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Posts Tagged: Saturn Ion

No crank no start no click – GM

No crank no start no click – GM GM has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) #PIP4208 to deal with a no crank, no start, no click situation on the following vehicles: 2006-2008 Chevrolet Cobalt 2006-2008 Chevrolet HHR 2006-2008 Chevrolet Malibu 2007-2008 Pontiac G5 2007-2008 Pontiac G6 2006 Pontiac Pursuit (Canada Only) 2006-2008 Pontiac Solstice 2006-2007 Saturn ION 2006-2008 Saturn Sky The starting procedure on these vehicles is fairly complicated and the root problem lies in the ignition switch. The ignition switch does NOT directly control the starter motor like … Read More

Saturn won’t move

Car in drive but wont move – Saturn P0741, P0742, P0841, P1756, P1758, P1882, Car in drive but wont move or reverse, Saturn ION, Vue Saturn has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) #04-07-30-024E  to address transmission problems and trouble codes on the following vehicles: 2002 Saturn VUE – Retrofitted with a 2003 or 2004 VT25E (VTi) Transaxle (RPO M16/M75) 2003-2004 Saturn ION 2003-2005 Saturn VUE with VT25E (VTi) If you own one of these vehicles and find that the vehicle doesn’t move when you place it in Drive or Reverse … Read More

Rough idle P0171 P0300 P1174

Fix rough idle P0171 P0300 P1174 Engine runs rough, P0171, P0300, P1174 on Saturn Ion GM has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) 08-06-04-001 to address engine Rough idle P0171 P0300 P1174 problems on 2006-07 Chevrolet Cobalt and HHR, 2007 Pontiac G5 and G6, and 2006-07 Saturn Ion with the 2.4L engine. The engines in these vehicle may experience injector clogging that results in rough operation and trouble codes P0171, P0300, P1174. GM advises that if one injector is plugged, you must replace all injectors with an updated version (Part 12602480) … Read More

Oil leak Saturn Ion Vue Cobalt Pursuit

Fix Oil leak Saturn Ion Vue Cobalt Pursuit GM has issued an Oil leak Saturn Ion Vue Cobalt Pursuit TSB (TSB 06-06-01-013). Customers are reporting an oil leak coming from the rear of the engine on 2006 Saturn ION and VUE, Chevrolet Cobalt, Pontiac Pursuit models with the 2.2-liter Ecotec Four engine. The leak looks like it’s coming from the rear main seal, but it’s usually not. Instead, look at the oil galley plugs just above the rear main seal. The plugs may have been damaged or improperly torqued during … Read More

wipers skip on windshield – Saturn Ion Wipers

wipers skip on windshield – Saturn Ion Wipers Saturn has issued a TSB (03-08-43-004) for 2003 and earlier Ion models that exhibit a problem with the wipers skip on windshield – Saturn Ion Wipers. The fix is to install redesigned arms. Make sure the arms are at the bottom of the wipe pattern. Remove the arm nut cover and the nut. Use a wiper arm removal tool to pry the arm from the tapered pivot stud. Install the new arm and torque the nut to 22ft/lbs. The new part numbers … Read More


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