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Starting problem for 03 saturn ion when engine is warm

Could it be the starter engine coil/chip?

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  • manymayknow Mar 18, 2009

    I just bought my 2003 Saturn Ion on Jan 31 and I had this same problem beginning 2 weeks ago. My car only has 50,000 miles on it and after doing research on the Internet, it seems as though this is a common problem with the Saturn Ion, all years. It has happened to me twice so far and each time I waited 15 mins and it started again. I have read that people have tried everything from getting the ignition switch replaced, to making extra keys, to actually cutting the passkey wire under the steering wheel (there is a video on YouTube that even shows you how to do this!). Apparently this is a common problem with this car, among other problems and now my coolant message keeps flashing when I shift into a higher gear. I sure am sorry I bought this car because now I worry whether it will start whenever I drive it! Good Luck!



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Replace the ign switch. the key has nothing to do with it.

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