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kturpin 3/8/2012

2003 Pontiac Vibe Base 4 Cyl 1.80L

Transmissions & Drivetrains

My car is having a hard time cranking. My battery is new, just had an oil change, and the alternator isn't old????

The alternator was replaced in the last two years. It revs high when I first crank it and it shakes when I pit it in reverse.

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Camarozen 3/8/2012

The hard start and the reverse problems are most likely not related. If the vehicle shakes when driving in reverse, the suspension needs to be checked for faulty components. Does the engine crank slowly or just after a second of cranking? This could be a problem with the starter or the battery cables, the system should be throughly checked by your local shop or grab the service/repair manual and follow the steps if you feel up to it.


kturpin 3/8/2012

It is slow to crank but once it's cranked it seems to be fine.

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