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97 Saturn sl2. Will not start. Will not even engage starter.

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Check for power to the signal wire to the starter solenoid while cranking . if no power check ignition switch,relay,&fuses.

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97 Saturn SL2 won't turn over


Check the neutral-saftey switch.  If it is a clutch, the starter will generally engage and the car will generally lurch forward.  Most newer cars are equiped with a switch that detects when the car is in-gear & wont permit it to turn over.  Could be the clutch but go for the cheap fix first.

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Car wont start 93 saturn


try having someone tap on the starter with a hammer or breaker bar while you turn the ignition. if it engages the starter then theres a problem and needs replaced. if not message me back and i'll help you trouble shoot further

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