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It will not start. slow crank and won't turn over. battery…

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It will not start...

It will not start. slow crank and won't turn over. battery and starter are new

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuel supply? And are all the spark plugs working?

I have not but as i said, slow crank and then a click

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Saturn?

2004 ion 2.2

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Ion yourself? What have you tried so far?

Changed starter and had battery charged. also changed relays

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No, that's basically it.

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Saturn
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Saturn Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 9 months ago
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Saturn Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 9 months ago

Hey how are you

battery and starter are new , how about our battery cables down to the starter ,loose or corroded ,did you check ?

with test light and ignition switch in the start position , will take 2 people to do, are you gettig a full 12 volts at the starter ?

how many miles on it ? did we check compression ,any mechanical issue prior , is internal where u can not turn engine , or the wiring to start is the issue ?

lets start here and we go from there

click on link to view the starting system wiring circuit , so we can do some current flow diagnostic if need be .

Please let me know

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I'm alone right now so i won't be able to do anything that requires 2 people. I changed the starter myself 2 weeks ago and cables seemed to be fine. I have a multimeter which I can check voltage with so where should I go from there?
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Mileage is around 150k. Car was working fine, then sat for 2 months and now won't start
Saturn Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 9 months ago

ok sounds good , lets check those cables at starter and let see what we have

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Saturn Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 9 months ago

if there is 12 volts and holding , then check starter on the bench and replace ,if starter good and 12 volts check compression ?

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Saturn Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 9 months ago

this slow crank is either from starter or not enough power from cables

or it is a mechanical issue causing the starter to drag .if power from battery to starter checks out and starter is good

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