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My 1993 sable will not crank over. It was running just fine, then just like that, it would not start. Auto parts store tested battery and it was fine. I can hear a noise that sounds like the solinoid trying to kick but the engine does not crank. Any suggestions? Also, where is solinoid located? Thanks, JIM

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Remove the starter tested and have it tested., sounds like that may be the problem here.

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