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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-13-2017, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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2008 acadia not starting and engine at times? Help dangerous

My 2008 ACADIA first did not start 100% of the time. I would try to start and nothing would happen only accessory lights on dash but will not start. After Now it is getting worse and even while I'm driving the engine will die. I will have to coast to a complete stop and them re-start and now it happens daily....... Very scared and dangerous...... Any suggestions? To me it sounds as if I may have a problem with the ignition or neutral safety switch? Just had a rebuilt transmission put in less than a year ago....
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Re: 2008 acadia not starting and engine at times? Help dangerous

I had a similar issue with an '03 Explorer. Problem was a bad computer.

I would take it to the dealer. It would either be fixed or traded for a new vehicle.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-14-2017, 07:19 AM
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Re: 2008 acadia not starting and engine at times? Help dangerous

Why didn't you continue with this thread? http://www.acadiaforum.net/index.php...4434#msg524434 It discusses the EXACT SAME THING and IT'S YOUR THREAD! Several possible solutions were given to you there, including a recall regarding the ECM which may be applicable to your car. The recall failure description is quite like your complaint.

BTW, that voting thing you added to the top of both your entries makes no sense at all. It's for polling, not for random dumb questions. (Sorry to say your question is dumb. The answer is rather obvious.)

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Well, I usually don't watch forums unless I have a problem... I have an Acadia that had this same problem about 6 months ago. Soooo, Since it has been six months ( longest my 08 Acadia has not been to the dealer) I am back on this forum to try to fix another nonstarting problem.... Anyway.. I had this exact problem 6 months ago. The "death Trap" a cute nickname my wife calls this P.O.S... The death trap would stall out usually when turning right I think. The problem according to the dealer is.. 1... it was a GM , and 2. the main terminals coming up from the battery to the power distribution box under the hood was loose, real loose.... I will ask the tech ( since I'll be towing it there any way for my "new" problem ) if he could show me where the distribution is....
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Re: 2008 acadia not starting and engine at times? Help dangerous

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... if he could show me where the distribution is....
I'm going to take a WAG and say it's a fuse box under the hood.

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