Same old saturn

Asked by Jul 25, 2017 at 12:22 PM about the 2000 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC1 Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just replaced the ignition
switch on my moms 2000
sc1 after the hit and miss
no crank problem started
yet still its the same
problem . turn the key
every thing lights up but
starter can not turn . the
security light stays off . I
unhooked both cables
from battery before I found
out about t.d.s. and
installed new switch . how
do you know if anti theft is
active and what's actually
wrong with starter and or
wiring ?

5 Answers

83,115

Verify that the starter is not the problem. You can remove it and have your local auto parts stores test it.

The problem occurs spuradicly and at first if I wiggled the key while in start position or worked key form off to start repeatedly it would work but not anymore . There is no click under the hood or any where else. When turned to start

83,115

If the problem goes away when you wiggle a wire there is a bad connection nearby. The wire itself could be broken inside.

The problem occurs spuradicly and at first if I wiggled the key while in start position or worked key form off to start repeatedly it would work but not anymore . There is no click under the hood or any where else. When turned to start ..... Didn't wiggle a wire I wiggled the key while in start position

I have had the same problem with my 2001 SL1 for years. Spent lots of money repairing it. I was told by the service manager at Saturn to spray WD-40 to unlock it and it worked. Now the Ignition Switch is broken. Can pull key out of ignition and steering wheel won't lock.

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