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Forum: Ion Tech 08-17-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: Ion Key Won't Come Out

The BTSI switch needs to be replaced. Do a search and you should find a thread on here about it.
Forum: Sky Tech 07-04-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 671
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: A/C fan not working.

My Ion has an ECM problem triggering the fan as well. The ECM should pull one pin to ground to trigger the fan relay (which it doesn’t). Jumping it to ground turns on the fan.

Rather than...
Forum: Ion General 06-04-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: 03 ion sway bar bushing size ??

It depends on the suspension, so there is not one size that fits all. The easy way is to measure the diameter of the sway bar.

I seem to remember discussions about this many years ago. A search...
Forum: Ion General 04-25-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: 2003 Saturn ION turn signal does not make "clicking" sound when working...

The 03 does not use the head unit for the clicks. I seem to remember that there is a small transducer on the back of the instrument panel for the clicks, dings, and whatever other sounds it makes.
Forum: Ion Tech 03-18-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 524
Posted By kg6mvb
Radiator Cooling Fan Problem

The radiator fan in my 2003 Ion with 180K doesn't come on, even with the A/C running. It is warm enough here for AC, and the compressor does kick in. I checked the cooling fan fuse which is fine...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-30-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By kg6mvb
A/C Hose replacement

While changing the cooling fan on the 2002 SL2 I had an “Oops” moment and damaged the suction side A/C hose (tool slipped). The damage is minimal but enough that it is leaking. The A/C was working...
Forum: Ion General 12-25-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: Oooops Ive done it again...

The OEM linkage is plastic and breaks easily. I replaced mine with a metal one from Autozone. I think it was Dorman brand. That was about seven years ago and it hasn’t broken again.
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-07-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: A/C problems

I rented a set of gauges and vacuum pump from Autozone. I had to call several stores to find one with both of them.

I had to buy the can tap (cheap). The sl2 takes 1.5 lbs of R134A so pick up...
Forum: S-Series General 08-06-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: Review of DEA motor mount...

I put a solid DEA mount in. It lasted about a month. Vibration was horrible. I gave in and bought the GM mount and now it's smooth.
Forum: Ion Tech 03-25-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: 2003 Ion 2 door pawl

I was about to post about the old thread, but Ruley73 beat me to it. The part I bought on Amazon was an exact fit, and still works. I open that door several times a day with the key.

I replaced...
Forum: Ion General 04-25-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: 2003 Ion 2 Radio Replacement

One of the wires in the harness is switched with the headlights. This is to allow a day/night mode on the display. You must have used that line for power instead of the normal one.
Forum: S-Series General 02-08-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,035
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: Some info for Cali owners and emissions testing

A car can legitimately pass, then fail two years later. Parts wear over time and mileage. I can put a lot of miles on in a two year span.

Once again, I'm glad I escaped CA.
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 02-06-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 781
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: Have You Had No Automatic Transmission Problems?

2003 Ion 1 sedan. This is the Aisin five speed automatic. Owned this one since new. Fluid changes every 50k. I'm at 150k now (time for a change). I drive this one easy.

I had the shift flare...
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 02-06-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 781
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: Have You Had No Automatic Transmission Problems?

2002 SL2. The car was purchased used with 48k on the clock. Trans fluid changed every 30k since then (no idea about how it was treated before it was in the family). Car is at 150k now, and so far no...
Forum: Ion Tech 01-17-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: GM Replacement Ignition Switch Problems

If the emergency release lets the key come out, the problem is the BTSI. It is a switch in the gear shift that tells the car you are in park. If the switch is bad, the car thinks you are in gear and...
Forum: S-Series General 12-07-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,317
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: Death Bell has been rung

Way back in the early 1980's, I worked as a TV repair technician. The owner of the shop would mark up the really cheap parts insanely (ten dollars for a fifty cent part). One day I asked why he...
Forum: Ion Tech 10-23-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 814
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: Blinkng service engine light and slight stalling

Flashing CEL indicates an active misfire.

You do not want to drive like this for long. You are dumping unburned fuel into the catalytic converter, which will destroy it. If the problem is NOT...
Forum: Ion General 10-19-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: 2004 Ion 2 QC Idle Issue

All IONs aer not the same in this area. The 03-04 have a traditional cable operated butterfly throttle. The 05 and up are drive by wire. The OP has an 04. I would start by cleaning the TB. Next would...
Forum: Ion General 10-11-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,864
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: Heater control not working

Try posting in the s series forum. This thread was about an Ion problem.

The trim should Just pull off. It is held on with snap type fasters. Remove the radio. That should give should be able to...
Forum: Ion General 10-11-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: 2004 Ion 2 QC Idle Issue

That sounds like the throttle position sensor (TPS).
Forum: S-Series Tech 10-10-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,449
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: 2001 Saturn SL1 Bad Trans?

Start here:

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=113766

Do a search on reverse slam. You will find many more threads on this subject.
Forum: S-Series Mods 10-08-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: Place to add switches?

Why would any ham want to put a radio rack in the car. All hams know that the passenger seat is where you put the tower. Remove the passenger seat, and modify the mounting brackets to mount your...
Forum: Ion General 10-06-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By kg6mvb
Forum: S-Series General 09-27-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,212
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: What brand and type of fuel do you like?

A few years ago, a regional refinery put diesel into one of their gas tanks at the distribution center. As I remember, it affected our local Shell, Conoco, Phillips 66, Costco and a few independent...
Forum: S-Series General 09-04-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,368
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: S-Series Photo Contest- May- BEST AVATAR PICTURES!

Mine is from a "different kind of Saturn"

Saturn V rocket engine.
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