96 Saturn SL 2

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by edavis9009, Jan 13, 2008.

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    edavis9009 Guest

    Car will not start.. it acts like it is getting no gas. When you turn the
    ignition it TRIES to start but wont turn over,,, or it will barely turn
    then die, HELP!!!
    edavis9009, Jan 13, 2008
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    Father Mike Guest

    If it won't turn over, the first place I'd check is the battery. How old is
    it? I think I got 8 years out of mine, but it was false economy, it died at
    a most inconvenient time.

    If you belong to an auto club, likely they will come over and test it for
    Father Mike, Jan 14, 2008
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    Bob Shuman Guest

    For the engine to start, it requires three things: 1) Fuel/air mixture, 2)
    compression, and 3) spark/ignition. Please report on which is lacking and
    you will get better advice. Based on your description, it sounds like you
    have exhausted the battery trying to start it, so you will need to charge it
    or change it before trying any more. Good luck!

    Bob Shuman, Jan 14, 2008
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    Doug Miller Guest

    Classic symptoms of a dead battery.
    Doug Miller, Jan 14, 2008
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