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Old 03-08-2012, 08:44 AM   #1
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Default 2007 Vue starter noise

Hi,

I know people have experienced starting isues with their Vues but I have an issue that I have not been able to find any threads on so far.

2007 3.5L V6 Vue, starts great every time problem is that it seems as if the starter motor stays engaged for maybe a few seconds after the engine has started. This makes the same noise if you were to try turning the key in the ignition when the engine is already running, a kind of "high pitched chirping noise" that is the best way I can expalin it.

This only happens when the engine is cold and on the first start. Starts fine when the engine is warm or even if I stop and start the engine when cold it starts fine.

Any info or Ideas would be grest because its driving crazy.

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Old 03-08-2012, 08:51 AM   #2
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Default Re: 2007 Vue starter noise

It could be the belt slipping on the pulley when it's cold. Does the problem go away when things warm up? My girlfriend has this same problem with her Honda CRV. The dealer could not figure out what it is. Since it only happens on initial startup, she just ignores it.

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Old 03-08-2012, 08:59 AM   #3
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Default Re: 2007 Vue starter noise

Sounds like the solenoid and or spring that engages/disengages the pinion gear to the starter ring is hanging up in the cold weather. When you release the key a spring disengages the pinion gear.

Most people replace the starter, but if you are mechanical it is possible you can clean and lubricate this assy to get it to work properly in all temperatures.

I would use all synthetic lubes because of the temperature problem.

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Old 03-08-2012, 09:10 AM   #4
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Default Re: 2007 Vue starter noise

Ok,

I will see what I can do over the weekend, sounds like you could be on to something though. I do not mind getting my hands dirty so I will give it a go.

Thanks for the info

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Any luck lubing the old starter? I believe I'm having the same issue and I plan on fixing it today. I may just go get a new starter at advance auto for 95 bucks.

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Old 05-16-2013, 01:52 PM   #6
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Default Re: 2007 Vue starter noise

My daughter's did this for a couple of years after I got it. Tore down the starter, lubed the moving parts. No more noise.

Just be sure not to get your grease in the motor part of the starter, it could work its way into the brushes

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Old 05-18-2013, 09:15 AM   #7
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Well, I ended up buying a refurbished starter from Advance. It was $130 after tax and core credit. I'm very pleased with the results. The Vue cranks much faster and no more noise after start up!

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