Having problems with your 2002 Saturn S-Series ?
I have a Saturn SL1 2002 (Automatic). Twice before in the last three weeks the car did not start. I put it in neutral and then managed to start it. Today, it simply will not start anymore. All lights up. I hear the fuel pump turn on but no the starter does not turn.
I have been wondering about these possible causes:
1. Linkage between transmission shifter and ignition
2. System that identifies the chip in the key and then allows it to start
3. Ignition system itself
Your problem is the NSS neutral safety switch which saturn loves to call a transmission range sensor. if you remove your battery and air ducting you'll have access to the sensor which is top side mounted on your transmisson, it has 3 cable harnesses on it. is secured by 2 bolts only. you'll need a multimeter to make sure you have it set TDC top dead center. if it is TDC, when set the car to drive the sensor should read absolute 0 on the multimeter just remember the ebrake.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for 2002 Saturn S-Series
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