The anti theft system in the 2000 Saturn LS1, thinks you're trying to steal the car sometimes. You have to wait ten minutes before the 'Security' light stops flashing. Once the security light is not flashing you can start the car. Trying to start the car with the security light flashing will either burn out your starter or deplete your battery!
Cutting White Wire on Saturn Ion to Fix Starting Issue
UPDATE 3/21/2014: My car is still working fine. I still have not had a
problem with it starting since I posted this video 5 years ago. Still on
the same battery. Thanks for all the comments!
This is me showing how I cut the passlock wire on my car. My car would not
start on damp, cold mornings, often taking 30 - 40 minutes to get it to
start. After reading several forums I found users who were doing this to
"fix" the problem. I thought I would tape this for anyone who was thinking
of doing the same but doesn't know anything about cars. Like me. :)
Note: I owe thanks to meron for the post at this link
http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f1137a7/83 it is where I
first heard about this solution.
Update 10.6.2012: I added a switch, I believe it was this one
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062533 I installed
it with it in the off position, started the car, switched it to On while
the car was running and the service engine light went away. Car started
fine after that. I just shut it off again as it was cold one morning this
week and I had trouble getting the car started. Once I got it running,
turned it off and haven't had trouble starting it since. YMMV
No Crank, No Start Diagnosis - EricTheCarGuy
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Whenever you have a no start condition when attempting to start your
vehicle it's important to make the distinction between "no crank, no start"
and "crank, no start" situations as they are treated differently. This
video covers what I do when confronted with a 'no crank, no start'
situation and in this case it's a worst case scenario so be sure to watch
till the end.
Starter diagnosis video
No start basics video
Parasitic draw video
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DIY How to install replace the starter on a 1999 Saturn SL2
1996 1997 1998 1999 Saturn SL2, The starter was just clicking at the
solenoid when I turn the key. I checked the fuses and relays to see if all
ok first. Also checked all the wires from the batterry to starter and
ground. If clutch switch was bad the starter would have not made a sound,
so I know it's good. I used a Samsung HMX-W200 1080p HD Camcorder
Saturn Engineering: How to start a Saturn with any key
Saturn Engineering: How to start a Saturn with any key
My friend starting his car with many different keys. We used a honda civic
key, a nissan sentra key, a regular house key, and even a chunk of metal.
The ignition of the car had some issues and it pretty much would turn by
itself without any key. I believe this issue is very common in old saturn
Saturn sc2 starter install
tools needed: 3/8 ratchet 10mm 13mm long flat head screw driver 3/8 wobble
extension short extension and Patience
2003 Saturn Ion that won't start in cold weather
Documenting my attempt to use a fix I found on the internet to resolve an
issue that plagues 2003-2004 Saturn Ions. The models in this year can have
difficulty starting in cold weather. At first it was pretty sporadic for
me but this year it was almost constant.
In the video I replace the ignition switch which actually ended up
resolving my problem. I guess there is a lubricant in this switch that
SHOULDN'T harden in cold weather but the ones that shipped in the cars of
these years do. Total cost $29.99 and about 30 minutes of time.
The specific symptoms you will see with this issue are (usually in cold
weather) you will try to start the car and it might crank a couple times
but then die. When you try to start it again you will hear a short fire
but then it stops. This is because the security system has kicked in and
shut off fuel to the vehicle for 10 minutes. After you wait 10 minutes you
can try to start it again. This cycle can happen multiple times (at its
worst I would have to go almost an hour of doing this).
Once you replace the part you may have to reset the security (passlock).
This is done by turning the key to start (but it won't) and then leaving it
in the run position until the lock light in the dash quits blinking (about
10 minutes). You then do this again (again waiting 10 minutes) and finally
a THIRD time (waiting another 10 minutes). After the third attempt you
turn the key to OFF and wait 30 seconds (this waiting is important I am
told!). It should then fire up.
Be sure to watch this on the Web if you can as I have a lot of in-video
comments to help!
Saturn Sl1 Start Issue help please!
My car stands me once every two weeks like this, if I wait a halfhour it
fires right up, note I pulled the body fuse as the door locks were
hammering and draining my battery at random.
0-60 in a 2000 Saturn SL
so i tried out my 0-60 in my Saturn just for fun and got 9.4 seconds. Keep
in mind it only had 100hp and it is a 5spd manual trans.
How to change the starter in a Saturn S series.
This is how to change the starter in all Saturn S series cars. This can be
the SC1, SL1, SW1 and the SC2, SL2, and SW2. It's a pretty common problem
and is fairly easy to do with minimal tools.
Don't buy GM cars! Stuck with a 2009 Cadillac CTS lemon as GM goes Bankrupt
After 4 months of negotiations between General Motors and my lawyer, my car
was deemed to be a lemon. It has gotten stuck in 1st or 2nd gear on 10
occasions. Lund Cadillac in Phoenix Arizona stated they cannot reproduce
probem, so car is ok. See video footage they dismissed! General Motors
retracted the offer, and now that they are bankrupt I cannot take them to
court! I haven't had my car in months, and now am stuck with a $45K piece
of junk! DO NOT BUY GENERAL MOTORS PRODUCTS ANYMORE, THEY DO NOT NEED TO
STAND BEHIND THEIR CARS
UPDATE: Well GM never stood behind this car and it was never fixed. I was
forced to purchase a new vehicle at full price.