Question about 2005 Saturn ION
All of the warning lights suddenly came on and it seemed as though it was going to stop running at any minute. I was close to home and was able to pull into my parking spot and shut the car off. I waited a few minutes and tried to restart it...nothing. The battery light in the dashboard would come on and stay on. After several tries, it would not start (it wouldn't even make a noise) but all of the lights would come on. The headlights and overhead light would even come on. After a few minutes it finally started. Not sure if it makes a difference but it was only about 15 degrees out when this happened. It has about 72,000 miles. I've never had the battery replaced. How long is the battery life on the manufacturer batteries? Could this be as simple as replacing the battery?
Maybe 5 or 6 years , depends . Battery in my chevy cavalier lasted 6 yr's .
Posted on Mar 19, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Probably something shorting out. This is something that probably isn't going to be easy to figure out. You need someone that can diagnose it in person
Posted on Aug 19, 2008
SOURCE: We have a 2003 Saturn
Take the car in, and have the fuel pump checked, and maybe the alternater. Something in there is going out. Could even be lose battery cables, or a lose connection. Either way, you should have it checked before you get stuck somewhere.
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
Its the power somewhere along the chain. So of course first is too check the battery. get a multimeter from harbor frieght.(5 bucks) Set it to D.C. voltage and place the red lead on the positive terminal, black on negative. It should read 12 volts if less, then you have a bad battery. Next jump start the car and repeat with car running, it should read 13 /14 volts. If not altenator is bad. If both are good ,clean battery terminals, nice shinny metal. hook up everthing nice and tight. Now start the car. Good luck
Posted on Jun 05, 2009
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