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At times the car will not start, no electric power. after boost then it will start

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07 chevy uplander ran out of fuel,with 1/8 tank on way,to store now the battery save active displays when I attempt to start the van like,it set off an alarm. How can I get it running

Battery Saver Active
Refer to Charging System Description and Operation

Battery Saver Active
The BATTERY SAVER ACTIVE message will display on the driver information center (DIC) when the vehicle enters a load shed 2 event. Refer to Load Shed System Description and Operation for load shed 2 setting criteria.
Electrical Power Management
The electrical power management (EPM) is used to monitor and control the charging system and alert the driver of possible problems within the charging system. The EPM system makes the most efficient use of the generator output, improves the battery state-of-charge (SOC), extends battery life, and manages system electrical loads.
The load shed operation is a means of reducing electrical loads during a low voltage or low battery SOC condition.
The idle boost operation is a means of improving generator performance during a low voltage or low battery SOC condition.
Each EPM function, either idle boost or load shed, is discrete. No 2 functions are active at the same time. Idle boost is activated in incremental steps, idle boost 1 must be active before idle boost 2 can be active. The criteria used by the body control module (BCM) to regulate EPM are outlined below:

I dought you will be able to get it running , except by luck . The best thing you could do is have a qualified repair shop diagnose it . The first place to start would be to hook up to a factory diagnostic scan tool , Check for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes .

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After steering column replacement 1992 Lincoln towncar cranked and started when boosted. after booster it will not start. Why will it not start again?

I would make sure that the battery and starter motor electrical connections are clean and sound to ensure enough available current is reaching the starter. It sounds like something is limiting the current which when boosted will be more.

Maybe the starter motor is starting to fail and needs more power to spin it?

Oct 14, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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After sitting for a while it will not start, I have to boost it to start it every time now. It has a two new batteries a new starter.

How long is "a while" ? If it starts with a boost it can only be a couple of things. Dirty or defective battery cables , factory defective battery (yes, it happens) or the vehicle is drawing too much power when the ignition is shut off , often due to improper installation of after market stereo or something plugged into cigarette lighter. Also, does it crank over for a long time before it starts with a boost, or does it start quickly ? This is important as much cranking indicates other problems and means the vehicle probably needs a tune up.

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My son has a 2004 Crown Vic and when he turns on the high beams it causes his battery to lose power so the car has to be boosted every morning. Even when he purposely doesn't use the high beams sometimes...

Ford Electrics are a big PIA. Get a repair manual for the car. Get a DVOM and in your spare time start from the headlights and work back to the light switch. Look for the power draining with the meter. Start by checking the connections and then the individual wires. It's a long tedious process usually better left to a qualified ford mechanic. It's probably a bad switch though.

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2001 chevy tahoe vacum hoeses for power steering

Hello! There are power steering fluid in/out hoses but no vacuum lines...It sounds as if the pump needs to be bled of air or the belt is loose...Belt should move about 1/2 to 3/4"...Bleeding is as follows...

    ImportantPower steering fluid level must be maintained throughout bleed procedure.
  1. Fill pump reservoir with fluid to minimum system level, FULL COLD level, or middle of hash mark on cap stick fluid level indicator.
  2. ImportantWith hydro-boost only, the oil level will appear falsely high if the hydro-boost accumulator is not fully charged. Do not apply the brake pedal with the engine OFF. This will discharge the hydro-boost accumulator.
  3. If equipped with hydro-boost, fully charge the hydro-boost accumulator using the following procedure:
  4. 2.1. Start the engine.2.2. Firmly apply the brake pedal 10-15 times.2.3. Turn the engine OFF.
  5. Raise the vehicle until the front wheels are off the ground. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle in General Information.
  6. Key on engine OFF, turn the steering wheel from stop to stop 12 times.
  7. Vehicles equipped with hydro-boost systems or longer length power steering hoses may require turns up to 15 to 20 stop to stops.
  8. Verify power steering fluid level per operating specification. Refer to Checking and Adding Power Steering Fluid .
  9. Start the engine. Rotate steering wheel from left to right. Check for sign of cavitation or fluid aeration (pump noise/whining).
  10. Verify the fluid level. Repeat the bleed procedure if necessary.

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Won't start from battery but starts from boost. Battery is okay starter is okay

Probably an intermittent ignition switch. Try start it by connecting a wire directly to the starter solenoid and touching it on the + of the battery. Ignition switch must be ON and be sure the car is NOT in gear.

Apr 29, 2012 | 1988 Toyota 4Runner

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I need some help why would a car not start after giving someone a boost off

Well, there could be several. It sounds like you used your car to boost another, and now your car won't start? Could you provide a bit more info, such as: does your starter turn over, is there no electrical power to the starter at all, is there any other oddity occuring as well (ie: erratic dash light behaviour, engine diagnostic lights on, etc), and did anything out of the ordinary occur when you boosted the other car? If you have no power, there is a possibility that the boost may have created a power surge and blown one or more fuses. Check your fusebox, and there may be more than one of those. (under the hood, and/or under the dash) Replace any blown fuses. Then there is even the possibility that boosting the other vehicle might have weakened your battery just enough to fail to turn your engine over.

If your starter turns over but engine doesn't fire, then there is a possibility of an ignition problem or a fuel problem. I would suspect the electrical first. Check for any relays, and inspect all obvious ignition wires and circuits in case something came loose or was some how short circuited. Doing a few google searches for your make/model/year of vehicle along with a couple words about your problem may reveal further useful info.

Please provide further info about your problem so others on this site will be able to offer suggestions. :-)

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Have a 1991 or 1995 Intrepid and car died, tried to boost the car gave it power than died, we noticed corrosion on the posts so cleaned the posts. (Noticed lights and power was coming back on when...

did it stay running when connected to the car giving the boost? if so then the alternator is not charging the electrical system, get it serviced or replaced.

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