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I have a 2003 Saturn Ion and i also have the starting problem, where it wont start half the time and this really agatiates me really bad. Does anyone out there know why this happens, I think there should be a big recall on this

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There is a lot of problems and recalls on the saturn Ion. what is it doing when you try to start it? does it crank or just do nothing?

Posted on Jan 01, 2013

  • tammy Jan 02, 2013

    it dont do nothing

  • teds repairs
    teds repairs Jan 02, 2013

    you may need a starterbut wait. take it to a parts store and have them test the battery and charging it is free for them to do

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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: 2006 saturn ion dome light goes on by itself and

When this happened to mine it ended up being a bad door switch. The alarm, dome/map lights and electric door locks are all connected to the door switches. It cost $65 for diagnosis, parts and labor at Saturn of South Burlington VT

Posted on Jan 29, 2010

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SOURCE: saturn ion,sometimes wont start

There is a guide on this site that tells you how to fix the passlock problem

http://moontaj.com/passlock

Posted on Oct 06, 2010

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