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Forum: Ion General 02-19-2019, 04:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 693
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Re: I.D. two components? 2006 L4

I know I'm replying to an old post, but the blue connector is for the optional mirror with outside temp display (specifically the outside temp sensor). It's standard on the level 3, optional on the...
Forum: Ion General 02-19-2019, 04:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By awfulbeans
Re: 16" Steel Rim Wheel 2005 ION

Check tirerack.com and tires.com. Tires.com is owned by Discount Tire, if they're in your area.

If nothing else, you can probably get the specs on the wheel from Tire Rack; a little bit of...
Forum: Ion General 02-19-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
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Re: Another question: coolant reminder turns on and off

Replace the reservoir. They're $70 on Amazon with the sensor (https://www.amazon.com/ACDelco-10368831-Original-Equipment-Radiator/dp/B000K040LA/), and it takes 10 minutes to swap.

The Dorman...
Forum: Ion General 02-19-2019, 04:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By awfulbeans
Re: 2004 Ion strut torque values for cap

FWIW, I bought the same assemblies.

The originals that I pulled out had the cap solidly against the strut assembly, so I just went with enough "gutentite" to snug it down against the metal. I had...
Forum: Ion General 02-19-2019, 04:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By awfulbeans
Re: What to expect from a high mileage ION?

Timing chain tensioner issues, and probably some cold-start blue smoke from the exhaust. Beyond that the L61 and F23 combo are pretty solid.

280k is really pushing it though. Remember a clutch...
Forum: Ion Tech 01-24-2019, 03:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 592
Posted By awfulbeans
Occasional miss when cold

2006 QC, 5 speed, 2.2, 165k.

On cold starts, I occasionally get a solid miss. Today is the first time it didn't throw a flashing CEL at me over it (for that matter, it didn't even log a misfire...
Forum: Ion Tech 09-19-2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 770
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 09-19-2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,399
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, 01:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
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, 05:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 990
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, 04:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
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, 04:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
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, 03:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 643
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, 03:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 643
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, 03:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,184
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, 03:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 954
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, 03:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,193
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, 04:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,135
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, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,193
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, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 876
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, 11:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 876
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, 11:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 990
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, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 990
Posted By awfulbeans
Re: Wrekt

https://i.imgur.com/9QaQULal.jpg
Forum: Ion General 04-05-2018, 03:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 990
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, 03:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,094
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...
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