I have a 2005 Saturn Ion When it gets cold in 20 degrees I have trouble starting my car The car will not turn over it's just like there's no juice going to the starter I have lights Interior lights When you turn the ignition over it doesn't do anything I've had the battery checked the alternator checked No corrosion Can you help

John Ohare
0

Asked by John Mar 23, 2013 at 09:48 PM about the 2005 Saturn ION

Question type: General

6 Answers

Js08016
28,705

Sounds like a bad starter. If your lights stay nice and bright when you try to start it your starter is most likely bad. HTH. -Jim

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
tenspeed
65,445

It sounds like your battery is low on power. It should be reading 12.5 volts with the engine off on those cold mornings. As batteries age, they have lower voltage and less amps. They generally last around five years and fail in the cold months.

Jessie Harrington
95

my ion does the same thing, its an ignition problem, when its cold and wont start, try it again every couple of minutes and it will start

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
gsgmxm5
0

You may be experiencing a problem with your "Passlock" system. If - when you try to crank it and it does nothing - you see the amber Passlock light blinking (the icon looks like a little car with a big padlock), you will need to do the following. 1. Call your boss and tell them youre gonna be late. 2. Wait ... and WATCH. The light will stop blinking anywhere from 7 to 10 minutes from the last time you turned the key. 3. Once the light stops blinking, switch the ignition all the way off and then try to start again. It should start just fine. If, however, you don't notice that light blinking, I'm sorry I wasted your time :-) Best of luck

gsgmxm5
0

More to my prior answer: a mechanic at a GM dealer in Minnesota said that the reason for this was because they used too much lubricant on the pins inside the key cylinder. These pins "feel" the key, and that tells the car whether or not the key you're using is it's key. When it's cold, the lubricant gets sticky prevents the pins from accurately forming to the key - which, in effect, tells the car that you're using a screwdriver to start it and not to let you.

longspan
30

Exactly what happened to me - ran some tests on the starter motor - found a bad solenoid on the starter. Replaced with a rebuilt starter. PS - I remember on older cars the solenoid when bad, would make some noise to make the diagnosis quicker.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • ABS doesn't work. ( expert on saturn Ion sedan recommended ) 8 answers

    my friend Yasenia has a problem with her saturn and we need some help. the ABS light doesn't come on when she starts the car and her ABS doesn't even work. She thinks the car doesn't have ABS and i t...

    2004 Saturn ION 3

    -

    General

  • Ignition in cold weather 3 answers

    If temps go below 22 degrees in winter, I have a 10 min wait (exactly) then car starts. 2006 Ion,

    2006 Saturn ION 2 Auto

    -

    General

  • reviews scare me about buying 5 answers

    have read alot of reviews on the power steering going out and ignition key sticking. Is this a recall, or something you have to deal with? nervous about power steering going out, possibly getting re...

    2007 Saturn ION

    -

    General

  • Personal Saturn items 5 answers

    Wondering if anyone can link me to a supplier of Saturn personal stuff like a leather jacket or other unique stuff. you can mail me direct l.bentley@yourlink.ca

    Saturn ION

    -

    General

  • My 2005 Saturn Ion stalls out when making left hand turns. 1 answer

    My 2005 Saturn Ion stalls when I make left hand turns! The engine light comes on and the car goes into limp mode! I stop the car and wait a minute or two and it starts right back up and after drivin...

    2005 Saturn ION

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

ION
Looking for a Used ION in your area?
CarGurus has 1,467 nationwide ION listings starting at $600.
ZIP:

Search Saturn ION Questions

Saturn ION Experts

#1 Edgar987669
Edgar987669
Reputation 520
#2 KEGOFF
KEGOFF
Reputation 370
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 250
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic"
1,135 Great Deals out of 62,757 listings starting at $900
Used Ford Focus"
1,184 Great Deals out of 58,371 listings starting at $1,395
Used Saturn ION Red Line"
4 Great Deals out of 33 listings starting at $3,250
Used Chevrolet Cobalt"
233 Great Deals out of 5,389 listings starting at $1,955
Used Saturn VUE"
111 Great Deals out of 2,359 listings starting at $1,499
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,426 Great Deals out of 55,288 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord"
1,356 Great Deals out of 63,370 listings starting at $899
Used Toyota Camry"
1,820 Great Deals out of 82,813 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Altima"
1,920 Great Deals out of 87,568 listings starting at $995
Used Pontiac G6"
294 Great Deals out of 5,931 listings starting at $2,000
Used Nissan Sentra"
681 Great Deals out of 36,192 listings starting at $1,499

Used Cars For Sale

2007 Saturn ION For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 363 listings starting at $2,450
2006 Saturn ION For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 349 listings starting at $600
2005 Saturn ION For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 239 listings starting at $2,495
2004 Saturn ION For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 328 listings starting at $1,350
2003 Saturn ION For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 185 listings starting at $1,995