2004 Saturn Ion 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 67000 miles
i have a 04 ion redline, I parked it a year and a half ago in storage and recently went to start it but it will not crank over, we jacked it up and checked for power on the starter solenoid trigger wire in the ign. Crank position, clutch pedal depressed there was no power present at the solenoid.
we jumpered the starter solenoid to verifiy starter operation, the starter engages and the engine cranks over ok. We found it odd there is power at the clutch pedal switch in the ignition (run) position.(Should be hot in crank position?).
we suspect the ignition switch is faulty, as the wiring integrity is good, there is no corrosion to be seen as i'm in a semi desert climate, and because this car started and drove and was parked in this location a year and a half ago.
we did not have tools with us to dissemble column and do testing at ignition switch. That is our plan for tomorrow.
this car has keyless entry but i'm not sure if there are ani-theft functions witch may be inhibiting the car from cranking over. We do not have electrical schematics.
have the same problem?
Monday, September 13th, 2010 AT 5:42 PM