2003 vibe 1.8l auto will not start.

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skbpauly
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2003 vibe 1.8l auto will not start.

Postby skbpauly » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:58 pm

Pulled the starter, it tested fine. Installed new battery, still won't start. Fuses are good. Thinking of replacing ignition control module but I'm not sure where it is located. Any advice is appreciated.

andrewclaus
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Re: 2003 vibe 1.8l auto will not start.

Postby andrewclaus » Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:31 pm

If you've worked on the starter, I'd assume it's not even cranking. I wouldn't suspect ignition yet.

Did you pull fuses and check them with a continuity tester? Double check fuses AM2 15A and MAIN 30A.

Check the ignition switch and transmission neutral/park switch, or clutch switch if you have MT. Check the ST relay in the junction block under the dash. You may need a wiring diagram and may need to jumper over ('hot wire') some of these to check them out.

As far as I know, this car's ignition control is done by the ECM. Worry about that after it cranks.

jolt
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Re: 2003 vibe 1.8l auto will not start.

Postby jolt » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:35 pm

"Will not start" does not help tell anything about what the problem is. Need more details..... What does it do? Is it out of gas?

andrewclaus
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Re: 2003 vibe 1.8l auto will not start.

Postby andrewclaus » Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:50 am

Also check ground wire from engine to battery, still assuming no crank.


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