wont start plz help

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by RoT-PhEaR, Jul 25, 2004.

  1. RoT-PhEaR

    RoT-PhEaR Guest

    Hi im having a problem with my 1992 saturn SL and im not 100% shure what it
    is. it started out when i went to start my car i would half to play around
    with the shifter(automatic) push it up wiggle it in park or use neutral
    then it got worse and i would half to wiggle in both park and neutral till
    it got so bad i had to put it in drive turn the key to start it and pop it
    slowly into neutral till it caught and fired up......well now i cant even
    get it started no matter how much u play with the damn thing. from the
    time it started doing it till it flopped was prolly about week and half, i
    think it might be the neutral start switch but im not shure thought id see
    if anyone could help me out i tried the good ole papper clip jumper and
    all i got was a code 12 so i dunno.

    thnx, Tyler.
    RoT-PhEaR, Jul 25, 2004
  2. RoT-PhEaR

    uknewwho Guest

    Sounds like a transaxle range switch.
    try disconnecting the range switch and use a jumper wire to bypasss the two
    connection terminals. If it starts normally, the switch is bad.

    hope that helps

    uknewwho, Jul 25, 2004
  3. RoT-PhEaR

    RoT-PhEaR Guest

    this is from the haynes manual.
    Neutral start switch (1997 and earlier models) or Transaxle Range switch
    (1998 and later models)

    and if u could plz explain how to use a jumper on the start switch if u

    thnx, Tyler
    RoT-PhEaR, Jul 25, 2004
  4. Got to be the neutral start switch, either bad or it's somehow become
    Robert Hancock, Jul 26, 2004
  5. RoT-PhEaR

    uknewwho Guest

    a Fused Jumper wire is a jumper wire with a very small fuse inline, this
    acts as a circuit breaker to protect the rest of the electronics.
    Now I forget how this works on the range switch, but you might be able to
    just unplug the switch harness. If you don't have a fused jumper wire, I've
    yet to find anyone online, or else where, that sells pre-made fused jumper
    wires, so you have to make it your self.
    You should be able to use a piece of wire, the same size as the harness and
    connect the two terminals.

    Hope that helps
    Good luck

    uknewwho, Jul 26, 2004
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