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

120,005

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

120,005

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.

Your Answer:

S-Series

Looking for a Used S-Series in your area?

CarGurus has 9 nationwide S-Series listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

Postal Code:

Saturn S-Series Experts

  • #1
    Alex Nazarian
    Reputation
    1,650
  • #2
    helpmeplease
    Reputation
    1,200
  • #3
    fabian_09_21
    Reputation
    970
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
111 Great Deals out of 4,702 listings starting at $1,655
Used Toyota Corolla
93 Great Deals out of 4,077 listings starting at $2,950
Used Acura Integra
5 listings
Used Toyota Camry
27 Great Deals out of 2,106 listings starting at $2,450
Used Ford Focus
51 Great Deals out of 2,643 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Mustang
36 Great Deals out of 1,236 listings starting at $3,995
Used Chevrolet Malibu
35 Great Deals out of 1,792 listings starting at $2,995
Used Honda Accord
34 Great Deals out of 1,650 listings starting at $3,490
Used Nissan Altima
40 Great Deals out of 1,192 listings starting at $1,600

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.