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Forum: Ion Tech 02-04-2018, 02:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By ddemier7
Re: Missing Sway Bar

I have a 2004 Ion and I installed new end links and front sway bar bushings a while back. Recently I just installed KYB struts and shocks with Tein lowering springs a 1.5 drop but my Ion is sitting...
Forum: Ion General 02-04-2018, 02:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,283
Posted By ddemier7
Re: Life of saturn Ion 3

I got 220,000 on mine but unfortunately it has oil sludge in it because prior owner did not maintain it. However my car runs strong! I keep her maintained.
Forum: Ion Tech 02-04-2018, 02:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,225
Posted By ddemier7
Re: 07 ion water pump replacement... timing chain also?

My 2004 Ion with 220,0000 miles uses some oil. Just monitor it often and add as needed. These engines are known for consuming some oil.

If you have a bad head gasket and coolant is mixing with oil...
Forum: Ion Tech 02-02-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,225
Posted By ddemier7
Re: 07 ion water pump replacement... timing chain also?

Should be the same engine.

All this being discussed has nothing to do with A/C system.
Forum: Ion Tech 01-31-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,225
Posted By ddemier7
Heart Re: 07 ion water pump replacement... timing chain also?

I have a 04 Ion 2.2 ecotec automatic with 220,000 miles. My timing chain started rattling (making noises) at around 190,000 miles in the dead of winter and turned out to be a broken timing chain...
Forum: Ion General 01-29-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,869
Posted By ddemier7
Re: 2003 Saturn Ion 2 burning oil

I have 220,000 miles and mine burns some oil or I should say has an oil leak drip from an unknown spot under the engine in the back. I just check my oil regularly and add as needed. I seldomly do oil...
Forum: Ion General 01-27-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,370
Posted By ddemier7
Thumbs Up Re: wrinkling window rubber piece

Just a update I finally had to redo my Plasti dip belt mouldings after four years out here in the mid west and my xar parks outside. I resprayed Plast dip and added a Plasti dip U/V protectant and it...
Forum: Ion General 01-27-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 92
Posted By ddemier7
Re: Part Number For Top Windshield Trim?

Ive been missing mine too. I just leave it. Mines been missing over 6yrs
Forum: Ion General 01-26-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By ddemier7
Thumbs Up Re: Side Door Belt Molding/Trim...Fix vs Replacement

Yes I used Plasti dip but it only lasted about 4 years here in the mid west. If you use Plasti dip purchase the Plasti dip U/V protectant and apply a couple coats over the black Plasti dip. I removed...
Forum: Ion General 01-15-2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By ddemier7
Re: help on front brakes

Did you notice it run any better? How did the brakes turn out?
Forum: Ion General 01-15-2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By ddemier7
Re: insufficient HVAC

Post details I want to see.
Forum: Ion General 01-03-2018, 01:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By ddemier7
Re: help on front brakes

Clean your Throttle Body. Its pretty simple to do with some carb/throttle cleaner. Just take it off and spray clean it. Research how to clean it esp if you high miles.
Forum: Ion General 01-03-2018, 01:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By ddemier7
Forum: Ion General 01-03-2018, 01:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By ddemier7
Question Re: Braided ground strap on driver side of engine

When you say right side do you mean passanger side engine bay? Is this the 2.2 ecotec?
Forum: Ion General 12-29-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By ddemier7
Re: Oooops Ive done it again...

I found a wiper arm in a car salvage yard. $20 works fine after I installed it.
Forum: Ion General 12-28-2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 402
Posted By ddemier7
Checkered Flag Re: Need new tires

Newer tires go on the back (regardless if car FWD or RWD) because this helps prevent hydroplanig. Tires with the deepest tread disperses more water or in technical terms has more water evacuation....
Forum: Ion General 12-28-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By ddemier7
Re: New stock/oem seats?

I take all my seats out and power wash them. Works fantastic but after about 4 yrs they are looking dirty again so time to power wash them again. They are the cloth light grey with no electronics.
Forum: Ion General 12-28-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By ddemier7
Dizzy Re: Oooops Ive done it again...

Come to find out my passanger side wiper arm got stripped out where the splines are. My wiper arm transmission assembly looks ok including the threads so I just need the black passanger side wiper...
Forum: Ion General 12-24-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By ddemier7
Dizzy Oooops Ive done it again...

Didn't realize there was thick ice under the fresh snow on my windshield and started my 04 Ion and turned on the windshield wipers and something broke on my wiper assembly arm behind the windshield...
Forum: Ion General 12-19-2017, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By ddemier7
Re: Replacing the rear exrerior door handle pivot.

Im talking about the little plastic clip that holds the exterior door handle in place. I couldn't find a replacement so I left it alone.
Forum: Ion General 12-18-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By ddemier7
Re: Replacing the rear exrerior door handle pivot.

Any luck. I think thise exterior plastic rivots that hold the door handle on are not available anymore.
Forum: Ion General 12-18-2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By ddemier7
Thumbs Up Re: Heater/AC controls malfunction

On my 04 ion mine stopped all togeather. Pulled HVAC contol panel and plug/wires melted so I got a used connecter and some extra length of the pig tail/wire loom and butt connected all of them...
Forum: Ion Red Line 12-06-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By ddemier7
Re: Depris in oilpan. What is it?

I have some oil slude build up. How hard is it to take the head off and cams out and have cleaned to remove sludge? Is it even worth it?

Would you reccomend just taking the valve cover off and...
Forum: Ion Mods 11-30-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By ddemier7
Re: Tire and Rim Sizes?

Im running 205/50/17 inch Bridgestone Turenza's and the ride quality is great on my 2004 Ion. No clearence issues at all. I will mention that I had KYB shocks put on and lowerd my car 1.5 inches on...
Forum: Ion Tech 11-30-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By ddemier7
Cool Fuel Injector Cleaning for maintenance

On my 2004 Saturn Ion 2.2 that runs perfect I was thinking about taking all four of my injectors out and bench cleaning them with some carb cleaner. Is this something you woud recommend for...
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