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My 98 saturn sl1 will not start. gauges light up battery tested and good with 12v and 630crankamps. there are no clicks when starter switch engaged the muti meter says starter has juice strong 12v to it?? so my problem is just that starter has juice battery is full charge no clicks and no engine warning lights. i have noticed the starter switch has been giving my key some problems like not turning or key getting stuck upon removal. have recently had a new key made for it and thought maybe it has fouled the switch?

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Sounds like the starter motor.

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