My car died and wouldn't start from jumper cables. Got a new battery but it still won't start. Why?

Asked by Jan 06, 2015 at 01:38 PM about the 2007 Saturn VUE Base

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

My car initially started fine, then died and wouldn't start again, even when hooked up to
jumper cables. I got the battery tested and it showed it was bad, but even after replacing
the battery my car won't turn over. Why?

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Do the lights on dashboard come on? It could have something to do with BCM needing to be reprogrammed. I have to admit that Saturn Vue XR 2008 has the most sensitive and touchy on board computer modules I've ever known. In my opinion its a miracle these vehicle even run!

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It could be a bad starter relay, bad starter, bad battery cables or loose cable connections. I had a similar problem with a Lexus that would not turn over. I replaced the battery and it still failed to turn over, replaced the starter and all was OK. Another car, a Volvo, would not turn over until starter relay was replaced.

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