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Old 07-01-2008, 01:17 PM   #1
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Default HELP! my '99 saturn sl2 wont start all it does is makes a click sound

i cleaned off my battery and got all that acid sh-- off it. I dont know i really need help please. why wont my car start?????what can i do???

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Old 07-01-2008, 01:30 PM   #2
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Default Re: HELP! my '99 saturn sl2 wont start all it does is makes a click sound

Was it doing this before?

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Old 07-01-2008, 01:32 PM   #3
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Default Re: HELP! my '99 saturn sl2 wont start all it does is makes a click sound

is your 99 SL2 an auto or a manual trans?

If it's an auto, did you try putting it in Neutral with your foot on the brake pedal and try starting it?

If its a manual do you have it in Neutral when you tried starting?

If the car still doesn't start after trying these...sounds like you may have a dead battery. Take your battery to Autozone and have them test it on a full load and see. How old is the battery in question? From your post, it sounds as if it is pretty old. May be time for a new battery.

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Old 07-01-2008, 02:54 PM   #4
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Default Re: HELP! my '99 saturn sl2 wont start all it does is makes a click sound

If you're hearing a click, you're past the neutral safety or clutch start switch.

Is the click coming from under the DASH, or under the HOOD?

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Old 07-01-2008, 03:43 PM   #5
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Default Re: HELP! my '99 saturn sl2 wont start all it does is makes a click sound

Id bet anything its a dead battery.

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Old 07-01-2008, 07:14 PM   #6
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Default Re: HELP! my '99 saturn sl2 wont start all it does is makes a click sound

Me too, especially after the OP mentioned 'getting off the acid stuff'. If it turns out to be a dead battery, make sure to get new terminal cables with the fresh battery, since the existing cables are likely corroded.


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Me too, especially after the OP mentioned 'getting off the acid stuff'. If it turns out to be a dead battery, make sure to get new terminal cables with the fresh battery, since the existing cables are likely corroded.

The OP too, could take some baking soda/water mix, if they are short on cash and can clean off the old terminals with the mixture to get rid of the acid and some of the corrosion, if they don't have the means to put new battery cables into the car...

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