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Old 07-22-2008, 04:17 PM   #1
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have and 95 saturn sw2. having problems starting. will start for a few days then wont. when i jump it, it will start right away. it will start a few times after that then will just click when trying to start. have replaced starter, altenator and battery. can anyone help? only transportation i have.

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Old 07-22-2008, 05:36 PM   #2
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The next time it will not start get out and measure the battery terminal voltage. If it is 12.6 to 12.8 volts then turn on the headlights if you can see them and try again. If they do not go dim then the starter solenoid power switch is bad and if they do go dim the starter motor its self is bad, either way it sounds like the starter.

If you check and find 12.2 or so then its a battery problem or a bad connection between the alternator and the red battery cable on the starter.

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Old 07-22-2008, 05:41 PM   #3
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I vote bad connection seeing as you have replaced typically everything you would normally replace in a no-start scenario.

If everything is clean, and tight, and problems persist, something has to be defective...

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Old 07-22-2008, 05:56 PM   #4
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If its a rebuilt starter they have a tendency to have defective solenoids that still have a click but do not power up the motor. Unfortunately, it is a fairly common problem. If it does not start the first time give it several shots and they usually decide to go. Sometime it is one or more brush that is hung up and that will keep them from running. If the starter was easy to pull off then the simple fix is to drag it back and tell them that it randomly just clicks and fails to crank the engine and yes, the battery is charged.

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Old 07-22-2008, 07:35 PM   #5
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Check battery, starter, and alternator connections. Since you have replaced these items it is not uncommon for the installer to not tighten them enough or have poor connections.

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