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2004 Saturn ION Starting Problems

This problem occurs once in awhile and is more common in cold weather, where the car does not want to start or even try to turn over at all. If you wait about 20 minuets without trying to start the engine and try again later it sometimes works, what could be the cause of this problem?


 


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Saturn ION not starting stuck at shopping plaza parking lot
I drove down the the butler greater mart plaza to find something at a local hardware store and when I tried to go home the car decided not to start. This is what happens with this thing. I have a video from before showing what this thing does but this time I'm not at home and Im stuck in a parking lot. This car is so inconvenient :(





Cutting White Wire on Saturn Ion to Fix Starting Issue
UPDATE 3/21/2014: My car is still working fine. I still have not had a problem with it starting since I posted this video 5 years ago. Still on the same battery. Thanks for all the comments! This is me showing how I cut the passlock wire on my car. My car would not start on damp, cold mornings, often taking 30 - 40 minutes to get it to start. After reading several forums I found users who were doing this to "fix" the problem. I thought I would tape this for anyone who was thinking of doing the same but doesn't know anything about cars. Like me. :) Note: I owe thanks to meron for the post at this link http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f1137a7/83 it is where I first heard about this solution. Update 10.6.2012: I added a switch, I believe it was this one http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062533 I installed it with it in the off position, started the car, switched it to On while the car was running and the service engine light went away. Car started fine after that. I just shut it off again as it was cold one morning this week and I had trouble getting the car started. Once I got it running, turned it off and haven't had trouble starting it since. YMMV





Security Starter Relay System
Saturn S-series Security Starter Relay System





No Crank, No Start Diagnosis - EricTheCarGuy
Visit me at http://www.ericthecarguy.com/ Whenever you have a no start condition when attempting to start your vehicle it's important to make the distinction between "no crank, no start" and "crank, no start" situations as they are treated differently. This video covers what I do when confronted with a 'no crank, no start' situation and in this case it's a worst case scenario so be sure to watch till the end. Starter diagnosis video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKjdnQ0sHQc No start basics video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBUYs539cy4 Parasitic draw video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF1gijj03_0 --- Click below and Stay Dirty Visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com http://ericthecarguy.com/ Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/default.aspx Visit my Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy --- Stay dirty ETCG





Saturn 2.2L Spark Plug Replacement
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How to Test and Troubleshoot a Starter Problem
Car won't start? Don't pay a mechanic! Learn how to diagnose an automobile no-start condition by performing simple battery load and voltage drop tests using a multimeter, plus tips and advice for all levels of auto repair experience, including DIY. Sponsored by BBB Industries - makers of premium alternators and starters that meet or exceed OE form, fit and function. http://www.BBBind.com Related Videos... How to Remove & Replace a Starter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwdtfOAwGcQ How to Use a Multimeter to Troubleshoot Common Problems: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDy9-lGNeQM How to Properly Shim a Starter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cYqrKmVECY Detailed white paper on heat soak condition: http://tinyurl.com/heatsoak Eric the Car Guy is an ASE-certified Master Technician based in Cincinnati, Ohio.





Saturn sc2 starter install
tools needed: 3/8 ratchet 10mm 13mm long flat head screw driver 3/8 wobble extension short extension and Patience





Saturn Ion ignition switch replace part 2
I have 6 videos Part - 1 - removing the steering column bezel Part - 2 - Replacing the ignition switch and putting the steering column bezel back on Part - 3 - First step of the Pass Lock reset Part - 4 - second step of the Pass Lock reset Part - 5 - third step of the Pass Lock reset Part - 6 - Success.





Saturn No Start Case Study (featuring Beau Danner)
Join me and my son Beau on a field trip to Latorres Auto. He is 8 years old, loves fixing things and has been begging to come with me on one of my jobs. Of course he wanted to be on camera too. This is the third car we worked on together. Cars one and two will be a combined video and I will upload that as soon as I finish some follow up video on the repair. Here is the video on VRS Bypass Testing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fra26yyyc-I Visit my website, www.scannerdanner.com for more about my eBook and lectures. Visit our school www.rosedaletech.org, to be part of my class in person. Visit http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs2NZ_wQFDFvV0QOhoZgASA if you would like to be part of my on-line class.





2003 Saturn Ion that won't start in cold weather
Documenting my attempt to use a fix I found on the internet to resolve an issue that plagues 2003-2004 Saturn Ions. The models in this year can have difficulty starting in cold weather. At first it was pretty sporadic for me but this year it was almost constant. In the video I replace the ignition switch which actually ended up resolving my problem. I guess there is a lubricant in this switch that SHOULDN'T harden in cold weather but the ones that shipped in the cars of these years do. Total cost $29.99 and about 30 minutes of time. The specific symptoms you will see with this issue are (usually in cold weather) you will try to start the car and it might crank a couple times but then die. When you try to start it again you will hear a short fire but then it stops. This is because the security system has kicked in and shut off fuel to the vehicle for 10 minutes. After you wait 10 minutes you can try to start it again. This cycle can happen multiple times (at its worst I would have to go almost an hour of doing this). Once you replace the part you may have to reset the security (passlock). This is done by turning the key to start (but it won't) and then leaving it in the run position until the lock light in the dash quits blinking (about 10 minutes). You then do this again (again waiting 10 minutes) and finally a THIRD time (waiting another 10 minutes). After the third attempt you turn the key to OFF and wait 30 seconds (this waiting is important I am told!). It should then fire up. Be sure to watch this on the Web if you can as I have a lot of in-video comments to help!





Saturn Ion ignition switch replace part 4
I have 6 videos Part - 1 - removing the steering column bezel Part - 2 - Replacing the ignition switch and putting the steering column bezel back on Part - 3 - First step of the Pass Lock reset Part - 4 - second step of the Pass Lock reset Part - 5 - third step of the Pass Lock reset Part - 6 - Success.





How to change the oil in a saturn.
* * * PLEASE READ * * * In this video I show how to drain and refill the engine oil as well as replace the engine oil filter. The car in the video is a 2007 ion with a 2.2L inline 4-cylinder engine. The engine holds 5 quarts of oil. The owners manual recommends a torque of no more than 18ft.-lbs to hold the filter in place. The owners manual also says to reset the oil life meter after an oil change by first turning the key to the on position. Then, press the button on the trip meter until it reads 'oil life'. Hold the button until it beeps 5 times. That should reset it. I am not responsible for anything. For more visit krkvideos.mezoka.com





2004 Saturn Ion Coupe: The Best Car Ever Made
I'm selling my Saturn. Want it? Throw me your best offer! FAQ: I'm in Dallas, TX. Let's do it! The car just had an oil change, engine flush, fresh brake fluid, and an inspection. It should be good to go for awhile!





Saturn L-Series - Automatic Transmission Fluid Change
Procedure for changing the ATF in Saturn L-Series vehicles that have a GM oil drain pan (no drain bolt). This procedure will work for all 2000-2005 L-Series Saturns. L-Series includes LS1, LW1, LS2, LW2, L200, L300, LW200, LW300. I take no responsibility or liability for this information. If you decide to do this procedure please proceed at your own risk. I am not a mechanic, this video is only to document my own repairs on my vehicles.





GM Pass Key II Malfunctions: Bypassing V.A.T.S System
Your car won't start? SECURITY light steady lit or flashing? More then likely it is the Vehicle Anti Theft System (V.A.T.S) at fault. Over time the resister pellet imbedded in your car key wears out from years of inserting and removing from the ignition lock cylinder. Here is a cheap way to bypass it, so you can get back on the road.





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