Why wont your 1997 Saturn sl2 start after the engine gets worm it starts fine on a cold start but after running for 15min and gets a little worm it wont start.when trying to start. it makes a click?
Of course it could be somethng else, but I have seen starters do this. I had a vehicle that the starter was apparently about to go out. When it was warm it would kinda seize up and not start. Another reason is if the battery is not strong enough it will cause a click sound and not start. It will still have enough amps to run other electric, but not enough amp to start. As the vehicle cools just enough power is going back to the battery to start it. This is either a battery problem or the alternator is causing this by not fully charging. A good auto store can check the start and charging systeme for you for free. Usually you dont have to take anything off the car wither. Well, I hope this helps you. Good luck.
+1 on a bad battery or alternator. Get both checked at your local autoparts store.
Your statement is a little inconclusive. Will the transmission shift when the engine is turned off, but not shift when the engine is running? If it is jammed and refusing to move even with the engine off, the problem will be inside the gearbox and usually related to the selector forks and or rods. If the the problem is there only when the engine is running the problem will be related to the clutch assembly…
First, make sure the battery is good. Check it with a volt meter, with engine off you must have a little more than 12 volts. With engine running at idle you will have around 13 volts, and at say 2000 rpm you should have anywhere from 13.8 to 14.5 volts. If when the engine is running and all is good, then replace the battery, if the charge is still at only 12 volts when the…
The "performance" button does not give more power, nor does it make you accelerate faster. The performance button only changes the shift patterns of the automatic transmission. When in performance mode, the transmission shifts a little later, when the engine is running at a higher RPM. It's best to use the performance button when you have several people in the vehicle or are otherwise carrying a heavy load.
To tow a 97 Pontiac grand am but you cant get it out of park without the engine running What can you do or is there something i can disconnect to get it out of park?
Other than spilling a little gas is there anything you should know about relieving the fuel pressure before you install a non adjustable fuel pressure regulator on your 2002 mercury villager?
That depends on how, when and where it is squealing. For example, if the brakes squeal when applied, the brake pads are probably worn down. A squeal from the engine compartment whenever the engine is running could be a loose serpentine belt (especially if the squeal changes a little when you rev the engine).
The timing chain on your Saturn is self adjusting. If it gets to the point that the self adjusting mechanism is no longer working, your engine is probably worn to the point that you need a little internal work; valves, pistons/rings, bore the cylinder, bearings... The timing chain shouldn't stretch and the adjuster rails shouldn't wear much faster than the other components if the engine has been properly maintained.
Not a DIY job. Take it to an A/C shop. Actually, isn't the ac right in the front of the engine. It looks like a large cylinder, and it's a little longer than the alternator. It's right on the front left of the engine connected to the belt assembly. All you have to do is pick up a recharge unit at an autoparts store and use the low pressure port (the one on the far…
If the engine light came on at a stop light and it is sputtering and white smoke is coming from the exhaust what is wrong?
Standing in front of your car with the hood up, look to the right side of the engine down between the coolant hose and the engine lifting hook and you will see a little bump down about 6 inches with black and yellow wires attached. That should be it.. be sure the engine is cool before unscrewing it and use Teflon tape when you replace it to seal the threads.