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I HAVE A 05 SATURN ION WHEN I TRY TO START IT, IT SOUNDS

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I HAVE A 05 SATURN ION WHEN I TRY TO START IT, IT SOUNDS LIKE IT'S WHINING AND DON'T STAR. HAVE A NEW STARTER. WHY WONT IT START
JA: When you turn the key, do you get a single loud click, or a series of rapid ones?
Customer: NEITHER
JA: Are you fixing your Ion yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: YES. HAD OLD STARTER TESTED AND IT FAIL. HAVE NEW ONE BUT IT DOESN'T SOUND LIKE IT'S CRANKING FULLY WITH A CHARGER BATTERY
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I DID HAVE THE LOCK SIGN COME ON WHEN THIS FIRST STARTED. I TRIED TO BY PASS IT BY TURNING ON THE IGNITION AND HOLDING DOWN THE LOCK BUTTON TIL IT HORN BEEPS TWICE TO DISABLE IT
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Saturn
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

Hi Im David, So, the reason you had the starter replaced was because of this whining noise when trying to start?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
REMOVED IT TOOK TO AUTO ZONE FOR TESTING AND IT FAILED. REPLACED WITH NEW ONE STILL HAVE THAT SAME SOUND AND NO START
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

did this happen one day when you came out to start the car and it decided not to start or did something hsappen and it shutdown while driving?

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

if it happened while driving, say the car just stopped and shutdown, and now its whining while trying to start, you may have a broken timing belt. thats why i need to find out.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I WOULD LIKE TO CANCEL, THIS IS NOT WHAT I EXPECTED
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
PLEASE CANCEL AND REFUND MY MONEY THANK YOU
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

what did you expect? for me to guess without any information or answers????