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Old 01-08-2013, 06:30 PM
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I had the same thing happen with our Windstar a few times. No rhyme or reason as to why it wouldn't start, or when. The "idiot lights", power window, clock, etc all worked, the engine just didn't even try to turn over. After the 3rd or 4th time, we'd had enough and had it towed to the dealer. Turns out it was the ignition.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:46 PM
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Those don't take much juice, turning over an engine ... ESP a cold engine take a lot more juice then running the radio or idiot lights.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:37 PM
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Haven't read the whole thread, but asked DH, who is very into cars, and he said that since the battery is about 4 years old and it had been cold that it could be the battery. He says you can have it checked for free at AutoZone.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:49 PM
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Good vibes that its a simple battery, not a bad alternator.

Though you mentioned it's under warranty so if it is the alternator it should be covered.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:55 PM
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Though you mentioned it's under warranty so if it is the alternator it should be covered.
That wasn't me, someone else said it SHOULD be under warranty (I'm assuming they're right...not sure if Pontiac going entirely out of business would affect that.)

I'm not gonna worry much, it's started fine a bunch of times since then. If it happens again I'll jump it and get it looked at. I don't think it's the alternator, alternators are the only thing about cars that I know anything about.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:19 PM
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I would say it is the battery since its so old.

How long have you had your car? You bought it when poniac was still a company like still in business? & you only have 30K on it? I'm jealous, I can put 100K on my vechiles in a year :/.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:16 PM
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I would say it is the battery since its so old.

How long have you had your car? You bought it when poniac was still a company like still in business? & you only have 30K on it? I'm jealous, I can put 100K on my vechiles in a year :/.
A 3 year old car is old? Not trying to be snarky - I know jack about cars, but I'm one of those drive-it-until-it's-falling-apart-at-the-seams people, so to me 2009 is a really new car.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:24 PM
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Car batteries tend to start dying after about 4 years. I'm guessing she was saying that the battery was old, not the car.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:40 PM
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No, the car is from 2009. And I was unable to drive for medical reasons for a large portion of medical issues. I've never worked more than 10 miles away from home, and have never taken the car on a road trip at all
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:43 PM
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Car batteries tend to start dying after about 4 years. I'm guessing she was saying that the battery was old, not the car.
Oh! Okay, that makes more sense.
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