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Saturn: cold outside..wont crank..the service engine light comes

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when it starts to get a little cold outside my saturn wont crank it turns over and then it does nothing this goes on for a little while then it will crank sometimes the service engine light comes on before it starts
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  JonathanOnny replied 8 years ago.
sounds like you got a bad igntion switch. these are known to have grease that freeze up when its cold outside. look at the igntion switch the black box at the end of the igntion cylinder. there will be a white tag with numbers on it. if the numbers start with a 124 then you have the old style ignition switch this should be updated with a newer switch starting with 09 followed by 6 more numbers. these are very common. if the switch has already been updated then the bcm is faulty. this will have to be replaced at the dealer since it needs to be reprogramed. thanks for using just answer. Jon
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
i all so have a noise in the front end when i go over a bump i hear a noise like the shocks or struts my son said it sounds like a ball joint i had the driver side ball joint assembly unit replaced but i have the same noise now the last time it got a humming sound do you have any idea what it could be
Expert:  JonathanOnny replied 8 years ago.
had a few complaints with front sway bar bushings and clamps. these will make a noise over bumps and sound like a rumbling type noise or sometimes clunks over bumps. did you find the ingition switch ok? if i have helped you please hit the accept button and a positive feedback is always welcome. thanks again Jon
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
i dont know where to look for it where is it located at