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I have a 2005 Saturn Ion that when the weather is cold it will not start.Even if I have the ignition on and jump the soleniod to energize the starter to turn over the engine it will not start.I set a lit candle under the steering column to help warm things up,and in a few minutes it will crank. Any suggestions. Thanks, tommy.wood@pb.com

Tommy, Let’s Talk …

Sorry, it’s taken so long for a response. I wish I had an easy answer.

You mean that you know the engine is getting enough battery power to crank over without a problem, but it just won’t run, correct?

However, something to do with the ignition switch or in the steering wheel / steering column area is keeping the the ignition key / switch from getting the message to the starter when it’s too cold and it won’t even crank, right?

Just the warmth of a candle under the steering wheel/ column for a couple of minutes and you’re good to go, right?

We’ve had other posts like this, even recently.

Do all the dash lights come on with the key?

Do you get a “security” warning, flashing or steady?

Does it do it every time it’s cold or just sometimes?

Tommy, take a look at this recent discussion by clicking this link:
http://community.cartalk.com/posts/list/1933609.page

Hey, anybody out there with the solution?

Change the ignition switch. If you don’t want to change the ignition switch (NOT the ignition LOCK), work with us…answer questions, give information.