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Is the shifter real loose and floppy?
If it is you may be starting out in 3rd gear instead of 1st!
Remove the shifter boot below the shifter look at the rods as you shift 1 thru 5 and Rev! Note the rod position as you shift thru the gears. You can do this while sitting idle, not driving!
If while tring to get it into 1st, take your hand and push the left rod farther forward has you move it into 1st gear! If you are able to get it into 1st, try driving forward, if it doesn't stall, chances are you need to replace the shifter do to the worn out Nylon Bushings in the shifter! If this doesn't help, take a look under the hood and see if the shifter cables are attached to the top of the shifter tower! Some times the clips holding the shifter cable to the trans come off and one of the cables will slide making it impossible to get it into 1st gear!
Hope this helps!
if you need photos of what I'm trying to explain, please reply back as soon as possible.

1999 Saturn SL | Answered on Aug 18, 2014


Turn your steering wheel to allow the ignition to fully unlock while turning the key.

1999 Saturn SL | Answered on Aug 13, 2014


Solution #2 by dr4saturns was on the money. The bundle of wires was easy to get to and u can see where the wires connect (w/ flashlight). I wiggled the wires and .. Bam! Car started right up. I've been searching the internet (a lot!) and have seen many people with this same problem .. good battery, starter is good, dash lights work, headlights work but no dim when trying to start. No dome lights, no radio, no door chime, no door locks. Now I just need to find a fuse box but i'm not sure it's within my scope to replace, seems a bit complicated for a shadetree mechanic. Thanks dr4saturns!

1999 Saturn SL | Answered on Jul 29, 2014


Not sure what you are asking, but if it's that the Hazzards are not flashing, the flasher is located on the Back Side of the interior fuse block located below the Radio. Remove the access panel to the right of the drivers foot well!
It is I believe Yellow in color above the Orange courtesy Buzzer/ Rear Defroster timer module.

1999 Saturn SL | Answered on Jul 26, 2014


The Starter is located under the intake manifold on th back bottom side of the motor!
The only way to remove it is from under the car!
Remove the Neg Battery terminal from the battery before going under the car.
If I recall correctly, there are (2) 14 or 15mm bolts holding it to the engine block, one of them is a Blind bolt, as you will only be able to feel its location on the back side of the starter. (tip, when replacing the bolt behind the starter, either have a small magnet inside the socket to hold the bolt inside the socket while tring to locate the hole. You could also use a small piece of paper or plastic bag to wedge the bolt head to the socket so it doesn't fall out while tring to locate the hole!
You will also have a 13mm nut holding the Positive battery and Alt. cable to the starter and a 10mm nut holding the wire coming from the ignition switch.
Hope this helps!
Happy Saturn Motoring!

1999 Saturn SL | Answered on Jul 26, 2014


It is located on the fuse panel on the Passenger side.
Look for the removable panel that is located below the radio/center bezel on the right side (passenger side). It's not part of the center shifter console, but just forward of it. Remove the panel marked "Fuses"! You will find the Wiper Fuse in this panel along with the fuses for the Radio, Accessory Power Plug/Lighter, Power Door Lock & Window Relays, Fuel Pump Relay, Cruise Control fuse, exc......
Hope this info helps!

1999 Saturn SL | Answered on Jul 26, 2014


Start by replacing the ignition coil. (Don't remember if that year has a coil pack or a distributor with an HEI coil... either way, replace the coil).

1999 Saturn SL | Answered on Jul 20, 2014


post symptoms like this.
i check head lights, they work key out , so do they?
i turn the key to Ignition on.
the dash self test lamps all glow, do they,?
look at that CEL lamp, (aka SES) lamp, check engine lamp
it it dont glow the engine brain, lost power, fuse, (head lamps work)
if the CEL glows. then now crank the engine, (start pos.)
does it crank robustly? yes /no?
yes, do you have spark>
no, does car crank over fast with jumper cables to running donor car?

that is start, no pun.

1999 Saturn SL | Answered on Jul 18, 2014


Rack or power steering pump or belt

1999 Saturn SL | Answered on Jul 16, 2014


yes this will effect your car's gas milage and emmisions.do replace it when possible.however it is still drivable.hope this helps

1999 Saturn SL | Answered on Jul 06, 2014


There are two sensors, one on the exhaust manifold the other on the catalytic converter. The exhaust manifold is the easy one to replace, the other the car needs to be on a lift.

Changing the O2 sensor will improve you gas mileage,

1999 Saturn SL | Answered on Jul 03, 2014


It sound like map sensor when it under load it bring the revs up

1999 Saturn SL | Answered on Jul 01, 2014


is the odometer dead too?
key fact, save tons if work.
both use the SAME signal. so............

first what is bad, then how, follows.

1999 Saturn SL | Answered on Jun 23, 2014


We have 96 toyoto camery. It will start then it will die for no reason. Take the map senser out it will run. Just uses a lot of gas. Is it the senser or something else.

1999 Saturn SL | Answered on Jun 19, 2014


Make sure the fan temp sensor is working, that is does the coolant fan come on when it gets hot.

1999 Saturn SL | Answered on Jun 09, 2014


u will not fix it. it sounds like the track motor has slipped. so; take it to a mechanic, that u trust and let them fix it. lol. there hav been a few other questions about this issue on this site in the past. lol.

1999 Saturn SL | Answered on Jun 04, 2014


Brake booster is possibly leaking

1999 Saturn SL | Answered on May 09, 2014


There are several things that could be wrong. The problem with an Auto Zone scanner is that it's just a code reader. You'll need to troubleshoot the engine. Start by looking for a vacuum leak. Are the fuel and air filters clean? How about plugs and wires?

1999 Saturn SL | Answered on May 09, 2014


Look at the engine mount on top and make sure it isn't broken. If the engine is twisting due to torque load it may be pulling on the throttle cable assuming the year you have has one. Just a thought.

1999 Saturn SL | Answered on Apr 28, 2014


It could just be that your horns are bad and need replacing. You got to the horn relay and have somebody push the horn buttons while you hold your fingers on the relay, if you feel it click the your buttons are good and you have bad horns.

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1999 Saturn SL | Answered on Apr 26, 2014

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