No Crank, No Start 2004 Saturn Ion – SOLVED

Saturn Ion

I have a 04 Saturn Ion, manual transmission, 2.2 ecotec engine. I have a no start, no crank issue. At first it was only occasionally that it wouldn’t crank, but lately it has become more frequent. When turning the key there is no sounds/clicks, just nothing.

Being a manual I am able to start the car with the push start method and after starting it runs fine. But after tuning it off it won’t crank again.

I have checked that battery and it’s only a year old and fine. I have also replaced the ignition switch and reset the pass lock.

What else could be causing this issue?

Faulty Starter would be the most common cause of this issue.

The video shows another cause that may be the root of the problem. Turns out there is a ground wire that is inside the starter wiring harness that tends to become brittle and break.