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2003 saturn ion sometimes the key will not come out of the ignition

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Try your backup key and if it does it still you will need to replace the ignition switch.Go to your local GM dealership and buy it and have them code it for you.

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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lower settings as far as speeds for your blower motor go through a resister block to reduce the voltage your blower motor receives to make it turn slower. If it turns slow on high you would have to check the voltage at the blower motor, should be the same voltage that would be at the battery. There could also be material in the blower motor fan like things a mouse could have put there. Causes the fan to spin slower and also blocks the fins from pushing air. Any strange noises would be heard unless you have had the prob since you owned it and could not detect any changes. It could be even full of stuff and still
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Posted on Dec 23, 2008

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SOURCE: saturn ion,sometimes wont start

The problem is in the ignition - the grease gets thick in the cold and doent turn quite right the first time. everything turns on, but the anti theft system thinks you have the wrong key so shuts off pwer to the starter. it takes 8-10 mintues to reset. That is why it normally starts when you come back later. I have had the same problem and done tons of reseach. Right now my temp solution has been a small heater and an extention cord. I keep it plugged in over night on a medium setting - just enough to keep the inside temp above freezing. I am also researching remote starts because saturn dealership charges $250 to replace the ignition, and a remote start will run about $300. Saturn wont do a recall because they feel it is not a safety hazard. I say that is bull. Good luck!

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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SOURCE: where is 2003 saturn ion thermostat?

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  1. Drain the cooling system.
  2. Remove the bolts that secure the thermostat housing to the water pump feed pipe.
Remove the feed pipe
  1. Remove the thermostat and retaining sleeve, noting the orientation for installation.
Installation Procedure
Install the thermostat and retaining sleeve with the dimple placed into the housing slotImportant: Lubricate the O-ring with soapy water or coolant before installing the O-ring in the water pump.

  1. Install the feed pipe that connects the thermostat housing to the water pump.Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.

    1. Install the bolt that secures the water pump feed pipe.
      • Tighten the bolt to 10 Nm (18 inch lbs.) .
    1. Fill the cooling system.

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 Saturn Ion 3 with warning messages coolant & power steering

You need to replace your ignition switch. If it has already been replaced then you will prob. need a BCM.

Posted on May 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Saturn Ion 3 Ignition Cylinder Lock

Im thinking your going to be ok as far as warranty repair,if your dealers service dept is insensitive, call Saturn assist @ 1.800.553.6000 On to the ignition switch ....separate colum halves with #2 screwdriver> access ignition housing and look for trip slot on top side of cylinder>use pocket size screwdriver to trip button in slot while in ACC position and pull out...good luck

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

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