Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: My 2007 equinox wouldn't start. Bought new battery but still won't crack. Had codes P0899

asked by on

Equinox wouldn't start. Bought new battery. Still won't crank. Codes P0689 and P1682. Any ideas.

My car has 81000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there:

The P0689 OBD-II error code signifies that the relay control switch to the PCM is sending a voltage signal that is out of the range of manufacturer specifications. While the storage of this code also leads to the illumination of the Check Engine Light, some vehicle makes and models require multiple ignition cycle with such a failure taking place before the Check Engine Light illuminates. This can be caused by corroded battery cables, shorted or open circuits, a bad fusible link, or a blown fuse. To accurately diagnose your issue, you should have a professional mobile mechanic complete a car is hard to start inspection.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. My 2007 equinox wouldn't start. Bought new battery but still won't crack. Had codes P0899

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car overheating despite repairs

The first plan of action would be to ensure that proper parts have been installed and that installed correctly, such as the right temperature thermostat. Also that the correct coolant had been used. Another thing that can cause overheating are...

Q: Steering wheel shuddering when turning

The symptom you are describing could due to a few different reasons. Your car could have conventional hydraulic power steering, or it could have electric power steering. The diagnostics for each are quite different. If the wheel is wobbling, it...

Q: Car stopped while driving an steering wheel locked an engine light on

Hi there. When a car sits for an extended period of time, several issues can occur that cause the vehicle to not start. Sometimes it's an ignition system problem. with relays or ignition system components being damaged or worn out....

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.