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The Power Steering is actually ELECTRIC steering on this car Most common and basically only failure is 2 30 amp fuses in underhood fuse block Only other thing is mechanical and would set a trouble code and sat power steering on your dash

FYI. Jump Starting your car from the +- Terminals found near the FUSE box under the hood, will Blow the Fuses for the Power Steering.

Always Jump start your car from the Battery Terminals in the Trunk

I don't know if you will get this, but there has now been a recall issued for the 2004 Saturn Ion regarding failures in the power steering. Contact your Saturn dealer; they may be providing a free repair.

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