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1999 Saturn engine does not start.. It has chattering door

Customer Question

1999 Saturn engine does not start. . It has chattering door lock problem, if related.
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: No, it started one day ago.
JA: What is the model of your '99 Saturn?
Customer: I bought it used, need to look up.
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I disconn. the battery. . It may be weak battery, drained by some electric problem.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: The engine idling sound is noisy. . Exhaust may leak somewhere.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Saturn
Expert:  Gm Tech (Cam) replied 1 year ago.

Hi there, I am Cam.

Can you tell me what model of saturn you have? If you try to start with the headlights on, can you tell me how much they dim when trying to start?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
1999 SL2.
Reconnected. the battery, found all door locks are locked (they were left unlocked before disconn.).
Head lamp on, tried to start. . All kinds of noises, including door locks. . Headlamp intensity fluctuated.
Expert:  Gm Tech (Cam) replied 1 year ago.

What happens if you try to boost your vehicle from another?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have no helper now.
BTW, I cannot keep spending $26.
Expert:  Gm Tech (Cam) replied 1 year ago.

Its not 26$ for each reply, its 26$ for this thread.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I already spent $26. . And spend another $26 for call?+
Expert:  Gm Tech (Cam) replied 1 year ago.

Sorry, the phone call option is an extra service. WE can continue like this if you wish.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If I can't get good tech info by chatting, I don't think it will be better by talking.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Please don't keep texting to my phone.
Expert:  Gm Tech (Cam) replied 1 year ago.

Sorry about that. I will opt out and let another expert assist you.

Expert:  Tool Hut replied 1 year ago.

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