Question about 2003 Saturn ION
The steering is very stiff, and jerky. Hard to control
My power steering went out on a 2007 ion. I took it to a GM dealership with Goodwrench service repair. There was a recall & they fixed it FREE. I haven't had a problem since. That was oct 2011.
Posted on Mar 11, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The motor on the power steering is overheating which causes the thermal overloads to trip.
go tho the junk yard and buy a motor for a 2004 thru 206 ion or a 2004 thru 2008 chevy colbalt.
they are all the same. You may have to buy the wholle steering colum but you can remove the motor with 2 - 12mm bolts and a quick dissconnect pulg. Replace just the motor as the whole steering colum is a bit more complicated. the dealerships want you to replace the whoe steering colum, in fact that is the only way they sell the parts. It is a scam. Just the motor needs to be replaced.
I have done it on 4 different ions. try to get a motor with few as possible miles and as new as possible. I have paid between $50 and $125 for these. The dealer wants $900 fnad about $500 to install. It is very simple to do. Only 2 bolts.
Posted on May 20, 2009
You need to replace your ignition switch. If it has already been replaced then you will prob. need a BCM.
Posted on May 23, 2009
you need to replace either your high pressure line or your return line before you go and replace the entire power steering pump which could have a leak in it too. somehow you are losing fluid presure somewhere due to a leak .
Posted on Jul 26, 2009
go to autozone.com and set up a free account. You will then have access to vehicle repair guides and can get all the info and diagrams you need, plus help with troubleshooting! Hope this helps!
Posted on Jan 02, 2010
Go to carhelpsite.com it is free as long as you click on 2 of the ads at the website then your questions will be answered by an ASE certified mechanic,you don't have to buy or fill out anything on the ads,so help keep the site free.
Posted on Apr 13, 2010
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