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Forum: Ion General 07-29-2019, 01:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By ruley73
Re: Intermittent Humming Noise

I'm assuming the noise you're referring to is between the :07-:12 second mark.

Quad coupe or sedan?

Are any parts of the front fascia or any of the underlying plastic panels/shields around the...
Forum: Ion Tech 07-27-2019, 04:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By ruley73
Re: Possible to open and replace components of BCM?

If you have the ability to confirm exactly which components are bad and the proper tools to replace them I don't see why you couldn't do this. However, I think it's a lot easier said than done.
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Forum: Ion General 07-27-2019, 03:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By ruley73
Re: gas leak

It could be because of the leak, but it's also possible that the pressure regulator inside the fuel filter is failing. That filter looks like it's really old and probably needs to be replaced.
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Forum: Ion Tech 07-13-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By ruley73
Re: 07 Ion A/C problem: only one vent is cold. Bad recirc door actuator?

All Ions have manual climate controls. The air inlet door actuator is the only actuator in the HVAC system. It's only function is to open and close the fresh air inlet gate. The temperature and vent...
Forum: Ion Tech 07-09-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By ruley73
Re: 2005 Saturn ION dies while driving and after its little colder it starts again

I feel that the coil pack is more likely to be bad than the crankshaft position sensor, but the symptoms could stem from either one. Also, check the wiring harness near the oil filter housing for...
Forum: Ion General 07-02-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By ruley73
Re: Aisin Automatic Transmission Fluid Additive

No additives are necessary. Just use Toyota T-IV fluid from a Toyota dealership.
Forum: Ion General 07-02-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By ruley73
Re: Royal Purple Max ATF

According to this chart (https://royalpurple.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2014_Royal_Purple_Transmission_Lubricant_Cross_Reference.pdf), you need their Synchromax fluid. GM part number...
Forum: Ion General 06-23-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By ruley73
Re: 2007 Ion, buying advice please

I'd consider buying it if the price is right, but there's some key information missing.

What's the asking price and approximate odometer reading?
Clean title (not salvage)? Owner has title in...
Forum: Ion Tech 06-17-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By ruley73
Re: 05 Ion3 Transmission Issues

We first need to figure out what you really have. The VTi/CVT transmission wasn't installed in any 2005 Ions. The VTi was only installed in 2003-2004 quad coupes and it's use was stopped midway...
Forum: Ion Tech 06-10-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By ruley73
Re: How trustworthy is it a junkerd instument panel cluster?

From what I understand, convincing the dealership to reprogram a used cluster is the hard part. :)

What's wrong with the cluster you have now?
Forum: Ion Red Line 05-16-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,218
Posted By ruley73
Re: Finally the proud owner of a REDLINE

OK, so it sounds like it's pretty much like the No-Lift Shift feature on the HHR SS (LNF/2.0L turbo). I figured that's what it was, but the term "skip shift" doesn't correctly describe what it does...
Forum: S-Series General 05-06-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 386
Posted By ruley73
Re: An SC driver in Raleigh, NC likes to haul ass!

When I had my 2000 SC2, I thought it felt surprisingly solid at 100+ MPH. It was lowered with H&R Sport springs & KYB Struts, an AEM cold air intake, and a Hot Shot header.

I had it over 110 MPH...
Forum: Ion Red Line 05-05-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,218
Posted By ruley73
Re: Finally the proud owner of a REDLINE

What purpose does the skip shift set up serve? Does the factory setup not let you skip gears when you shift (i.e 1-3, 1-4, etc.)?
Forum: Ion Red Line 05-05-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,218
Posted By ruley73
Re: Finally the proud owner of a REDLINE

Are you sure it's a 2004? The Competition Package wasn't made available until January 2005. If it's highly modified, the car was probably retro-fitted with the Comp Package equipment. It should have...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-04-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By ruley73
Re: Rear deck and adding speaker

The external amp powers all of the speakers, not just the subwoofer. If any of your other speakers work, the amp is probably fine. It seems more likely that the subwoofer and/or other speakers is...
Forum: L-Series Tech 05-02-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By ruley73
Re: Rear deck and adding speaker

Those are child car seat anchors.



That's not a regular stereo speaker. It's a subwoofer. Your car appears to be equipped with the Advanced Audio System (or AAS for short) option which includes...
Forum: Ion Mods 05-02-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,972
Posted By ruley73
Re: SC1 To Ion compatible parts?

Again, music on an audio CD is written as PCM data. PCM is the method of converting an analog voltage signal to a binary number and is technically not a file format. WAV is the file format commonly...
Forum: Ion Mods 04-20-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,972
Posted By ruley73
Re: SC1 To Ion compatible parts?

The OP already stated that they tried playing a regular CD. I can't think of what else an "original" would be.

Older CD players can't play mp3 files because they simply don't have the capability...
Forum: Ion Mods 04-19-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,972
Posted By ruley73
Re: SC1 To Ion compatible parts?

Yup. As I said in posts 5 & 7, they only work with third gen S-Series (2000-2002).



None of the 2003 Ion radios will play MP3 files from CD. Only the 2004-2005 radios that have "MP3" printed on...
Forum: Ion Tech 04-14-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By ruley73
Re: abnormal tire wear at inner shoulders

The jounce bumper is mounted on the top side of the coil spring to circumvent bottoming out.

The FE1/FE2/FE3 is the suspension code as shown on the RPO code sticker on the left side of the floor...
Forum: Vue General 03-25-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By ruley73
Re: Radio issues

Which radio does it have - Single CD w/pocket, CD/Tape combo, or MP3 radio (no pocket, teal dot-matrix display)? Also, do you have the AAS option (has factory-installed amp with subwoofer in the...
Forum: Ion Tech 03-20-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By ruley73
Re: Key stuck in ignition and shifter stuck in park also wont crank

It sounds like you may have an electrical problem (dead battery and/or bad alternator Connect some jumper cables to your car from another car. Then, try to remove the key.
Forum: Ion General 03-05-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,209
Posted By ruley73
Re: Throttle position sensor location

That code is for the accelerator pedal position sensor. You won't need to touch the throttle body. :)
Forum: Ion Tech 02-24-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By ruley73
Re: Front Drive Shaft Nut Size for Socket

A replacement nut from Dorman is 30mm. The OEM nut should be the same.
Forum: Ion General 02-18-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By ruley73
Re: What is UP with the gas cap on this car? (2006 Ion)

No.



Pull the ECM fuse in the underhood fuse block or use a scan tool as previously suggested.

Your description of how your cap is tightening, clicking, then tightening again makes me think...
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