Question: '03 Ion electrical

Discussion in 'Saturn ION' started by M. Halliwell, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. M. Halliwell

    M. Halliwell Guest

    Just wondering if anyone else has had this issue and, if so, how they
    have fixed it.

    I've got an '03 Ion that very occasionally doesn't want to
    start...battery has power, it'll often crank a bit over and then die
    with the "service engine" note appearing. I suspect it is a loose wire
    near the fusebox under the hood, but I'm not certain.

    Any like experiences out there and any advice about where to start to
    confirm and/or fix?


    M. Halliwell, Apr 30, 2008
  2. M. Halliwell

    marx404 Guest

    take the battery somewhere and have it checked. There was an issue with
    '03/04 IONs doing just that on the lot when they sat for awhile without
    being driven for days at a time. If the car was driven daily no problem,
    this was due to the alarm draining power and attenuation of the battery
    cable which was resolved in late '04. If it is a daily driver, definitely
    have the car diagnosed for both electrical and computer problems.
    marx404, Apr 30, 2008
  3. M. Halliwell

    M. Halliwell Guest

    Well, it's been looked after. I hadn't clued in...a couple years ago
    when Consumer Reports said that the S series were easy to steal, someone
    tried to take my Ion...coupled with a couple years of use since and the
    ignition was going (passkey was having issues)...not issues since.
    M. Halliwell, May 3, 2008
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