2006 Saturn Ion Car won't start

Tiny
JOSHUAJENKINS
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  • 2006 SATURN ION
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 40,000 MILES
When I try to start my car by turning the key in the ignition the lights and radio come on so it is not a battery issue. The engine doesn't sound like it's trying to start at all, half the time there is no sound at all, and the other times it's a very subtle low "hum" sound.

Eventually the car always starts, though.

Anyone have any idea what this sounds like?
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Saturday, November 29th, 2008 AT 11:29 PM

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Tiny
BLUELIGHTNIN6
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Just becuase lights are on doesn't necessarily rule out battery issues. Have your battery and alternator tested (for free) at an auto part store such as AutoZone or O'Reilly's. Also ensure that the battery terminals are not corroded and that they are tight.

Post your results and I will follow up.
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Saturday, November 29th, 2008 AT 11:44 PM
Tiny
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Does the car not start when it's cold outside? Then finally turns on? It's the ignition switch.
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Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 AT 3:09 PM

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