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Steering Saturn ION.I have a 2004 Saturn ION whose steering warning light comes on then the steering becomes difficult, as another person has indicated.

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It is an electric assist steering. On very heavy use the motor can become overheated and goes into "safe mode" only partial assist until it cools down. Repeated attempts at parrallel parking have been know to cause this.

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ccmclamb@gmail.com

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