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Old 07-02-2014, 03:00 PM
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We have a 2007 Calibre, and when my husband got off work yesterday, the car wouldn't start. The symbol that looks like an electric bolt (or whatever) is lit up, but it's like the car isn't getting any power or something?
 
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Old 07-02-2014, 03:17 PM
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Welcome to DF. It is always better to start your own thread. I would suspect a dead battery.
 
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Old 07-02-2014, 03:49 PM
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No, not the battery, that's been checked. The only thing we have to go on right now is the light that indicates it is the electronic throttle control system, whatever that is.
 
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DIAGNOSIS:
1. With the condition present (i.e. the vehicle in the no crank / no start condition), connect
the StarSCAN® scan tool to the vehicle.
2. Turn the ignition switch to the “ON” position, and power up the StarSCAN®.
3. If the WCM is electronically locked up, the StarSCAN® will display the WCM as being
“off bus”.
4. If the no crank / no start condition is present, and the WCM is “off bus”, then reset the
WCM by temporarily removing the IOD fuse (with the key out of the ignition switch),
wait for 10 seconds and then reinstall the IOD fuse.
5. With the IOD fuse reset having been performed, verify that the vehicle will now crank,
start, and run.
6. If the condition is temporarily corrected by performing the above steps, and if the part
number of the WCM is earlier than the part number of the WCM listed in the part
reference table in the Service Bulletin Parts Required Section below, then perform the
Repair Procedure
 
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Old 07-06-2014, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by master tech View Post
DIAGNOSIS:
1. With the condition present (i.e. the vehicle in the no crank / no start condition), connect
the StarSCAN® scan tool to the vehicle.
2. Turn the ignition switch to the “ON” position, and power up the StarSCAN®.
3. If the WCM is electronically locked up, the StarSCAN® will display the WCM as being
“off bus”.
4. If the no crank / no start condition is present, and the WCM is “off bus”, then reset the
WCM by temporarily removing the IOD fuse (with the key out of the ignition switch),
wait for 10 seconds and then reinstall the IOD fuse.
5. With the IOD fuse reset having been performed, verify that the vehicle will now crank,
start, and run.
6. If the condition is temporarily corrected by performing the above steps, and if the part
number of the WCM is earlier than the part number of the WCM listed in the part
reference table in the Service Bulletin Parts Required Section below, then perform the
Repair Procedure
We don't have a scan tool, nor access to one. Should we proceed with the IOD fuse removal and reinstall anyway?
 
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Old 07-06-2014, 07:09 PM
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Did the car start and run?
 
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Did the car start and run?
We don't have a scan tool so not sure if we should proceed anyway?
 

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