Please take the time to look at what is on the internet concerning this. I called Saturn who denied the problems with the ignition systems. Do you have any more help? I have taken the car to a garage and had the battery tested and it was fine. We recommend changing the battery in Saturns every 4 years. This will happen at least once a week.
If someone can also point out to me where is the exact location of the reserve coolant so I can fully drain the coolant in the engine. I then start motor turn on all accessories and it puts out 14. The dealer checked and fixed the other 3 things from recall as stated. Gas stations, convenience stores and small children left in car, etc. The new one, that is. The first time a few months ago we had a new ignition installed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure.
The video above shows you how to replace the battery in your 2004 Saturn Ion. When I first start the car the power steering works fine, and then at any random time the car makes a ding,ding noise and then there is no power steering. This problem happened once before but after waiting a few minutes the car simply started. A part was ordered and the vehicle would be repaired upon availability. I think gm should recall this ignition lock and all of these charges for the defective part should be covered by them. The only way to turn the vehicle off is to disconnect the battery, even though the car is still running.
The failure and the current mileages were 100,000. Bryan answered 7 years ago good start for diagnosis. It was a bad sensor. Once flushed for the second time, refill with dexcool coolant and then your good. This problem should be cosidered a safety issue and be subject to a recall! Molded to the engine block.
The issue is all over the internet, and the fix is complicated, leaving your car on for 10 minutes to get around the pass lock. Then a few miles down the road it turns off again, almost every day. I told the Saturn service department I would call them back as I am not in a position to pay that right now, so I am not sure what I am going to do. This was covered under the extended warranty that we had. Once it's f … lushed, refill the reservoir with water after you closed the petcock run the engine for about 10 mins and then flushed again. My 2004 Ion had 85000 miles on it. The vehicle has become unreliable as I am never sure if I am going to get to work on time or not.
I also pulled the fuse out of the stereo circuit to see if the stereo memory is draining my battery. I found that my stock terminal bolt just didn't screw into my side post battery far enough-fixed with a longer bolt. I took the car in and they ran diagnostics. No formal repairs were made and the contact was awaiting a service appointment. The whole coolant reservoir tank needs to be replaced to fix the problem. I know for a fact that it is not the battery because I even pulled the battery out of the car and sat it on my work bench for 2 weeks and the load tested the battery again and it passes with flying colors. And most replace them for you, just remember this.
So they tightened it and the car popped right off and all the flashing warning lights disappeared. The dealer advised the contact to remove several fuses and disconnect the battery. Hear from other customers via the 13,757 reviews on parts for your Saturn Ion. I do however believe that the computer maybe waking up. Remove the burned out bulb.
I am very disappointed in this as Saturns are supposed to be reliable and this is a known part failure. I had to hook the battery back up to drive the vehicle to the dealership. I can not afford to replace this system again at a cost of 400. Although some batteries last much longer, most batteries begin breaking down chemically after four years, so you could experience dimmer headlights and other negative effects before you have a dead battery in your Ion that you need to replace. It did not seem like a battery failure. Keep in mind when diagnosing electrical issues - it all starts at the battery. I have read some forums pointing to a relay in the steering colume and also the ignition switch.