They also had to reprogram the bcm. Starts fine in warm season. It will click and click and click, then nothing. Once flushed for the second time, refill with dexcool coolant and then your good. If there is anytime the weather stoops below 10 degrees f, the car will not start. Repeat, The battery is not in the engine compartment, … it is in the trunk with the spare tire.
If a smog tech notices they will automatically fail your vehicle. According to a website I was reading, this is a common problem, and is usually due to a defect in the ignition pass lock switch, an antitheft system designed to cut off fuel supply, and some sort of grease that freezes. Total cost for part is 250. I don't have away to escape by driving off. Apparently there are many other people who have the same problem but there has been no recall. I have, with mixed results, that heating the ignition key before the initial start will cause a better connection. He then tried to sell me some remotes.
But today was different went out to start my car because the temp was 28degrees this morning I tried to start my car for over a hour I was almost late for work still no start. And then there is no guarantee it's going to work anyway, not counting what it might end up costing me. Even though the car was sold by Saturn it has gm parts. I live in central Minnesota, so it gets pretty cold here. Many people are having to sit in their cars when it's below freezing, waiting twenty minutes to start their Ion's.
I would appreciate reimbursement of the amount stated. I had problems with my girls starter and i found out that they need a different bypass for the saturn ion. Well I did get one of those today and we'll see how long this lasts. Jeez, the lengths we will go through to make our wife happy. This could be a potential safety hazard when the car does not start in extreme cold temperatures and the vehicle has young children and elderly. The drain petcock is on the bottom left hand of the radiator left if your looking directly in the engine compartment, right if your seating in the drivers seat. Always verify all wires, wire colors and diagrams before applying any information found here to your 2004 Saturn Ion 1.
I did the Readers Digest version of it. So any inheritance I am working for is my own money. Knowing the different trim levels required reading the brochure or talking to the sales rep. Remove the lower starter bolt, using and extension have someone looking from the top observe the socket and the bolt head have them direct the socket to find the head of the bolt. Half hour to 45 minutes to crank - backfiring in a closed system with fuel injection occasionally, twice blowing lid off of air-filter compartment - not a joy.
This has been a problem since the purchase of the vehicle. June-July 2016 - the car wouldn't start and the passlock light would turn on. The electrical system is sensitive to temperature and condensation. I am hoping this complaint will help fix the problem for me and the others experiencing such strong dissatisfaction with their Saturn vehicles. He checked the battery and the battery was good. It has the option to hit the lock toggle on the inside of the door when exiting the vehicle.
When the temperature is below 40 degrees, the car won't start. I definitely will be calling the dealer first thing Monday to find out the skinny. If you find out your level Ion doesn't have the remote package, check out getting an alarm for the car installed. This usually happens 5 times a week and normally in the morning. Also, have any of you attempted to change the switch yourself? Today I took the remote that I bought from the link I posted earlier to a certified locksmith that programs keyless remotes. To my amazement it started. New batteries with higher cranking amps does not solve.
All lights come on but engine will not. Spend the money … you would have spent on a new switch by installing a remote starter. And then there is no guarantee it's going to work anyway, not counting what it might end up costing me. I also spoke with a Saturn dealership service department. But around the second winter things were getting weird. Not alot more info in it than what I posted. Have had to have the car jump started 5 times since.
Lossen the bolt under the distributer housing, have some one turn the engine and yourself slowly turn the whole distributer one way, if it does not fire, turn slowly the other way until it fires. Due to expired warranty dealer and gm customer service are unsure if they will cover all or any of the charge to repair it. The problem: white wire in ignition switch. . Actually I wanted the extra personality for my wife as it's really her car I'm paying for it but it hers, that's the way it works anyway, heh. If you are having a problem removing the knob, its probably because they repaired this issue before the dealer delivered the car. And my car has made me late to work 3 separate times, like really late, already.