Engine Mechanical problem
2004 Saturn Ion 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 66,000 miles
I have a 2004 Saturn Ion3. A week before Christmas my car would not turn over. It was cold as we live in New England. We bought a new battery and replaced it with a high cranking one. I also had my coolant flushed and replaced with -20 below coolant. As of the last 2 weeks the car on various days will not start in the morning. It is very cold outisde, I turn the switch, it makes no noises, the lights come on. It's dead. Turn it off, turn it on again, it makes a wee small noise, lights on, nothing. This continues over and over (up to 5 times) as the turn over noise will get A little bit longer each time. I get angry go inside wait 10 minutes or so. Go back out to try again and it starts right up. I have brought it to the garage, they convinced me to replace my starter, which I did yesterday $200 later. They also checked my battery even though it's new, it said it was fine. I went out this morning and gee Imagine, my car won't start again! They are once again trying to say the new battery maybe really is a bad battery, but hmm they already checked that with the machine and it read fine. Also they are trying to convince me that the battery is no good in the morning, but once my car does start it is recharging the battery so then it reads fine on the machine. UGGGG!
I'm hoping you might be able to shed some light on this frustrating situation.
Saturday, January 17th, 2009 AT 9:36 AM