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Suzuki Vitara 2007

Having issues starting vehicle. No problem with battery not even a year old. Starter motor seems to be working fine. Spark plugs recently replaced. When turning the key engine light, vehicle lock light comes on. The car just won't click over to start. Everything else works fine - Radio, lights etc. Anyone know what the issue may be?

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    Thomas Perkins Nov 23, 2013

    Check your alternator,may not be charging your battery.

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The battery terminal connections is loose or corroded.
Battery faulty or discharged, if the cable are clean and tight on the battery turn the key to the ON position and switch the headlights or windshield wipers. If they won't run then the battery is discharged.
Broken, loose or disconnected wires in the starting circuit.
Starter motor pinion jammed in flywheel ring gear.
Starter solenoid faulty, Starter motor faulty, Ignition switch faulty.

Posted on Nov 23, 2013

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If the BCM has been replaced, the BCM has to be reprogrammed by a dealer as it control many car functions.

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SOURCE: cadillac 2004 cts, wont start

i had a 2003 ctc that did the same thing, it wouldn't start or would make a clicking sound and about 1 mth after the problem started aND mechanics could not find a problem my car caught on fire and burned completely from something under the right side of the hood. i had just parked the car and got out, it happened really fast. the fire chief said the cause was unknown????

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Check the starter and the starter relay or fuse. A client of mines car was doing the same thing, it ended up being two issues, the starter not working anymore, and a relay that was bad. If I am not mistaken everything should be labeled in the fuse box under the hood and will tell you where the fuse/ relay is for your vehicle

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SOURCE: 06 pontiac grand prix wont start no clicking when you turn the key over even jump starting the battery, has dash lights & radio & parking lights. battery tested good. put a used starter & altinator on

Used parts such as starters and altinators don't last. It might **** but it sounds like you need to buy a new starter,altinator, and battery. Or just start with buying one at a time.

Posted on Dec 06, 2011

Testimonial: "kellertech1?? i tried something new.. my batt. was dead after sitting for 5hrs so i jumped it & later unhooked the batt. & hooked the batt. back up next day & car started ok kinda a weak start but started. so can a starter drain a batt or where should i look for a short or could this be a weak batt. that tested good but 2 weak 2 start the car."

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Even if you have power the starter is not getting enough cold cranking amps to fully turn the starter.
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just because spark coils (COPS?) work on other car , dont mean much.
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the cops, have fast 5mS pulse when firing, you using a scope to see that?
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