Saturn ion, 2006 starter only clicks once, not starting


Asked by May 09, 2015 at 03:27 AM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

have a 2006 saturn ion 2.2 litre. It will not start, the starter only clicks once, I replaced
the starter with a starter from a junkyard and it does the same thing, prior to starter not
starting it cranked very slowly like it was out of time if u know what i mean. replaced
battery still not starting, had old starter checked, tested good so i took new starter back
out put back in old starter, still only clicks once. please help

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May be a bad neutral safety switch. Try starting the car in neutral. If no dice, try holding the key to the start position and move the shift lever from N to D a few times. See if it will crank over. Post back with results.


I have already tried that, starting it in neutral and to no avail. Thanks for your help, if you can think of anything else please post will check periodically while working on the car


Try these tests in the video. Should help you narrow down the issue.

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