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Saturn Ion-2: I have a 2005 Saturn Ion 2 with an automatic

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I have a 2005 Saturn Ion 2 with an automatic transmission. Has always ran fine but today I go out to start it and nothing. All lights and everything work like it is supposed to but it won't turn over, crank or nothing. My dash is signaling that the traction is off and saying something about power steering. It won't move into neutral or anything. Please help me

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes I still need help. The car was running just fine and I went to start it today and it will not crank or turnover at all. I have full power to the car but nothing other than that. I stepped on the brake to try and put into neutral and the gear shift won't even move or budge even after rocking the car, turning the steering wheel, and letting it sit for the 10 minutes before trying to restart. The dash is signaling for power steering and the traction being off whenever you try to start the car. Could it be some kind of brake switch that is out and needs to be replaced and is causing the car to not signal to the engine therefore not releasing the gear shift?

Use the below starting circuit diagrams.

Do you know how to electrically test fuses, relays and the switches involved in the starting circuit, if not let me know?

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