Question about 2004 Saturn ION
Went to start engine. it turned over normally, fired and stalled, with out actually starting. now when I try to start it, the engiine drags like low batt, but both batt and starter are fine. What gives?
Start with cleaning your battery terminals. If you can check voltage at the starter when trying to crank, and make sure you have good grounds everywhere.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: car wont start
At first, I thought 'coil pack'. But you said it tried to start. So that's out. You might check that you're getting spark just to be thorough.
Did it ever start again after the stall on the interstate?
If not, I'm leaning towards the timing chain.
What happens if your timing chain broke:
Do a compression test on all cylinders. If only one or two have compression (or one or more have zero compression), I'm tipping over towards the timing chain.
Have a compression test done.
Hope this helps
Posted on Jul 17, 2008
Have the alternator and battery checked. The battery may not be holding a charge. The alternator may not be charging the battery,it should put out between 14 and 15 volts,any less the alternator is bad.
Posted on Jun 15, 2009
SOURCE: Saturn SC2 Hot Start Problem
My 1997 SC1 would start fully charged after about 5 minutes of cooling off (same as my Busa). If the vehicle draws lots of bettery energy when the ignition switch is turned (the headlights dim as if the battery was week) and all you her is a "tlock" then more than likely the starter solenoid is sticking when the engine gets hot. Age, as well as wear and tear in the vehicle, would cause for the stater, and the starter solenoid, to weaken. When the engine is cool it will start as if the starter was new, but after driving the car for about 10 minutes the problem starts. The engine running hotter than normal (ie.cooling system problems, diferent muffler system, low oil level), no necesary due to overheating, will add to the problem. My solution was a new stater ($115) and a starter heat wrap ($20), and I never had that problem again :-)
Posted on Dec 24, 2009
It is part of the fuel pump module inside the fuel tank, all the cars are starting to use this type of setup, the filter is only serviced when the fuel pump fails.
Posted on Jan 28, 2010
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