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Old 12-10-2013, 08:04 AM   #1
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Default 01 Saturn sc2 starts fine most times , others won t even turn over??

Last 2 or 3 weeks car not starting sometimes. Leave it alone for 2 or 3 hrs then starts right up. When I turn the key on , battery is strong but won t even turn over. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Old 12-10-2013, 08:06 AM   #2
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Default Re: 01 Saturn sc2 starts fine most times , others won t even turn over??

From the information you have provided that sounds like the starter is failing.

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Old 12-10-2013, 11:03 AM   #3
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Default Re: 01 Saturn sc2 starts fine most times , others won t even turn over??

Yep, sounds heat-related. I had the same problem, nothing when the car was hot. Let it cool off, cranked right up.

dbelectric is a good online source, $50 shipped for a starter. If you're not familiar with Saturn starter replacement, hit Youtube and search for richpin06a video on starter replacement

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Old 12-10-2013, 11:10 AM   #4
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dbelectric has moved everything to eBay now so search for them as a seller.

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Old 12-10-2013, 12:11 PM   #5
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dbelectric has moved everything to eBay now so search for them as a seller.
I just bought one last week. The website http://www.dbelectrical.com/ still looks viable

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Old 12-10-2013, 12:18 PM   #6
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Default Re: 01 Saturn sc2 starts fine most times , others won t even turn over??

Sounds identical to how my starter died a while back. Eventually it wouldn't start at all. Recommend replacing before that happens Fortunately I have a manual trans. Push starting it was embarrassing for a day though heh.

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Old 12-10-2013, 02:00 PM   #7
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Default Re: 01 Saturn sc2 starts fine most times , others won t even turn over??

Thanks so much. Made me feel lot better. Wow 50 buck shipped for starter, thats awesome. Thanks again for everything guys

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Old 12-10-2013, 03:44 PM   #8
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Default Re: 01 Saturn sc2 starts fine most times , others won t even turn over??

The DB website worked as of 12-3-13 when I ordered mine.
Installed and cured my no start issue just fine

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Old 12-10-2013, 04:30 PM   #9
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The starter is failing, Replace it before you get stranded.

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Old 12-10-2013, 05:14 PM   #10
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Well, you are correct, they fixed it by paying up the hosting fee. http://www.dbelectrical.com/

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Default Re: 01 Saturn sc2 starts fine most times , others won t even turn over??

i have a similar issue but it seems to be key related... and just began with the coming of cold weather

Put key in - turn ...nothing

Put key in - turn ...nothing

Put key in - turn ...cranks and starts

I have yet to be stranded by this because after 2 or 3 nothings it will eventually crank and start

I tried a second (older key) and it cranked right up.

on warmer days the issue is gone completely so it seems too random to come to any conclusions yet.

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Old 12-13-2013, 10:21 PM   #12
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Default Re: 01 Saturn sc2 starts fine most times , others won t even turn over??

Hehe like I said before .. sounds exactly like when my starter went out.

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