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How to Jump Start a Saturn Vue

by Joe Lewis

Extremely cold outside temperatures or leaving the lights on while the motor is off, are factors that may cause the battery in a Saturn Vue to lose its charge. In the event that this happens, you will need to perform a jump start to get the Vue up and running. Exercise caution when performing a jump start because there is a risk, albeit remote, that an explosion may occur.

Step 1

Open the Saturn Vue's hood and locate the terminals on the battery.

Step 2

Move the operational vehicle close enough to the Vue that the jumper cables can reach between them.

Step 3

Connect one of the jumper cables' red clamps to the positive (+) terminal on the dead battery, and then connect the other red clamp to the positive terminal on the jumper vehicle's battery.

Step 4

On the jumper vehicle's battery, connect a black clamp to the negative (-) terminal and then connect the other black clamp to an unpainted metal surface on the engine block to ground the connection.

Step 5

After five to 10 minutes, start the Saturn Vue. Idle the engine for another five to 10 minutes before disconnecting the jumper cables.

Disconnect the jumper cables by reversing the above steps. Close the hood. The jump start process is now complete.

Items you will need

  • Another operational vehicle
  • Jumper cables

About the Author

Based out of the bluegrass of Lexington, Kentucky, Joe Lewis began his freelance writing career in 2002 as a columnist for Decipher, Inc., and Worlds Apart. His opinions and analysis in the realms of technology, search engine optimization and social media have also been featured in both WebProNews and Attribute Magazine.

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