Ion Message Center

Discussion in 'Saturn ION' started by sturg57, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. sturg57

    sturg57 Guest

    Had a "moment" tues.,leaving work,was driving,then the 'SERVICE
    VEHICLE" starts to flash!!.I'm like"No way!",just had the bushing
    replaced last week.So,I drive home-20 miles-car runs ok,stopped to get
    groceries,started Ion again & it ran normal,message center had all the
    regular stuff on it,this doesn't make sense.
    sturg57, Jan 28, 2005
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    marx404 Guest

    The PCM (computer) cannot read suspension (ie bushings) problems, only
    engine problems. Seems your problem is intermittent or may be a warning of
    future problem, but to be on the safe side, best to take it in and have the
    computer code professionally read so a mechanic can tell what is going on
    and why the light came on.

    marx404, Jan 28, 2005
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  3. sturg57

    Bob Shuman Guest

    You do not provide any basic information like year, engine, mileage, last
    tuned date, any other preventative maintenance done and when. These could
    help to narrow the problem. That said, it sounds like something is failing
    or not operating as designed since the engine computer has sensed an error
    condition. Given you did not notice any drivability problems, I'd suspect
    something simple, like maybe a clogged EGR valve, or possibly worn out spark
    plugs or ignition wires.

    Good luck in identifying the problem. If the check engine light comes and
    stays on, then you can query the computer to get the error code and
    hopefully identify why it was illuminated.

    Bob Shuman, Jan 28, 2005
  4. sturg57

    sturg57 Guest

    Sorry ,it's hard to go into detail when typing.I know the buhing
    wasn't related to the message center,I was stating I just was at
    Saturn FOR the bushing a week earlier.I don't want to go back that
    soon.If that message center is reading normal,theres no reason to go
    back.One other thing,before I restarted at the grocery,I checked the
    gas cap to see if it was secure,you dont think that could of been the
    problem?.On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 09:04:13 -0600, "Bob Shuman"
    sturg57, Jan 30, 2005
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    Bob Shuman Guest

    Yes, a loose gas cap could set a code.
    Bob Shuman, Jan 30, 2005
  6. sturg57

    sturg57 Guest

    I'll be a dirty bird!,the systems that sensitive!.On Sat, 29 Jan 2005
    sturg57, Feb 1, 2005
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