Last post on Aug 11, 2013 at 6:30 AM
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#137 of 144 2004 4 cylinder 5 and won't start :-/
Jan 09, 2013 (8:07 am)
I have just over 80k miles and never have had an issue. Ran a ton of errands on Monday all was well. Tuesday at 730am she wouldn't start. Power to dash, lights, etc. She sounded like she was trying then just quit. The car has lived all, but 1 year, in Florida or Arizona. Last time I had a battery issue -- 5 years ago -- there were warning signs. Any suggestions?
#138 of 144 Re: 2004 4 cylinder 5 and won't start :-/ [seattlegirl32]
Jan 09, 2013 (3:44 pm)
If you last replaced your battery 5 years ago its likely time for a new one as they usually only last about 5 years. There is no warning light specific to replacing the battery - they just test it to see how much voltage it has. If its below 12-13v its time to replace.
Jan 15, 2013 (2:15 pm)
ok ..so i bought this car from a used car dealership ..first mistake .. well battery died, replaced it, now no start.. already replaced bcm ..the fuel injectors, and tried to locate all the ground splices and make sure they were securely tightend .. no security light on .. just service soon, water coolant level, and now reduced power... occasionally..u canget the car to start up by cycling the key from off to acc ..but in reduced power mode..and wont go faster than 10 mph ..im at my wits end .. as the dealership says i bought the car "as is" ive had to pay for all this myself ...
any ideas what to do ? besides junk the car and take the 5,000 loss .....
2002 saturn vue 2.2 automatic
#140 of 144 Re: no start issue again [worstcarever]
Jan 16, 2013 (6:49 am)
If you're in reduced power mode there are 2 things to check/repair - accelerator pedal position sensor and throttle position sensor.
Before you throw parts at it you should get the codes read to find out whats causing the service engine light...if you post the error codes it makes it easier to help you too. Will keep an eye out...
#142 of 144 04' Vue 6cyl. 60k miles. Wont Start?
Mar 03, 2013 (12:22 pm)
04' Vue 6cyl. 60k miles. This just randomly happened a few days ago. Engine will not turn over with key, but I can take a screw driver and bypass key and start it up by jumping the starter cylinoid. As if it is not getting juice to the starter by using the key? Starter works, battery is good, Any ideas?
#143 of 144 2006 Saturn Vue won't start
Jul 01, 2013 (12:01 pm)
2006 Saturn Vue won't start. Battery is fine, I have power windows, lights & radio, and it's less than 6 months old. Tried to jump it anyway, but nothing. It makes absolutely no sound when turning the key. I noticed vapor (smoke?steam?) coming out of the vents the day before, and what I thought was an electrical burning smell, but that stopped and the car continued to run. Then this happened. A friend ran a scan with a hand held device and code "P1599 idle control" came up. Had car towed to nearby independent station, and they say that won't cause the car to not start. So what could the problem be? He says no codes are coming up when he scans? Is it the starter? Any suggestions???
#144 of 144 2005 Vue won't start
Aug 11, 2013 (6:30 am)
After reading this forum, I consider myself blessed that my 2005 Vue has not had some of the issues I've seen. For the most part, it has been a source of safe and reliable transportation with very little issue until now. This is the first time it has not worked and I have put considerable mileage on it since I purchased it in 2006. On Friday, when I started it, it sputtered a little, but once I pressed the gas, it proceeded, although it took a great deal of time and lots of gas pedal acceleration to get up to speed so that the automatic transmission would shift into the next gear (unusual). Still, I was able to make it to work, just had to use much more energy on the drive there. I thought I might be seeing a transmission problem surfacing, but to be sure that I wasn't driving with the car in between gears, I switched to neutral when I reached a stop light, switched back to drive and proceeded on with no problems, not even the problem of slow acceleration. After a few hours at work, I went out to leave for an offsite meeting - started the car - it was on, but sputtered off quickly. Then it would not restart. It turned over consistently and all battery related things work, tank full of gas, but car would not catch to fire engine up to go. Coworker did visual inspection and saw nothing wire related. Thinks it is the ignition module. Could that be true and if so, what kind of cost would I be seeing for this repair?