Why is the dashboard saying engine disabled?

James Hobbs

Asked by Feb 18, 2014 at 04:32 PM about the 2005 Chevrolet Uplander LT FWD 1SD

Question type: General

Just put a new battery in and had to
jump it still, got it running waited then
tried to pull off and it completely died
and is one saying starter disabled
and engine disabled

2 Answers

John Carson

Is your battery connected properly? Are all the connections tight? If you put in a new battery and had to jump it, there is something wrong there. Your alternator may not be charging the battery due to a incorrect connection or bad connection. Check and clean the ground wire, Positive is red, ground is black. Ground goes to the car frame, the positive head off to the starter and other engine componants. Make sure all are clean and have a good connection.


Sounds like the security system has activated the engine immobilizer. Give your local Chevrolet dealer a call. Perhaps, when the battery is replaced, a procedure needs to be followed before the car is started with the new battery. Your owner's manual may explain this as well. HTH. -Jim

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