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2007 Saturn ION Starting Problems

Since we drove the car off the lot it would periodically not start on demand only to start some time later (usually 15 minutes or so). Because this problem cannot be replicated on demand we have filmed an instance when the car would not start.


 


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Saturn Ion key ignition stuck 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 ).





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





Ignition Lock Cylinder Removal
Ignition Lock Cylinder Removal 00-02 Saturn S-series





Saturn Idle Problem
Saturn SC2 Idle problem that fixes itself





2000 Saturn LS1, Starting Defect
The anti theft system in the 2000 Saturn LS1, thinks you're trying to steal the car sometimes. You have to wait ten minutes before the 'Security' light stops flashing. Once the security light is not flashing you can start the car. Trying to start the car with the security light flashing will either burn out your starter or deplete your battery!





2004-2005 Saturn Ion & Vue MP3 Radio in 2000-2002 Saturn S-Series
This video demonstrates a Saturn MP3-capable factory/OEM radio from a 2004-2005 Saturn Ion & Vue installed into a 2000-2002 Saturn S-Series. This radio requires modifying the factory radio plug. but otherwise fits/operates perfectly in the following Saturns: 2000-2002 S-Series, 2000-2005 L-Series, 2002-2003 Vue, and 2003 Ion. It is also a plug and play swap for 2004-2005 Saturn Ion and Vue that don't already have it since it was optional from Saturn for those years & models. Here is a link to the instructions: http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=161684&page=2





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





Saturn Ion ignition switch replace part 6
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 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.





2005 Saturn Ion Ignition Cylinder Removal
The key didn't want to turn back into the off position. The oem lock cylinder kinda sounds like a problematic part.





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 :(





GM passlock problem
2001 Impala Base 114,xxx miles. Runs & drives perfect, except.... GM replaced BCM computer 9-09. Accomplished nothing. I replaced ignition switch w/NAPA part 10-09-09. Worked great for 2 weeks. Then started having the same ole trouble. I replaced ignition key tumbler switch w/passlock sensor w/NAPA part 10-25-09. No problems until this week 1-13-10. Still doing the same exact thing it was doing before I replaced anything. Hasn't started any day this week. 10 minute wait, etc. will not work. Starts when it wants to. HELP!!! Anyone have any ideas on how to properly repair this chronic problem? ----NOTE----the problem is fixed. Cleaned the contacts on the BCM computer fuse. That's all it took. If your car is exhibiting symptoms exactly like mine did, I'd try that´╗┐ 1st.





Fix Sticking Power Steering
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 43 years, shows how you can fix your power steering if it's sticking or binding. Visit Scottykilmer.com for answers to all your car questions.





Saturn Ion
2005 Saturn Ion 4dr Sedan




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