under the clutch appears to be fine as well. Thank you.

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    Visitor, June 26, 2010, 13:22

    i have this problem with my saturn 1996 sl2 can you give me some answer on what to try i can do the work myself

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    Visitor, November 22, 2010, 11:47

    This site aa1car.com-library-saturn04 dot htm
    http://www.aa1car.com/library/saturn04.htm
    has a very interesting solution and story regarding this problem and the Saturn's bad crank sensor that fails when overheated. No guaranteed your problem is the same one but it sounds the same.

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