Question about Saturn Ion
Check the steering wheel sensor.
Ok the very first thing you need to do is to check that all of the fuses for this system are all intact and not burned. You will need to look in the underhood fuse block at #42 and #43. There is also another fuse for this system at the body control module. This fuse is labeled EPS Fuse. I would check all of these to verify that none of them are burned.
Posted on Aug 05, 2009
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The power steering is actually ELECTRIC steering on this car Most common and basically only failure is 2 30 amp fuses in underhood fuse block Only other thing is mechanical and would set a trouble code and sat power steering on your dash
FYI. Jump Starting your car from the +- Terminals found near the FUSE box under the hood, will Blow the Fuses for the Power Steering.
Always Jump start your car from the Battery Terminals in the Trunk
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My Saturn ion has a major steering problem that is a serioussafety issue. When turning the steering wheel, it sometimes will notturn like normal. It is sometimes slow and does not want to turn, orwill keep turning and not want to straighten out. This is because of afaulty steering system which has an electric steering motor. There arenumerous other ions with this problem that I have read about, not justthe '03. I AM not even able to diagnose the problem at home because ofthe special equipment needed to scan the electronic systems. My saturnwarranty has expired and I have read that it could cost $1200 to fix.Plus the parts are not even sold at any parts store. There has not beenan accident yet but the car is no longer a safe vehicle and I AMdiscontinuing use until the problem is resolved.
Toyota Prius - an ION-like steering system.
hope this has been informative and helpfull.
Posted on Aug 02, 2009
The power steering is electric in this vehicle. Check the fuses. There are 2.
There is no reset or anything through the radio.
Posted on Aug 02, 2009
1. Check the power steering (P/S) fluid, you could be running out of power steering fluid.
2. Check if there's a leak by checking the P/S cap. Make sure that the cap is properly fitted and not sloppy.
3. Carefully check around the power steering pump, looking for possible cracks. if you find fluid around the pump case, the case is damaged and should be replaced. Some pumps are equipped with internal seals that may be replaced when necessary. Also, look around the reservoir and make sure it is in good condition, since a cracked reservoir needs to be replaced as well.
4. Fittings and hoses. A loose fitting might not be able to contain the high pressure in the system. Tighten clamps using a Phillips screwdriver or ratchet and socket, depending on the type of fitting or clamp used in your system. Also, check along the hoses for cuts. If possible, run your fingers along the length of the hose to find hidden wet spots. A hose leaking somewhere along the middle will have to be replaced. If the cut is very close to the end of the hose, you might be able to cut off the
5. Check metal lines connecting the steering gear assembly to other components. A ruptured metal line needs to be replaced.
6. Inspect around the rubber boots located between the ends of the steering gear assembly and the arms linking the assembly to the wheels. If fluid is leaking at either end, seals at the ends of the steering gear assembly will need to be replaced. If necessary, raise the front end of the vehicle using a floor jack and support it on jack stands. Inspect the steering gear assembly more closely to see if it is in good or bad condition .
Hope these helps and have a great evening!
Posted on Aug 02, 2009
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