I always look forward to reading what you guys have to say about the various
items this group covers. I also find the OT threads interesting.
You're a smart bunch of guys. And I didn't know where else to go.
That said, I'd like to know if any of you know of an auto repair
newsgroup(s). I've searched, but to no avail.
I have a 2000 Saturn station wagon, 6 cylinder, which I bought new. It has
126K miles on it. Recently I had the gearshift cable replaced because it
was slipping and it frequently wouldn't lock in PARK so I couldn't start the
car. All was good for a couple weeks but, alas, now it won't start even
though now it does lock in park. Battery is good, lights are bright, fan
blows and radio plays. But nada/zip when I turn the key when in park (or
any other gear). When accessories are off I don't hear anything when I turn
The shop wants me to have it towed in so they can perform various tests
This is expensive because I'm rural and it's a long trip. Plus their pound
of flesh, of course. BTW, I'm retired and carefully watching my
I'd like to do a few tests myself but I don't know where to start. Which is
why I have chosen to come to this august body for help.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Dick in Ferris, TX