Starting Problam

Asked by Oct 14, 2012 at 11:40 PM about the 2001 Saturn S-Series 3 Dr SC2 Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2001 3 door coupe recently Ive had problams getting it started(well Kinda) I can get it to start
every time all day on some days with know problam, on the other days I can get it started fine drive it
somewhere it wont start lights come on, door dingger dings but not a sign its gonna start. Tried push
starting it going forward no go, push start it in reverse it will start. Sometimes if I just rock the car it will
start. What couuld be causeing this

2 Answers

Check your starter. You may have a flat spot on the armature or the fields. That would explain why you can rock the car forward or backward and than start the car. By rocking the car your moving the armature to a different spot on the fields. It is also possible The bendix gear on the starter could be wearing. Take out the starter and bring it to an Autozone parts store. They will either be able to test it for you or send you to someone that can. Good-Luck this does not sound like a major problem. For obvious reasons I'd fix this before winter. Believe it or not sometimes when the car won't start if you hit the starter with a hammer on the casing it wil move you from the bad spot and the car may actually start. Throw a hammer in the back seat.

1,535

Needz moar new starter.

Your Answer

Saturn S-Series Experts

  • #1
    Alex Nazarian
    Reputation
    1,520
  • #2
    helpmeplease
    Reputation
    1,060
  • #3
    fabian_09_21
    Reputation
    900
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Saturn L-Series
480 listings starting at $1,399
Used Toyota Camry
1,076 Great Deals out of 72,629 listings starting at $990
Used Toyota Corolla
928 Great Deals out of 66,116 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Civic
832 Great Deals out of 78,398 listings starting at $900
Used Saturn VUE
54 Great Deals out of 2,094 listings starting at $1,699
Used Ford Mustang
759 Great Deals out of 42,755 listings starting at $1,300
Used Honda Accord
1,019 Great Deals out of 62,743 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Focus
757 Great Deals out of 53,618 listings starting at $1,299
Used Chevrolet Camaro
422 Great Deals out of 31,785 listings starting at $2,395
Used Ford Taurus
252 Great Deals out of 17,902 listings starting at $1,499
Used Ford Crown Victoria
12 Great Deals out of 1,218 listings starting at $1,995
Used BMW 3 Series
1,046 Great Deals out of 31,559 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.