I have a 2010 GMC Terrain SLT (79,000 miles). Doesn't turn over to start?

Asked by Jun 23, 2015 at 12:37 PM about the 2010 GMC Terrain SLT2

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2010 GMC Terrain SLT (79,000 miles). I seem to have electronic function (battery seems good) but doesn't turn over to start? The battery is kind of sensitive and has needed to be jumped about 4 times (hazard lights etc). Has this possibly killed the ignition starter?

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If the battery is more than 3 years old then get a new battery. That is the cheapest thing to do... A new starter should last more than 79,000 miles.

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I agree with cartercanes. 79,000 on a 5 year old car indicates a fair amount of highway miles, not like you start it 6 times a day and wore out the starter. Make sure battery terminals are clean and tight, new battery or not. Test battery ground by putting a jumper cable from neg-- battery post to a good ground on chassis. If it starts then, your ground cable is loose or bad

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If you have a bad cell in the battery, "common problem" it will have power to run the electrical but not enough to run the starter. Make sure when it is finally running you are getting charge from the alternator. If you are, that that is a good indicator the battery and or connections are bad. I'd give it a 98% chance the battery is the problem. All the above answers are great suggestions.

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