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Old 02-17-2009, 10:59 AM   #1
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Default 2005 Saturn Ion Difficult to Start

Hello All,

Used to frequent this website when I had a 97 Saturn SL-2 it had over 250K when finally donated it.

Now I have a Saturn ION-3 has over 100K on it. Has the 2.2 ecotech engine. Have really never had any trouble with it. Only have had to do normal maintenance: oil changes, tires, brakes, plugs, fluids, etc...

Recently wife reports that car is difficult to start. No codes and no check engine light also reports that car stalled in traffic she needed to remove key and reinsert it to get it to start back up. She says that it also runs rough at times.

Just not sure where to jump in? Sure would appreciate any help thanks...

John

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Old 02-17-2009, 11:22 AM   #2
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Default Re: 2005 Saturn Ion Difficult to Start

no fuel, no spark, or no crank, if your starting/charging circuit checks out (get it checked at advance auto or auto zone for free) then change your fuel filter (the cheapest part) if you still have problems, suspect plugs, if it still does it, suspect the ignition system. More cheap things you can do are clean the TB, the MAF, and the MAP, the MAF needs special cleaner, so don't be cheap.

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Old 02-23-2009, 04:20 PM   #3
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Default Re: 2005 Saturn Ion Difficult to Start

I think the issue is much simpler...
There is a Known issue with Ions like this.

There is an ignotion control box in the steering wheel that needs to be replaced...

You should be able to search for it... it happen more when the Air temp is cold.

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Old 02-23-2009, 05:04 PM   #4
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read the problem, difficult starting (not a lack of) and stalling going over bumps. You might want to check your battery cable and all cables you can get your hands on, I had a loose battery cable from the factory that took some time to rear it's ugly head.

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