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Old 02-17-2008, 10:30 PM   #1
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Default 08 turbo sky won't start

we have a 08 turbo sky that has ran fine until some friends came over and tried to open the hood. now the car won't start. there is a noise from the rear of the car, the lights work and everything else. could they have touched something under the dash?

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Old 02-18-2008, 02:48 PM   #2
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That's wierd...but definitely a possibility that something could have been accidentally bumped loose. My suggestion is that you call and have it towed to your Saturn dealership and have it looked at. Dont forget that you have that free towing (for five years) and 100,000 mile warranty. Not to mention On*Star. you could also just push the button and have them run a diagnostic on the car from your driveway. It's worth a shot. It could just be some connection that was knocked loose.

Btw, does the starter turn over when you turn the key? I couldn't tell from your post. You mentioned a noise from the rear, but wasn't sure if that was when you were turning the key or not. Or if it happens every time?

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Old 03-10-2008, 10:12 AM   #3
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So what was the verdict?

I noticed another weird thing this past weekend with starting. I started the Sky, then turned it off but didn't remove the key and then tried to restart it. It would not restart! Tried it again and again. Then I pulled the key out and put it back in and viola, it restarted. Is this some strange safety feature with the Sky?

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Old 03-10-2008, 12:29 PM   #4
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it had to do with the clutch linkage. something got bumped and wouldn.t let the cluch be pushed all the way down. we'll have to check on the ignition, thanks for the post.

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it had to do with the clutch linkage. something got bumped and wouldn.t let the cluch be pushed all the way down. we'll have to check on the ignition, thanks for the post.
thank god for warranty. A back yard mechanic (gas station mechanic) would have taken for ever to figure that out and would have cost you alot of diag time that would have been unnecessary to pay.

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Old 02-19-2013, 09:15 PM   #6
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So what was the verdict?

I noticed another weird thing this past weekend with starting. I started the Sky, then turned it off but didn't remove the key and then tried to restart it. It would not restart! Tried it again and again. Then I pulled the key out and put it back in and viola, it restarted. Is this some strange safety feature with the Sky?
i dont know about the sky specifically, but a lot of the newer cars wont start if they were running, stopped, and were left in run. to say it more clearly, if youre driving along, stall the car, and just try to turn the key back to start, it wont do it. you have to turn it back to off, then run and start. could be that the saturn requires you to take the key out all the way. the idea behind it is to stop you from trying to engage the starter when the engine is running already.

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