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Forum: Ion General 05-27-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,106
Posted By sladezero
Idea Re: 2007 Ion 2 driver's door window regulator

Mike,

Here you go...link for costs.
http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/search/?Ntt=Window%20Regulator

Here is a video on how to replace the regulator on the Ion....
Forum: Ion Tech 05-22-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,850
Posted By sladezero
Idea Re: '06 Ion Sedan Lower Control Arm Bolt Spinning

Mike,

My bolt was not necessarily stuck when I was replacing the control arms for my Ion, I did have to adjust to keep the bolt from bending/snapping. Since the inner part was worn to heck I had...
Forum: Ion Tech 05-22-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,278
Posted By sladezero
Idea Re: Ion- 2 issues (1-suspension/1-steering)

Hey there,

I was doing some more looking and it maybe a pulley of sorts that is bad.
I am going to have a look at the tensioner or water pump since it may be causing the high pitch grind/squeal...
Forum: Ion Tech 05-22-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,131
Posted By sladezero
Re: Anyone replace radiator fan assembly?

Jay,

I know this is a year old post...but it sounds like you never had to flush the system, is that correct? My manual says to flush the system (keeping the fluid if needed) but that seems like a...
Forum: Ion Tech 05-22-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,278
Posted By sladezero
Question Re: Ion- 2 issues (1-suspension/1-steering)

Ok,

I did some other things which were overdue. I replaced both control arms, the sway bar bushings, and the rear shocks. I have to say the thing drives like a new car regarding the ride. The only...
Forum: Ion Tech 05-16-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,278
Posted By sladezero
Question Re: Ion- 2 issues (1-suspension/1-steering)

Hey Kaviation,

I have about 87K on it. I know that's not a lot but it's about 9.5 yrs old and bought it brand new. I have replaced one strut so far which went bad, and that was the front driver's...
Forum: Ion Tech 05-16-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,278
Posted By sladezero
Question Ion- 2 issues (1-suspension/1-steering)

Hey All,

I have a 2004 Saturn Ion-2, 2.2L. I have replaced the sway bar end links, outer tie rods, wheel hub assemblies on both sides of the front.

Issue #1:
Now, I have a popping/clunking...
Forum: Ion Tech 11-20-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By sladezero
Thumbs Up Re: fan does not work

Hey RJ,

I know the cost of the fan is not pretty but, it is not as bad as you might think.
I picked up a replacement fan (new) on Amazon for $80 free shipping.
When i get done with all of my...
Forum: Ion Tech 11-19-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,881
Posted By sladezero
Re: Where to find knuckle to strut bolts & nuts?

Everyone,

I got it off. I sprayed a highly generous portion of PB Blaster around the nut and let it sit for 5 minutes. I drained it and dried around the area. Afterwords, I used the Torx bit I...
Forum: Ion Tech 11-18-2010, 09:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,881
Posted By sladezero
Attention Re: Where to find knuckle to strut bolts & nuts?

All,

Well, I do not think I can get that nut off. The nut is 13/16" and the inside bolt shaft requires a T-45 size Torx bit to fit inside. I bought a hollow socket that allows a 1.5" wrench to...
Forum: Ion Tech 11-18-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,881
Posted By sladezero
Attention Re: Where to find knuckle to strut bolts & nuts?

Everyone,

I am about ready to throw in the towel. I cannot get the nut (the strut shaft nut) off of the top. I have tried various things. Anyone else who did this, how did you get this nut off? ...
Forum: Ion Tech 11-13-2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,881
Posted By sladezero
Thumbs Up Re: Where to find knuckle to strut bolts & nuts?

Sean.B,

First, you get the nuts off the bolts. Once you do that, you then leave them slightly on (2 or 3 full turns). Put a socket over the nut, and strike the socket with a hammer. The strikes...
Forum: Ion Tech 11-13-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,881
Posted By sladezero
Re: Where to find knuckle to strut bolts & nuts?

Everyone,

Ok, I got the bolts off the driver's side and have the strut off of the car.
I used the tips from here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGyBPO-BwU4 and it worked just fine.
However, I am...
Forum: Ion Tech 11-13-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,881
Posted By sladezero
Dizzy Re: Where to find knuckle to strut bolts & nuts?

Everyone,

Ok, I got the 4 new bolts and 4 new nuts for the knuckle to attach to the strut.
However, I still cannot get the bolt out of the knuckle. The bolt is unconventional with a half-circle...
Forum: Ion Tech 11-01-2010, 11:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,881
Posted By sladezero
Roll Eyes Re: Where to find knuckle to strut bolts & nuts?

Everyone,

The bolts for this are 10.9 grade. However, I always lean towards sticking with OEM when there is nothing else available. I ordered some from the local Chevy dealer so it will be a few...
Forum: Ion Tech 10-30-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,881
Posted By sladezero
Sad Re: Where to find knuckle to strut bolts & nuts?

Everyone,

Looks like I will have to wait 2-3 business days so the local dealership can get them in. Just curious, does anyone know if the bolts come with any anti-seize from the factory? It seems...
Forum: Ion Tech 10-30-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,881
Posted By sladezero
Attention Where to find knuckle to strut bolts & nuts?

Hello Everyone,

I am in the process or replacing my struts. However, the bolt that connects the knuckle to the strut are seized onto the current strut. I have the nuts on both bolts off but the...
Forum: Ion General 10-23-2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By sladezero
Thumbs Up Re: Tire ideas?

Hey There,

I use the General Ultimax HPs and they are soft, provide a good ride, and are quiet. The only thing you have to keep in mind is (others might have mentioned) they have a little bit...
Forum: Ion Tech 10-19-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,019
Posted By sladezero
Question Re: Strut mount question

Hey There,

How did you know it was the strut or strut mount? The reason I ask is I have a clunking noise in the front but it usually only happens when I start and stop.
I replaced the links Feb...
Forum: Ion Tech 03-30-2009, 10:29 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,585
Posted By sladezero
Thumbs Up Re: 04 ion noisy front suspension

Hey Everyone,

Well, I finally got it done. Between the rain and all it took me about a week.
Unfortunately, the rain kicked up every time I tried to work during the week.
I got the end links...
Forum: Ion General 03-25-2009, 11:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,605
Posted By sladezero
Happy Re: Lots of IONs around.

Hey There,

I see a solution to this problem. We should all adjust our diet to eating only
Ramen noodles which will stunt our growth and make the car more bearable.
Just kidding :D
I really...
Forum: Ion Tech 03-25-2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,585
Posted By sladezero
Re: 04 ion noisy front suspension

Hey There,

I would agree. The only unfortunate thing is the rear, thin nut does not fit
either of my 16mm or 17mm open ended wrenches. When I mean rear thin nut I mean the one
behind the top...
Forum: Ion Tech 03-25-2009, 07:22 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,585
Posted By sladezero
Dizzy Re: 04 ion noisy front suspension

Hey Everyone,

I have the notorious clunk sound on my front end as well.
I took off the tires and checked. So far, I think the front sway bushings are
fine. However, the end link joints are...
Forum: Ion Mods 11-17-2008, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,832
Posted By sladezero
Post Re: Ion speakers vs. Alpine...OEM with more bass?

Thanks everyone,

It took a little more time but, I switched the front OEM speakers to the rear.
I then moved the Alpines to the front. I would have to agree with OnDaGround about the stock...
Forum: Ion Mods 11-17-2008, 01:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,832
Posted By sladezero
Post Re: Ion speakers vs. Alpine...OEM with more bass?

Hey there,

Wow! I really did not realize they were that far up on the scale for bass compared to after-market. I do admit the OEMs do thump well with the after market head unit. I am hoping that...
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