: 2007 STS will not start battery/starter/altenator good



LifeisLike
06-13-13, 11:01 AM
Hello, my STS will not start often. I can get a jump and it starts. The jump appears to reset something, as the battery test good. Noticed it has happened when accessing trunk after stopping(and other times). Any suggestions?

curtc
06-13-13, 11:54 AM
Will not start as in what? Won't crank at all? Just cranks and cranks without starting? Does it click? Need more info....Also, V8 or V6? May want to edit your profile description to include your vehicle....

LifeisLike
06-13-13, 12:37 PM
Hello, thanks, it just clicks. Will not start. Need a jump to restart. Battery checks out fine. V6.

curtc
06-13-13, 01:06 PM
How old is the battery? And who exactly said it tested out good? I would start by checking that the battery terminals are tight and corrosion free.

LifeisLike
06-13-13, 01:56 PM
Thanks again. Terminals are clean, battery checked by advanced auto. I'll have it checked again.

curtc
06-13-13, 02:31 PM
Yeah, I am skeptical of their portable tester...I'm leaning towards a battery, especially if it is older than 5 years....

KRSTS
06-13-13, 02:56 PM
The symptoms you describe all point to a bad battery. These cars are very fussy when it comes to the battery. I'll bet yours has a bad cell.

orange57
06-13-13, 03:03 PM
Another vote for battery. Or possibly the solenoid on the starter, but I think battery is more likely.

DarkMingBlueSTS
06-13-13, 05:28 PM
When it doesn't start does it just click once or multiple clicks? One click = bad starter (just had mine replaced today), multiple clicks = bad battery

dannyquest
06-13-13, 06:16 PM
Lifeislike, Sound like when my battery went bad. Danny

C&C
06-14-13, 05:07 AM
Another vote for battery; if the problem occurs on first start-up (morning, or after a non use interval), but subsequently starts (multiple times) throughout the day are good, that says battery.

ddgm
06-14-13, 08:13 AM
I too vote bad battery. The fact that it will start with a boost, pretty well says it all.

Doug

Guy.Seminerio
06-14-13, 10:05 AM
Anybody else? Battery? Going once, going twice? SOLD! get a new battery! :cool:

carter's_sts
06-14-13, 10:08 AM
Battery.

Guy.Seminerio
06-14-13, 03:09 PM
Ah what the hell.. Battery.

carter's_sts
06-14-13, 03:23 PM
You just want the last word :D

dannyquest
06-14-13, 04:26 PM
How many ways can we tell you, BATTERY.

Rubbertoe87
08-22-13, 12:01 AM
Hello, my STS will not start often. I can get a jump and it starts. The jump appears to reset something, as the battery test good. Noticed it has happened when accessing trunk after stopping(and other times). Any suggestions?

So what was it? The battery or starter?? Im having the same problem like you

Thanks!