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Forum: Ion General 09-20-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,051
Posted By ryan_ion
Re: Hi everyone! New to Ions, not new to Saturn

Mine was exhibiting similar behavior around 2015-- the dealership was able to do a "relearn" on my existing sensor, which solved the issue. I think they charged me about $75 to do it. (but I will...
Forum: Ion General 08-28-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By ryan_ion
Goodbye....and thanks!

On Friday, I was involved in a pretty major accident... A pickup truck ran a stop sign at an intersection while I was traveling through at 55mph. I had to be extracted by the fire department. Six...
Forum: Ion General 08-19-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By ryan_ion
Re: rotational squeak

This is probably not a good fix-

I sprayed some white lithium lubricant (rubber\plastic safe) on the back side of the spindle where the CV axle goes in, and the squeak has gone away. I also...
Forum: Ion General 08-09-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By ryan_ion
Re: Electrical woes

Excellent- also worth noting GM did an "extended warranty" program for the BTSI (shift interlock system).. GM dealership should be able to replace it at no charge if you are still having that issue.
Forum: Ion General 08-08-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By ryan_ion
rotational squeak

At between 15-25mph coming from the passenger side of the car, I have a squeaking noise that changes with speed. It is not a grind\groan (wheel bearing), and if I turn the steering wheel to the right...
Forum: Ion General 07-30-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By ryan_ion
Re: rear window stuck up

Thanks Bern, always appreciate your guidance.

I took out the inside door panel, and loosened the bolts and tried the button. Still stuck.

Took off the exterior door panel (had to buy a torx bit...
Forum: Ion Tech 07-18-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By ryan_ion
Re: Key stuck

If you have not done the recalls yet, that is step one.
Forum: Ion General 07-15-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,120
Posted By ryan_ion
Re: Best way to replace the blend door actuator? 2004 Ion 3

Sounds like the recirculation door actuator, not the blend- although they are commonly confused. I did mine following the trick from bern, it is an annoying job, but not a hard one.

See this...
Forum: Ion General 07-15-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,891
Posted By ryan_ion
Re: Rear Control Arm Bushing Replacement Cost

The bushing is a cheap part, but labor intensive to replace. If paying a shop it might be worth seeing what the price difference is to just have a new control arm installed; for about the same price...
Forum: Ion General 07-15-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By ryan_ion
rear window stuck up

My drivers side rear window is stuck in the up position. When I press the switch for the power window, I can hear a click and I can feel that the window vibrates some, but it does not actually go...
Forum: Ion Tech 07-12-2017, 01:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 23,122
Posted By ryan_ion
Re: Key stuck at ACC, replaced BTSI (Pics & Videos)

In case others stumble on this- GM did offer a special coverage for the BTSI.. I had mine replaced by the dealer free of charge a while ago.
Forum: Ion General 07-12-2017, 01:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 695
Posted By ryan_ion
Re: Biggest mistake I've made

If it is any consolation- the regular corolla 1.8 engine had that same defect, especially 1998-2002, and some in 2009.

The good news is- it does not seem to affect reliability much, other than...
Forum: Ion General 06-27-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 585
Posted By ryan_ion
Re: Potentially buying an 07 Ion

Plan on spending $$ on wheel bearings, lower control arm bushing, and end links. Engine, transmission, etc are really solid. Not hard to fix if you have basic tools.

It goes without saying- make...
Forum: Ion General 05-30-2017, 11:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 976
Posted By ryan_ion
Re: Smell fuel and p0496 code

This thread has some information about how to test the solenoid, might be worth doing, the symptoms sound similar to yours.
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Forum: General Saturn Discussion 04-20-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,034
Posted By ryan_ion
saturn water bottle

A few weeks ago, I saw someone with a saturn water bottle! Ever since, I have wanted one for my bike but have not been able to find one online. Anyone know where I can find one?
Forum: Ion General 04-02-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 857
Posted By ryan_ion
Extra wire under passenger seat

I cannot figure out what this wire or, or what it is supposed to connect to. It comes out of the center console. Any ideas?

https://1drv.ms/i/s!AqmaWf8xFTabgbVyJ_YMlZrVh5Kx1A
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Forum: Ion Tech 02-04-2017, 12:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,174
Posted By ryan_ion
Re: Best Bullet Proof Steering Shaft ???

I had mine done at the dealer, expensive at $250 IIRC, but it has a lifetime warranty on parts and labor.
Forum: Ion General 01-08-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,051
Posted By ryan_ion
Re: Hi everyone! New to Ions, not new to Saturn

Welcome to the club! Just watch the usual, get any open recalls done and I think you will love your ION as many of us do...

Some things to watch for:
- Sway bar bushings & end links
- Lower...
Forum: Ion General 12-21-2016, 01:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,604
Posted By ryan_ion
Re: Limp mode - need help

Are you positive that P0428 is the error code? On a quick glance I could not find anything on the cobalt, HHR, or ION message boards. If you live near an autozone, it might be worth having the code...
Forum: Ion General 11-29-2016, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,507
Posted By ryan_ion
Re: Replace Evaporative Emissions Evap Purge Control Valve

This commonly has to do with corrosion of the wiring near the fuel tank going into the canister, I would inspect that first. On mine I was able to just get the connector from the dealer, they...
Forum: Ion General 10-24-2016, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,075
Posted By ryan_ion
Re: Replacement battery

In the midwest, I have noticed that Fleet Farm sells these batteries for around $90- I personally would rather do that than buy a GM battery on Amazon. I suspect other stores might have them in...
Forum: Ion General 10-24-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By ryan_ion
Re: Grounding\electrical issues?

This might seem really odd- but I pulled the connector off the alternator and pushed it back on, and the issue has almost completely gone away now to where it does not bother me.
Forum: Ion General 10-24-2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By ryan_ion
Re: P0606, P1680, P0496, engine takes a while to heat up too

It is pretty common on these for the wiring to the evap canister to get corroded\fall apart. I would check that first under the car, maybe it is causing a short which is triggering ECM errors?
Forum: Ion General 09-25-2016, 01:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By ryan_ion
Re: Grounding\electrical issues?

Thanks for the advice, I checked from the cigarette lighter with a multimeter on the Vac 200 setting, and it registered zero as I brought the engine to 2.5k rpm. Does that mean the alternator is...
Forum: Ion Tech 09-24-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,277
Posted By ryan_ion
Re: 2007 Ion 2.4 Engine Replacement coming up

Others have said they were able to clean the overflow tank and sensor with soap\water rather than replacing it which resolved the issue with the coolant sensor. Might be worth a try.
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