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2000 Saturn LW2 Wagon. Has anyone out there had a recurring problem with ignition?

klulesabtkarzklulesabtkarz Member Posts: 2
edited December 2014 in Saturn
Car will start normally with no problem and then out of nowhere will not start. Battery is fine lights etc. have power but when key is turned gauge lights come on etc.but starter does not engage. Then later will try it again and it starts as if nothing was wrong, totally unpredictable in terms of when it happens.

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  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAMember Posts: 9,403

    Car will start normally with no problem and then out of nowhere will not start. Battery is fine lights etc. have power but when key is turned gauge lights come on etc.but starter does not engage. Then later will try it again and it starts as if nothing was wrong, totally unpredictable in terms of when it happens.

    Since it does start at times, the starter solenoid may be the issue. If the starter is still the original, it feels like the likely culprit given the age of the vehicle. The starter itself could be the issue, but I'd start simple.
  • klulesabtkarzklulesabtkarz Member Posts: 2
    Thanks Mr. Shiftright, I am beginning to think it is the ignition switch. Is this difficult to replace on this model ? Is there anything that needs to be reset ( as I have read about with the Ions) ?
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