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2004 Saturn vue manual trans, crank no start. innova 3100 no

Customer Question

2004 Saturn vue manual trans
JA: What are all the symptoms you've noticed (e.g. noises, leaks, flashing lights, error codes)?
Customer: crank no start. innova 3100 no longer communicates. power to ob is good
JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?
Customer: it was my son went to pick a new battery. car sat for a month before I got to it
JA: Are you fixing your Vue yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: checked fuses and power to ob. confused??
JA: What confuses you?
Customer: I shut car off went In the office for two minutes came out at it wouldn't start. no warning
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Saturn
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

If a code reader will not communicate with the powertrain control module and the engine does not start then odds are the PCM has failed, but it may have lost power or ground due to a wiring or power distribution issue.

I assume you have no spark or fuel pressure?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can i check pcm or no telling until replaced. Put new battery fuel rail built pressure. Didn't gauge it.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

What would need to be done if the PCM was not responsive is test it's powers and grounds. If it isn't awake yet it's powers and grounds are present then it can be condemned.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay. I will check those tomorrow
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.