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cardoctor74, ASE Certified Technician
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I have a 2005 Saturn ion 3,as you drive down the road, it

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I have a 2005 Saturn ion 3,as you drive down the road, it doesn't want to take gas, transmission felt like coasting,door locks kept locking and unlocking,then it would take off. Is the ecm the same as the bcm on this car ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Saturn
Expert:  cardoctor74 replied 1 year ago.

Is the check engine light on this vehicle ? Was there any recent work done to the vehicle ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no on both questions
Expert:  cardoctor74 replied 1 year ago.

OK by any chance is the battery light on as well and did this happen after a heavy rain?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No rain, no engine lights
Expert:  cardoctor74 replied 1 year ago.

Ok this all points towards either a shorted alternator or failing ECU the cars main computer .Do me a favor try this.Disconnect the vehicles battery for a half hour then reconnect the battery alert of times this will reset the computer and fix the issue let me know.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Battery has been disconnected a few days, I will reinstall the computer tomorrow and drive do I get ahold of you tomorrow ?
And is the computer that you are talking about near the fusebox ?
Expert:  cardoctor74 replied 1 year ago.

Yes thats the one near the fuse box.All you need to do is add to the question even after you rate excellent service i will be here to help you for no further charge if needed.This is the next step.Please rate excellent service so I can get credit for my help thanks.Bonuses greatly appreciated.Im here if you ever need any further assistance just let me know .

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok thank you, ***** *****
Expert:  cardoctor74 replied 1 year ago.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I sent the ecu off to get it fixed,does the same thing,door locks lock And unlock and the car won't take gas
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Tom are you on here? Problem still exists