Tried everything Saturn still won't start

Asked by Jan 19, 2015 at 07:46 PM about the 2001 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC1 Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi, I'm in dire need of assistance my mom gave me a 2001 saturn sc1 1.9 SOHC after
she had told me it only needs a new engine because she blew a head and who knows
what else was wrong with it. Anyways I ordered and engine from an online source the
engine had only 50,000 miles on it for 650$ I thought what a steal free car and cheap
engine. I went on to buy new parts for the car to cover the warranty on the engine.
Engine showed I swapped it out myself, fired it up and it ran for about five minutes before
I noticed it was leaking radiator fluid I shut the car off tightened all the leaks fired it back
up and it ran for another ten minutes or so then it died. I started it back up and it idled
rough then when I went to give it gas it idled lower decelerated and died I got it to star a
few times but same outcome eventually it wouldn't start again. I immediately started
troubleshooting and buying parts: fuel filter, fuel pump, ignition coils, ignition module (but
I took that back) to the point where I was going broke and wife was starving then decided
I need professional assistance since I'm no mechanic anyways I took it to a local shop
they ran a diagnostic and got no codes but when they tested my fuel rail with an
ohmmeter it was putting out too much they decided that that's regulated by the PCM and
I need a new one. So I got my car back and sat on the idea for a few day since it was
nothing definite given to me as of what the problem is. So I started messing around with it
and I noticed that the security light would not go off but thought nothing of it (because I'm
oblivious) and went on to go buy a new PCM swapped it out and for some reason really
paid attention to the not going away SECURITY light so I looked up some things and
came up with my car was in theft mode I did the bypass relearn and it fired right up for 30
seconds and then died as I tried to give it gas like it did when I first got the engine in. So
once again decided I need a pro or two so I took it in to the local Gm dealer and they
charged me 240$ to tell me I need a new crankshaft position sensor and connector but
you need that before we know anything else. I gave Em their 240$ and bought the parts
myself took the car home and did it myself still cranks but won't start I have spent over
1400$ on hanging parts on this car and haven't driven it a mile yet and around 2,050$
total on it please pleas please help I need clarity and a running Saturn sc1

1 Answer

New starter battery ALT have power on s thermal reset compter help..lol

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Saturn S-Series Questions

Saturn S-Series Experts

#1 Alex Nazarian
Alex Nazarian
Reputation 1,500
#2 helpmeplease
helpmeplease
Reputation 1,040
#3 fabian_09_21
fabian_09_21
Reputation 880
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
813 Great Deals out of 84,287 listings starting at $1,050
Used Saturn L-Series
425 listings starting at $1,999
Used Saturn VUE
49 Great Deals out of 2,074 listings starting at $1,184
Used Honda Civic
657 Great Deals out of 88,603 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Cavalier
1,000 listings
Used Toyota Camry
999 Great Deals out of 90,916 listings starting at $650
Used Volkswagen Jetta
446 Great Deals out of 40,941 listings starting at $950
Used Ford Mustang
472 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Corolla
784 Great Deals out of 73,831 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Impala
521 Great Deals out of 31,726 listings starting at $1,450
Used Ford Focus
539 Great Deals out of 57,171 listings starting at $1,095
Used BMW 3 Series
973 Great Deals out of 31,729 listings starting at $1,000

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.