1992 Saturn

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by mpiquet, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. mpiquet

    mpiquet Guest

    My 92 Saturn SL1 (5speed) battery was dead, I got a jump start and let it
    run over 20 min.
    When I put it into gear, it just died and would not start without another
    jump. Again, once I put it into gear, it quit.
    I've recently had a tune up and new alternator put on. Any suggestions?
    It's now been sitting for several months and I really want to get it going
    mpiquet, Jul 8, 2004
  2. mpiquet

    Blah blah Guest

    The new alternator and the need for a jump hints to me that your battery
    might be bad. Your battery might be crap and thats what took out your
    alt. Swap the battery with a known good one.
    Blah blah, Jul 8, 2004
  3. mpiquet

    James1549 Guest

    Your battery might be crap and thats what took out your
    And hopefully it didn't take out your new alternator.

    James1549, Jul 9, 2004
  4. mpiquet

    mpiquet Guest

    Thanks for the suggestions on checking the battery...
    Even though Saturn claimed everything including the battery was fine after
    running a diagnostic, I took your advice and tried the battery from another
    vehicle. I turned the key and it took right off (after setting for a year)!

    It's pretty sad that Saturn couldn't figure it out. Thanks again for
    saving me many $$$!!
    mpiquet, Sep 14, 2004
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