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Starter seems to stick and finally the engine turns over and

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starter seems to stick and finally the engine turns over and shudders/runs rough. Recently had alternator replaced as well as the battery. Used to have a lot of head light dimming/flickering but with new alternator that seems to have stopped. Per mechanic, our security system doesn't always recognize the keys. Took him aver 75 starts to recreate the issue with the starter sticking. Wondering if replacing the BCM would be effective.
JA: Have you checked the fuses? Have you checked the bulbs?
Customer: our mechanic has. main issue now is the starter seeming to stick and engine running rough at first
JA: What is the model/year of your Saturn?
Customer: 2008 Vue - XR
JA: Are you fixing your VUE yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: had it to shop
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: don't think so
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Saturn
Expert:  mike switzer replied 10 months ago.

the security system on these vehicle do not keep it from starting. they keep it from running. i would suspect your starteris going bad. however since you also say the engine runs roughfor a bit does it also crank slowly?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
It sort of sticks a cranks like it's trying to start. Then it does just barely start and the engine sputters until it runs normal
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Already had alternator and battery replaced. Could this be an issue with the BCM?
Expert:  mike switzer replied 9 months ago.

how many miles are on your vehicle. i apologize for the delay i have internet issues for a bit.