No crank engine problem

Asked by Jan 06, 2016 at 12:43 PM about the 1998 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SW2 Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car cranks, starts, and reaches operating temp. If you shut it off and try to
restart it will not crank. Once car cools and sets for a day then it restarts.
Battery, power all good when you turn igniontion switch on.

2 Answers

550

When the problem is ongoing, if the starter motor won't crank the engine, then I'd have to check voltage circuits and ground for the starter motor. Now, if it cranks good but won't start, that is a different issue. Have a helper crank it while you check for spark at the spark plugs. If spark everywhere, use a gage and check proper fuel pressure and injector pulse. Go from there.

I don't know about your car, but on a Volkswagen beetle it was a cracked ignition switch. Couldn't be seen.. cracked inside.

Your Answer

Saturn S-Series Experts

  • #1
    Alex Nazarian
    Reputation
    1,530
  • #2
    helpmeplease
    Reputation
    1,070
  • #3
    fabian_09_21
    Reputation
    920
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
774 Great Deals out of 67,996 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Corolla
967 Great Deals out of 65,033 listings starting at $850
Used Ford Mustang
606 Great Deals out of 39,027 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord
1,201 Great Deals out of 74,663 listings starting at $561
Used Ford F-150
3,198 Great Deals out of 239,103 listings starting at $1,300
Used Toyota Camry
1,004 Great Deals out of 101,199 listings starting at $300
Used Dodge Stratus
691 listings starting at $2,900
Used Chevrolet Camaro
498 Great Deals out of 33,565 listings starting at $1,450
Used Ford Ranger
178 Great Deals out of 5,466 listings starting at $1,250

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.