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Had a mechanic change a transmission hose yesterday & now

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Had a mechanic change a transmission hose yesterday & now the car won't start. 2007 Vue Hybrid
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Saturn
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.

HI,

Does the engine turn over but not start, or no noise at all when you turn the key to the crank position?

Is the security light coming on at all when the key is turned on, coming on and going off in about 10seconds, blinking on and off, or coming on and staying on until you turn the key back off?

Do you have a voltmeter to check voltage at the battery, and if so, please do this and let me know the voltage

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
You can hear the relay clicking but it's not engaging the starter. We didn't know there was a security light and have not seen it on. I'll look for a colt meter.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I meant volt
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.

HI,

Ok, check the battery voltage and charge battery if needed. If it is below 9.5v, replace it as it has a dead cell that wont hold a charge. If voltage is good, then let me know and we will go from there in testing

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We ran the battery dead yesterday trying the 10 minutes on thing so we're charging now
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

Ok, once you do that, if it is still clicking, let me know and we will go from there in testing all the components in the starting circuit

If it does start, go ahead and run it by a parts store and have them load test it while it is in the vehicle. This will test both voltage and amperage under loads and let you know if the battery cells are weak and warrant battery replacement or not.

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Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.

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