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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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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





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?





Saturn Engineering: How to start a Saturn with any key
Saturn Engineering: How to start a Saturn with any key My friend starting his car with many different keys. We used a honda civic key, a nissan sentra key, a regular house key, and even a chunk of metal. The ignition of the car had some issues and it pretty much would turn by itself without any key. I believe this issue is very common in old saturn cars.





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.





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





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.





Car Will Not Start
Car Will Not Start





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 Idle Problem
Saturn SC2 Idle problem that fixes itself





Saturn Ignition Problem 2004 Ion video#3
Several hundred people have had starting problems out of 'almost' new 2000 year Saturns.. Here's mine Saturn refuses to recall the ignition switch.





Fixing A Broken Ignition Switch
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 46 years, shows how you can fix a broken ignition switch in your vehicle. And, If you like my car help, be sure to watch my live car talk show every Saturday morning at 10 AM CST on YouTube. I answer your car questions LIVE there. Just check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VognjkYaMjg&list=UUuxpxCCevIlF-k-K5YU8XPA&f eature=c4-overview . And remember, every TUESDAY I upload a new video, so don't miss them.





Crankshaft Position Sensor(car not starting)2
More testing on the Saturn Crankshaft Position Sensor.





Ignition Switch Removal
Saturn 96-02 Ignition Switch Removal





Turbo Saturn Ion
turbocharged 2.2L Saturn Ion 1 pulls and such.





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