Mechanics

STARTER VS BATTERY

2006 Saturn Relay • 80,000 miles

I have a 2006 Saturn Relay3. The message "Starter Not Engaged" appeared when I tried to start it yesterday. However, I was able to give it a jump start. The battery tested to have 368 cold crank amps and showed 400cca after 20 minutes of driving. However, it is nearly 6 years old. The alternator tested fine. Also, it has started fine ever since. I know GMs require a lot of juice to start. Is this a battery or starter issue?
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Dwmartin
August 26, 2012.



Since a jmp start works, the battery should be the problem. At 6 years old the battery should have served its purpose and is due for replacement anyway.

KHLow2008
Aug 26, 2012.