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Turn key, lights work but car won't start it says "service engine

Our Saturn Ion has been running fine. We parked it for about 5 hours. When we went to start it the Service Engine comes up on the dashboard and the car won't start. We have lights but it will not turn over.

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  • labssableban Mar 13, 2009

    If we wait about fifteen minutes and try to start it again it starts. This happened about 6 months ago and we took it to the Saturn dealer and it checked out fine. Then the problem crops up again.

  • labssableban Mar 13, 2009

    battery is new and fully charged. If the battery was weak I probably wouldn't have bright headlights and inside lights. The problem as posted by other Saturn owners is the ignition key

  • luckyd21467 Mar 21, 2009

    try to start car and nothing happens. lights and bell works, radio will power up> put in brand new battery. Still won't start from time to time. If i wait it will finally start> I pump the gas a few time and it will start roughly.



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Battery is weak.

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