I have a 2000 Saturn with about 140,000 miles on it. This morning after driving a short distance (maybe 2blocks) to the local gym my car wouldn’t start when I came out about an hour later. When I put the key in and give it the first turn to the “run” (think that is what it’s labeled) position the dash lights headlights, ac, radio, etc all turn on fine, however when I try to turn it to “start” nothing happens. No noise, no clicking, nothing.
This is the second time this has happened to me, first time was roughly a month ago pretty much the exact same situation drove a short distance this time the car was only off for maybe 10-15 minutes and wouldn’t start. However, that time when I went back to my car about 30 minutes later it started just fine, that was not the case this time.
After that first time I brought my car into the local shop to see what the problem was, the mechanic couldn’t find anything wrong. Can’t recall everything he said he checked (battery, starter, alternator if I recall) and said everything was good and the conclusion he came to is that I must have left a light on or something. Which I didn’t, as it was in the middle of the day and my dome light is always set to off anyways and the headlights weren’t on and the doors were all properly closed and what not.
Also, I had the battery and spark plugs replaced about a year ago and aside from that everything in my car seems to be working fine…
Anyways, any suggestions/thoughts would be much appreciated.