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I justt purchased my 1998 sl saturn and all it needed was a tune up...but when i went to start the car the starter blew...what do you think could of cause this problem?

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I never saw a starter blow up, I have seen many just wear out from age and use, like all other organic and mechanical devices. If it lasted 10 years, it did its job. On Saturn S cars replacing a starter is a headache and is a job best left to someone with a lift and tools.

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