Why my car won't start

Tiny
HOLLY4443
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  • 1993 SATURN SC2
  • 215,000 MILES
We have a good battery, checked the: started, good. Sensors, good. Clutch switch, good. Tested spark plugs and cables, good. Altinater, good. Power goes to all circuits. Does turn on. No crank. What's wrong with my baby? XD
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Thursday, March 29th, 2012 AT 8:42 PM

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Tiny
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So does the engine crank over normal speed and not start?Or it doesnt crank over and doesnt start?If it doesnt crank over at all does the starter make any noise at all?
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Thursday, March 29th, 2012 AT 9:04 PM
Tiny
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Nothing. You have power, all dash lights on. But no crank at all. Tested starter. Its fine. But no start at all. Like if you try to start a 5 speed, without pushing the clutch. Checked the clutch its good. Just clueless.
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Thursday, March 29th, 2012 AT 9:09 PM
Tiny
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Do you have a multimeter or test light to do some testing?Also you had the battery actually tested?Made sure the battery cables are clean and tight?
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Thursday, March 29th, 2012 AT 9:16 PM
Tiny
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Yep. Tested all fuses, and relays, brand new battery. Even checked the power cord to the starter. Can hear the the electrical system ingage. But no crank. Like its just waiting to start.
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Thursday, March 29th, 2012 AT 9:55 PM
Tiny
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Yep. Tested all fuses, and relays, brand new battery. Even checked the power cord to the starter. Can hear the the electrical system ingage. But no crank. Like its just waiting to start.
Have testers. Good cables.
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Thursday, March 29th, 2012 AT 9:57 PM
Tiny
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Does the starter make a thump noise when turning the key?
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Thursday, March 29th, 2012 AT 10:20 PM
Tiny
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For a short time it made a poping sound like a backfire. Now. Nothing. You turn the key. Then you here the fuel pump engage. As well the electrical stuff. But no crank. I thought it was the clutch switch. But nope. Lost
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Friday, March 30th, 2012 AT 12:06 AM
Tiny
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We took the starter to autozone. They tested it. Its good. Thinking it must be a wire.
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Friday, March 30th, 2012 AT 12:14 AM
Tiny
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Try this with the car in neutral and the ebrake on and the clutch pushed all the way to the floor. Turn the key to the start position see if you have power to the yellow wire and the purple wire at the clutch switch. Also the floor mat isnt under the clutch pedal is it?
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Friday, March 30th, 2012 AT 12:19 AM
Tiny
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We tested the wires. They have power. No mat in the way.
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Friday, March 30th, 2012 AT 12:23 AM
Tiny
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We tested the wires. They have power. No mat in the way.

What exactly is the steps for starting? Power comes from the battery and gos to.?
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Friday, March 30th, 2012 AT 12:28 AM

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