Saturn Ion key stuck in ignition wont come out ( solved ) manual overide & troubleshoot
Problem was, key refuse to return to OFF position and to come out of
ignition slot . Ignition only accept ACC ON START. Watch How to MANUALLY
OVERIDE IGNITION SWITCH SOLENOID and troubleshooting in my case lead to
the automatic transmission SHIFTER PARK MICROSWITCH, it fails frequently.
As I got closer to the microswitch, daylight was running away , my cam
focus was acting out the shifter is totally black making it hard to shoot I
had to speed up and get it done. WATCH CLOSELY HOW I SLIGHTLY BEND THE
MICROSWITCH LEVER TO GIVE IT MORE STRENGHT, i used a needle nose plier .
The microswitch is held in place by a removable plastic clip ( it's got a
green line painted onto it as you can see on the image just prior to click
on the play icon ) I removed with a small flat tip screwdriver pushing from
the Inside out , no need to unclip top shifter panel. So after all this, I
went for a test ride, the problem disappeared, yes! it works, so far so
good. ( the problem was cause by the microswitch lever located Inside the
shifter assembly ).
I found an identical microswitch part number DC1C-H1LB, made by CHERRY.
Here is the WEB page
Price $ 2.34 US for 1
Cutting White Wire on Saturn Ion to Fix Starting Issue
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
Supercharged Accelerations Saturn Ion Redline
USE HEADPHONES if you can, filmed it with my iPhone so not the best audio
quality. Compilation of some good sounding accelerations in my 2005 Saturn
Ion Redline with the Supercharger
screaming in the background. Filmed with both a windshield mount and
Miveu-X chest mount. 2.0L Ecotec LSJ Supercharged engine 2.5" pulley, K&N
air filter. Also has Sprint lowering springs, Hurst short throw shifter,
and K40 dual radar detectors.
Music: MoonlightGriefing- Pandemic, Trancing- Infyuthsion. Audiotool.com
Stock Ion Redline to Stage 3 Ion Redline
I did a little side by side comparison of a video from my stock ion redline
20-60 acceleration time. Then I got stage 3... Had a really shitty tune and
now I got her tuned by Ryan at Flatline Performance! Pulls harder than ever
Clutch Master and Slave Cylinder Install on 1998 Saturn SL2
First I want to apologize for the amount of movement you will be seeing in
this video. items I was replacing could not be seen very well if I was
using a tripod. so It was done by hand.
In any case, This is a video I made for the removal and install of the
clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder on my 1998 Saturn SL2. I have
been wanting to do this for a while because every time I pressed down on
the clutch pedal it would sound like finger nails on a chalkboard. It was
time to replace it and what a good opportunity to learn how to do yet
another bit of maintenance on my car myself instead of bringing it to a
mechanic. I went to my favorite site for Saturn maintenance and found the
Thank you ShawnV at SaturnFans for the excellent picture tutorial.
I figured I would try to do something different and make a video since that
was something I was looking for as well. Hope this helps.
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 Ion Redline Overview
Just a quick video showing off my car before I added an 2.5" OBX Racing 18"
Go Fast Mods [in this video]: 2.8" pulley, 60s, HP Tuned by New Era
Performance, Cobalt Addiction Header, Cobalt Addiction 2.5" Downpipe w/
Magnaflow Hi Flow Cat, CTI OTA Pipe w/ Magnaflow Muffler, Custom K&N Short
NEW GOODIES: zzp adj tensioner, 80# injectors, and trifecta tuned on E85
Visual Mods: 6k HIDS, 30%/20% Tint, Blacked Corners, Candy Apple Orange
Taillights, Flat Black OEM Wheels, and of course my corn decal
Saturn Idle problem.mov
In this video we show you how to replace an idle air control solenoid and
clean the throttle body on a 1996 Saturn. This car was having a
excessively high idle. It would stay at 1500 RPM even though your foot was
not on the gas pedal. This was caused by carbon build up around and behind
the throttle body as well as a defective idle air control solenoid.
Jonesy's Auto Club videos are for reference and entertainment only and
should not be taken as a direct step by step guides. If you attempt a
repair like the one seen in this video please use the proper safety
equipment, take your time and do the job right.