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
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
2007 Saturn Ion Redline Dyno
Saturn Ion Redline 251WHP and 232 ft. lbs. The 3" catless Exhaust held it back a bit (no back pressure)
and the tune is running slightly lean. Yes, I'm aware that a 3" catless Exhaust is a little too big for the
current mods (listed below). I bought it because I have future plans to put
some good work into the motor; hopefully sooner than later.
K&N Typhoon Intake
3" Header back catless Exhaust
Stage III Heat Exchanger
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
06 ION Redline vs 09 Cobalt SS/TC
ION Redline mods: CTI Full Exhaust,
80# Fuel Injectors, E85, M62 w/ Ported outlet/Polished inlet, 2.6" Pulley,
HPTuners Custom Tune, B&M Short Throw Shifter, K&N Drop In Filter, ZZP S3
Heat Exchanger, Dual Pass Endplate, GM Option B Kit
Cobalt SS/TV mods: GM Stage 1, Hahn 3" cat-back, K&N Drop in Filter
Its a 2009 Cobalt SS/TC. Here is a link with more information about the
So can you guys stop your whinnying?
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!
Ebay Electric Supecharger
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Ebay electric supecharger causes some confusion for this guy. Whats
actually happening is that by removing your factory air box and replacing
it with the ebay electric Supercharger
and cone air filter you are relieving a natural restiction of the factory
So there is no Boost just a relief
in intake restriction that helps your engine breath better. You can run a
cone air filer and get better performance. Keep in mind that this is a
marine bilge blower. In order for an electric Supercharger or electric turbo to work you need to use a real compressor
combined with a electric motor that has enough torque and speed to obtain a
certain impeller speed.
I have seen these marine bilge blowers selling for as much as $364.00 and
as little a $50.00 on eBay. The money you spend on either could be used to
either buy the B2B DIY Electric Supercharger Manual or buid your own electric Supercharger. Why should I build my own?,
because marine bilge blowers and inline fans will give you 2 to 3 HP. B2B
will give you 10 to 20 HP garunteed. So check out the website for more
Check my blog to learn about the ongoing electric Supercharger scams.
Do Electric Superchargers Work?
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Do Electric Superchargers Work? That is
a good question and the answer to that question is yes. A real electric Supercharger or electric turbocharger can work. However many people are
confused about how these electric Superchargers can add performance to your
naturally aspirated engine.
No to be confused with those cheap sheet metal inline fans placed inside a
rubber coupler but a real turbocharger
compressor being powered by a brushless motor.
Click on the link above to visit the B2B Blog and see the Dyno results for these inline
fans for yourself.
Because there are only scams being sold as electric Supercharger the only way to get a real performing
blower is to buid it yourself.
How To - Cold Air Intake
In this video I'll show you how to build and install a cold air intake for
your vehicle. This is a DIY project that only took about $30 total to
accomplish including the $25 cone filter.
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*Disclaimer - This product is meant for entertainment purposes only. Your
mileage may vary. Do not try this at home. Void where prohibited. Some
assembly required. For off-road use only. Slippery when wet. Batteries
not included. Do not use while operating a motor vehicle, heavy
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some viewers and children under 30 years of age. Please remain seated
until the ride has come to a complete stop. Studies have shown viewing
these videos causes increased cancer risks in laboratory test people. I am
not a professional, I have no training, I'm not even particularly good at
horse whispering. Don't believe everything that you know. Please keep
your hands in the vehicle at all times. Do not tap on glass. Do not eat
anything that has been on the floor for more than 3 days. Keep your hands
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