2008 Saturn Aura XE - Car won't start.

Asked by Jan 05, 2016 at 12:03 PM about the 2008 Saturn Aura XE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

We replaced the starter and it works for about 4 drives.  Now it won't turn over.  Just a click.   Battery was tested and was told it was not the battery.  What else could it be.

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Alternator is not charging. Replace alternator

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I had the same issue! Everything's in working condition and I replaced the starter and ignition and nothing. I even replaced the starter relay number 31 in the fuse box. I did notice when I pulled out the relay that one of the prongs came out kind of easy. I looked at the connection point inside and it looked like if might note be making good contact with the prong so I bent the prong a bit and towards the metal contact point inside the slot and BAMMMM BABY! That was it! Starts every time now! The issue was sporadic also, sometimes it would start and other times the starter wouldn't even turn the motor over at all. Everything worked too but the starter. Well, I hope this helps someone... Reply to this if it does please. Thanks!

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I'm currently having the same issue on a 2008 Saturn Aura XE. Had starter replaced but still has staring problem after driving a few times. Took it to the dealer they replaced computer but it still did not fix it. I have taken it back 3 times. Did you ever find out what the problem was?

Same issue here. Replace starter the weeks ago and it worked fine. Then went to start it and I was only getting a CLICK. Put another new starter in and it started right up. Drive to the store and click it wouldn't start. I hit the steering wheel and the key then tried again and it worked. That truck worked for about 3 days. Now I don't even get a click but my battery has a 12.55 charge. Could it be the ignition switch maybe? Oh fuses are good. My passenger Windows won't roll up from drivers side door panel. My seat belt light keeps coming on while driving even though it's on and nothing obstructing the latch. Could it be a computer issue maybe? Windows went first seat belt issue came after replacing the first starter 3 weeks ago. Help

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Im having the same issue with a 2008 Saturn AUra. Have replaced the battery...and checked all the fuses...Switched to old spare key to make sure it wasnt something to do with rfid in key. It seems to me that if the car heats up after running 15-20 mins..then thats when you dont want to shut it off. It will not start until the car has sat for a while. I have experimented with it, and it seems to me the car is getting unusually hot under the hood. Fans are all ok, fluid in radiator is fine....heat works really well so im thinking there arent any air pockets in the radiator....I purchased a starter thinking that it may have a short that only apppears once the engine compartment is warmed up. For now...temp gauge is reading little below half way so its not overheating the engine, and ill just leave it running while i stop somewhere...and use the spare key to lock the doors...Someone know of anything else i can check before i tackle this starter?

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Ive noticed that the underhood fuse/relay box loses resistance to the starter relay. I would look into that.

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Thanks Anthony. That is the next step. Just replaced the starter yesterday evening late. Took the car on a test run today..fired up sweet this morning...shut it off and restarted bunch of times. Was paranoid enough that i just left the vehicle running while in town. Stayed running for about 3 hours. Good enough a test here in Louisiana...was around 90 today. Get home, shut it down, will not start. Im eating the 190.00 receipt for supper tonite. I pulled the battery cover, and pulled the fuse cover, and im thinking it may be the fuse box...read somewhere that I could remove it and the underside might show damage that i can see. Ill just have to see what happens. Im at a dead end if i dont see anything obvious. Do you happen to know if this car has a secondary cooling fan on the radiator that if its not working would prevent the car from starting until it cools? Just a thought, Ive run across alot of issues with cooling fans not running or dragging and a/c's shut down, motors start hesitating and rough idle.. just wondering if I should be hearing a louder fan noise from the fans when the a/c is on. Right now I'm all out and all ears for suggestions.

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ok, cooling fans all checked out. fans both run and ac fan kicks on and is high speed. looking for videos and pictures of how to pull this fuse box out without creating more issues.

I had the same issue! Everything's in working condition and I replaced the starter and ignition and nothing. I even replaced the starter relay number 31 in the fuse box. I did notice when I pulled out the relay that one of the prongs came out kind of easy. I looked at the connection point inside and it looked like if might note be making good contact with the prong so I bent the prong a bit and towards the metal contact point inside the slot and BAMMMM BABY! That was it! Starts every time now! The issue was sporadic also, sometimes it would start and other times the starter wouldn't even turn the motor over at all. Everything worked too but the starter. Well, I hope this helps someone... Reply to this if it does please. Thanks!

have you replaced the relay's on the car it self that is the next step for me i am tired of putting money into this car

HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM HEAR WITH A 2008 AURA XE, WONT CRANK AFTER CAR WARMS UP, ONLY WILL START WHEN COOL AT NITE. ITS GONNA BE THE PNP SWITCH ON THE TRANS. CHECK THE ORANGE AND BLK STRIPE WIRE FOR GROUND WHEN IN PARK AND NEUTRAL. BEST PLACE TO TEST IS AT RIGHT REAR HEAD IN THE LOOM. JUST UNDER THE HEATER HOSES. WHEN CAR DOESN'T CRANK YOU WILL MORE THAN LIKELY FIND THAT THIS WIRE IS NOT GROUNDING. HOPE THAT HELPS YA 'LL..

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