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I replaced starter todya, but the Vue won't start.....makes one click sound when I turn the key....I disconnected the battery when I took the old starter off......is it possible that reconnecting the battery armed an anti-theft security system (or the alarm) so it won't start? Do you know what I should do?

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  • jcd1751 Jul 23, 2010

    thanks REMYMIX.......I am trying to re-learn the anti-theft right now , as you suggested. I called the parts store and told them that I may have a defective starter. They said that it wasn't defective!?! I will take the new starter off and return it if your suggestion doesn't pan out.

  • jcd1751 Jul 23, 2010

    REMYMIX, the key on for 10 minutes, then shut off for 10 seconds, 3X didn't work......I'm taking the "new" re-built starter off and returning it. I will try to find and afford a brand new one. Thanks, still, for your advice. Jim

  • jcd1751 Jul 25, 2010

    remymix, thank you. The second starter they gave me worked fine. The Vue starts great now, but now the rpm goes below the idle notch and it occasionally stalls when I slow down near to a halt. I think that when I hooked the battery back up, the fuel mix/electronics didn't reset back to normal. About two years this happened and the Saturn Dealer fixed it in a minute or two/no charge. Can you tell me how to fix this?

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Try a re-learn for your anti theft...turn key on for 10 minutes, shut it off, for 10 seconds,3 times.........also, it may be a possible defective starter!

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Testimonial: "remymix was right on, the first starter I bought was defective. I brought it back and they would only give me another one after their test failed."

  • remymix Jul 23, 2010

    best of luck, there are a lot of junk parts being sold (junk)....never ASSUME that the starter is not defetctive.. always keep the box it came in and the receipt...........return it and try again....keep me informed. the store can easily tell you it is not..do not listen because many of these parts that i obtained were defective and i returned them, next thing you know, the next started worked!

    ps many parts that i ordered that were definitely junk.! i returned many things and complained. it works. hope this helps.

    alot of the parts are now made in china

  • remymix Jul 27, 2010

    dear jdc:

    my hubby will answer your next prob.tonite, sorry, we missed the other questions!

    mrs. remy

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