Problem starting


Asked by Oct 08, 2017 at 09:41 PM about the 1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 98 Saturn I turn the key to crank the car all
the dash lights up but my radio light don't come on
and my door ding don't work car won't turn over
won't start battery is good alternator is good
starter is good what could it be

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Make sure there's no battery problems like your connections could be corroded make sure they're clean and make sure they're tight that's where I'd start first beyond that your battery might not be charged enough to start the car could be only at 10 volts where it needs at least 12 to start usually

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Everything is good I bypass the security relay and it turns over but I'm not getting no fuel

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Yeah if it's a security thing then you got to make sure your ignition lock cylinder is clean dirt free and your key is clean cuz it's reading the chip in the key so make sure that's all clean and lubricated and then beyond that you might want to go online and see how to bypass the security system because it looks as though you might have either ignition system wiring with a view going on with your ignition system but then again it could be your body control module which control security system so you have to do a little research to see which one works for you okay good luck

What did you do to bypass the security system? I could really use the help I have a 2000 sl2 security problem


No in the previous post I answered your question I said you might want to look online and figure out how to do that I've never done it before and you might have to go in and get it done if you've never attempted that cuz it sounds like it's kind of tricky all I've ever done is replace the ignition lock cylinder and code new keys. I've never done a bypass of the security system.

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