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2003 Vue dies at the stop light. Wont start for half an hour.

The car has died two days in a row out of the blue. When you try to restart it you just hear a clicking of the starter relay. After a half hour it rires up as if nothing was ever wrong. The lights are strong and the battery seems to start it right up. Both times the car was still cold.

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  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    when my husband read this post, i thought he was talking about OUR car.
    the exact same things are happening, we thought it was the fuel pump, but its the computer board. saturn knows about the problem but will only fix it after so many years and so many kilometers :(

  • Marvin
    Marvin May 11, 2010

    Test the crankshaft position sensor.



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Check your battery terminal conections are clean and tight.

Check battery is in good condition.

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SOURCE: 99 Saturn won't start

I would suspect the starter solenoid or the starter. I may be telling you something you already know, so if I am, bear with me. When you turn the ignition key to start the car, you apply 12 volt to the starter solenoid (which is physically located on the starter). The solenoid is actually a relay that applies 12 volts( at very high current) to the starter. Since you are not hearing any clicking when you turn the key, I suspect the solenoid. BTW, when you get a starter it usually comes with a solenoid already atteched.

Hope this helps Good luck Loringh

Posted on Nov 02, 2008


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SOURCE: after running, saturn 2003 vue wont restart for about half hour

two things it might be 1? crank shaft sensor or 2? camshaft sensor

Posted on Jan 18, 2009


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SOURCE: 02 saturn l200 starts then dies immediately

try your spare key it sounds like the transponder in the key is going bad

Posted on Jun 29, 2009


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SOURCE: my 2003 saturn vue battery died and now it will

you may have to replace body control module, I had to tow my 2002 saturn vue v6 about two years ago to the dealer approx $500.

Posted on Dec 06, 2009


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SOURCE: The battery on my 2003

First of all the voltage of the battery needs to be checked. If the battery is too old then it has to be replaced. But if the battery is replaced and it’s new then the voltage of the battery needs to be checked. If the voltage is low then the battery needs to be charged. But if the voltage is proper but still there is problem then, Charge the battery then drive the car for few hours then r-check the voltage of the battery after few hours. If the voltage of the battery gets low then it’s the fault of alternator. The voltage of alternator needs to be checked. When the car is running at that time the battery is charged by the alternator. But if the car battery is loosing its charge after driving for few hours that means the alternator is not charging the battery when it’s running. So get the alternator checked, if the alternator is checked ok then check the wire connection between alternator and the car battery. If the connections of battery as well as alternator checked out ok then get the ignition switch and ignition lock cylinder checked. In some cases the car actually does not get off when you turn the ignition switch towards off. And due to this the car battery looses its power even when the car is turned off. So the ignitions switch and ignition lock cylinder needs to be checked. The exact volt at ignition system is 12 volt. Also the voltage of battery is 12 volts. If it’s low or not proper then it has to be charged.
If all the above possibilities mentioned above checked out OK/perfect then it’s a electrical issue and the wiring's in the car needs to be checked. The car gets power from the battery to get started. so the wires from battery needs to be checked one by one.

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