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Forum: Ion Tech 09-18-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By awfulbeans
Re: 2004 ION 5 Speed Automatic

It's a solid transmission, sourced from Aisin-Warner. There's a TSB to get the transmission computer reprogrammed to reduce shift flare; a Chevy dealer can tell you if it's been done if you give them...
Forum: Ion General 09-18-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By awfulbeans
Re: 2006 Saturn Ion - blinkers do not make clicking sound

Do you still get the seat belt chime, or headlight warning chime, or key-in reminder chime? Basically, any noises?

All of the sounds are produced by a small piezo speaker on the back of the...
Forum: Ion Tech 06-01-2018, 12:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By awfulbeans
Re: o2 nonfouler trick possibility?

My last Ion had a dead cat from about 90k until it got totaled at 200k+.

This 90 degree one (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00J9PQDQM/) works great so long as you're in Mexico. ;)
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Forum: Ion General 05-25-2018, 04:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By awfulbeans
Re: Wrekt

So to follow up on this...

The car wound up having the apron shifted over pretty far - a lot more than the insurance adjuster thought. The LF suspension was also tweaked pretty badly. Also,...
Forum: Ion General 05-25-2018, 03:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By awfulbeans
Re: Head and block compatibility

Unfortunately, the engines are significantly different between 06 and 07. The engine designation is still L61, but they're different enough that not a whole lot swaps between them aside from maybe...
Forum: Ion Tech 05-25-2018, 03:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By awfulbeans
Re: Saturn Ion p0606

Personally, I'd try a junkyard throttle body if you have a self service junkyard around, also check the underhood fuse box for any blown fuses (especially the emissions fuse - that has a lot more...
Forum: Ion General 05-25-2018, 02:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By awfulbeans
Re: Differences between levels 2 and 3

My 2 is optioned with the keyless entry + alarm (though the alarm does behave differently than it did on the 3 - no warning "chirps" before it goes nuts), power windows, power mirrors, sunroof (!!...
Forum: Ion General 05-22-2018, 02:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By awfulbeans
Differences between levels 2 and 3

I don't expect any one person to know all the differences, but I'm trying to figure out what's different between the level 2 and 3, overall.

I used to own a 2006 level 3 QC. It got totaled by a...
Forum: Ion General 05-22-2018, 02:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By awfulbeans
Re: 2003 Saturn ION turn signal does not make "clicking" sound when working...

It's the largest thing on the back of the cluster. Black cylinder with a hole in the end of it.

You can't swap clusters unless you swap the EPROM chip between them (requires soldering - the chip...
Forum: Ion General 05-22-2018, 02:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By awfulbeans
Re: What color is this called and how rare is it?

For what it's worth, I've seen only one in this color, and it was a coupe.

I live in a major metro area (DFW), and spend 6-10 hours a day behind the wheel 5 days a week.
Forum: Ion Tech 05-22-2018, 02:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 761
Posted By awfulbeans
Re: Loose clutch pedal? Pushrod falling out? READ THIS BEFORE YOU REPLACE THE PEDAL

The first time this happened, I wound up replacing the pedal assembly. Pulling it from the junkyard car wasn't that bad, as someone had already pulled the column before I got there. Installing it......
Forum: Ion Tech 05-11-2018, 03:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 966
Posted By awfulbeans
Re: 2006 Saturn Ion 2.2L flashing check engine light

FWIW, my parts car (also an 06) does this if it's been sitting awhile. It has a lot more miles (over 200k), but in the case of my parts car, it's because oil is leaking past the valve guides...
Forum: Ion Tech 04-23-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 761
Posted By awfulbeans
Wrench Loose clutch pedal? Pushrod falling out? READ THIS BEFORE YOU REPLACE THE PEDAL

So as a lot of us know, the clutch pedal is made of plastic. The clutch master cylinder pushrod eventually wears through the "cup" in the pedal, giving you a pedal that feels loose as hell until...
Forum: Ion Tech 04-16-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 573
Posted By awfulbeans
Re: New to me 06 Ion, has some electrical issues

Oh cool, thanks for the RPO codes.

So I've fixed the bulk of the issues. The sunroof? The switch was unplugged. :xeye: Plugged it in... sunroof was jammed. Banged on it a bit and it freed up and...
Forum: Ion Tech 04-11-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 573
Posted By awfulbeans
New to me 06 Ion, has some electrical issues

Picked up an 06 Ion 2 QC, 5 speed manual. Expected some issues based on the price, but it's pretty low mileage, and the body + interior are in good shape. Also showed regular oil changes (originally...
Forum: Ion General 04-05-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By awfulbeans
Re: Wrekt

I have whiplash, but since it was a hit and run, and a commercial vehicle at that, I already hired a lawyer. I had a dashcam running that caught the whole thing. My claims adjuster asked me how...
Forum: Ion General 04-05-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By awfulbeans
Re: Wrekt

https://i.imgur.com/9QaQULal.jpg
Forum: Ion General 04-05-2018, 02:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By awfulbeans
Wrekt

Sadly, my 06 QC was smacked by a garbage truck in a hit and run today.

I had a dashcam, which caught everything. I've lawyered up for the lost wages and injury part (I do delivery for a living, so...
Forum: Ion General 04-05-2018, 02:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By awfulbeans
Re: Broke 200k today!

Sadly, the car met its demise today. Trash truck pulled out and hit me, and took off.

I have full coverage. I tried to file a claim with the company that hit me, and they're already calling me...
Forum: Ion General 03-27-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,988
Posted By awfulbeans
Re: How long did your battery last in your ION??

Funny to see this thread bumped, even funnier to see my post right there at the end.

The original battery crapped in 9/15, so a hair over 10 years. The Napa Legend I replaced it with is still...
Forum: Ion General 03-22-2018, 04:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By awfulbeans
Re: Broke 200k today!

It's dead simple man. My dumbass mixed up primary and secondary (..... don't ask, I'll just say there was a lot of weed and alcohol involved) once. The primary popped right out with a tap of a hammer...
Forum: Ion General 03-20-2018, 04:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By awfulbeans
Re: Broke 200k today!

Yup, $28 at Blackstone. It's money well spent a couple of times a year, or for a few oil changes after major engine work.

It threw me a curveball overnight. It decided it really, really liked...
Forum: Ion General 03-12-2018, 01:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By awfulbeans
Re: Broke 200k today!

Original wheel bearings on mine. I don't think there's any sludge, though I didn't have any maintenance records from the PO (I do know I'm the second owner, though). Never had the valve cover off,...
Forum: Ion General 03-11-2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By awfulbeans
Checkered Flag Broke 200k today!

And here's the proof.

https://i.imgur.com/z0sKZPzl.jpg

2006 level 3 quad coupe, manual transmission. Bought it with 60k 5 years ago.

Outside of routine maintenance, this is what I've had to...
Forum: Ion General 03-11-2018, 01:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By awfulbeans
Re: 03 ion Clutch Pedal issue

I know the OP is long gone, but this is a common issue. The "cup" in the pedal is plastic. When it wears out, or the clip that holds the pushrod breaks, the master cylinder pushrod pops out and gets...
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