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My power steering goes out on my 2006 Saturn Ion, once I shut the car off it resets the power steering and I may be able to drive for sometime before it goes out again and then other times it may go out right away.

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The electric power steering motor is going bad,the motor is about $100 not installed,thats the issue bad motor,easy to fix

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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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