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1999 saturn: wont start replaced alternator battery good what else

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1999 saturn sl wont start replaced alternator battery good what else could it be
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Saturn
Expert:  jim replied 7 years ago.
Does the vehcile turn over when you try to start it or does the car do nothing at all when you turn the key?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
it does nothing
Expert:  jim replied 7 years ago.
Do the head lights work?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Expert:  jim replied 7 years ago.

In order to isolate the problem, we will need to do the following test procedure. Hope this is helpful.


Test for 12 volts at the BODY, LOCKS, LIGHTER, and CHIME fuses in the Instrument Panel Junction Block (IPJB).

If ALL of these fuses do not have 12 volts on either side, disconnect the Black 68 way connector on the left side of the IPJB.

Inspect terminal F5 for overheating. This is a 3 millimeter wire.

If the terminal is overheated, replace the terminal.

Inspect for melted connector body and heat damage to the IPJB. Replace as necessary.

Expert:  jim replied 7 years ago.
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