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My 06 saturn ion, power steering light is on. when i start driving it works but then goes out, i have to turn the car off to reset it and then back on to drive. I took it to the dealer and they said I needed a new electric entire steering column, which cost an arm and leg................uuuughhh

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Yes that is correct you need a new power steering unit,,,which is the cloumn on that car,,not hard to swap if you are mechanically inclined,you could get a used one from a slavage yard to save you alot of money but then u dont know what you are getting

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I have a 06 Saturn ion , the power steering light comes on the wheel gets real hard to turn but when I turn the car off and turn it back on its fine and it keeps happening ??? what could this be?


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The motor on the power steering is overheating which causes the thermal overloads to trip.

go tho the junk yard and buy a motor for a 2004 thru 206 ion or a 2004 thru 2008 chevy colbalt.

they are all the same. You may have to buy the wholle steering colum but you can remove the motor with 2 - 12mm bolts and a quick dissconnect pulg. Replace just the motor as the whole steering colum is a bit more complicated. the dealerships want you to replace the whoe steering colum, in fact that is the only way they sell the parts. It is a scam. Just the motor needs to be replaced.
I have done it on 4 different ions. try to get a motor with few as possible miles and as new as possible. I have paid between $50 and $125 for these. The dealer wants $900 fnad about $500 to install. It is very simple to do. Only 2 bolts.

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Oct 19, 2008 | 2004 Saturn ION

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I have a 2006 Saturn ION as well and the PWR STR light came on and the power steering went out. When i turn off the car and turn back on it's fine for a while but goes out again in a day or so. I called Saturn and they said it is the power steering which is electric and to fix it i would have to replace the whole steering column! If it is not the fuses which i haven't checked yet then it will cost me $850.00 to replace. that's not counting whatever else they find and charge me for. I was looking under 2004 Saturn Ion and they have a lot of the same issues. I don't know where to look for the fuses at though I'm thinking under the steering wheel if anyone knows please let me know.

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Sep 07, 2008 | 2006 Saturn ION

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