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Forum: Ion General 10-31-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By Dutchman1954
Re: Good Bye

At the very bitter end it started using oil, maybe the last couple of weeks before the complete failure. Pretty much a strong runner almost up to the bitter end. Just one morning after filling up it...
Forum: Ion General 10-27-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By Dutchman1954
Re: Good Bye

We were hoping that it would have kept going until I retired in about three years, but apparently it just wasn't going to be. It's a bit weird having a different car in my parking spot. At least...
Forum: Ion General 10-22-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By Dutchman1954
Re: Good Bye

Quite well actually, have done one trip to LA and back to San Diego with it, no struggling at all. It does 70 at under 2k on the tach. Plenty of pep when you step on it. Doesn't go past 5k when you...
Forum: Ion General 10-22-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By Dutchman1954
Good Bye

Well, after twelve years and two months, 194,000 miles my Ion has gone to Saturn heaven. Sudden loss of power, the local shop couldn't figure out what was going on. Had it towed to the Chevy dealer...
Forum: Ion Tech 07-23-2017, 12:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By Dutchman1954
Parking Brake Control Handle 2005 Ion

A little while back the ratchet on my parking brake control stripped out. When I started looking for replacements , to my dismay I discovered that GM had already stopped supplying them. I really...
Forum: Ion General 08-19-2016, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By Dutchman1954
Re: Cabin Filter

It's a Fram CF10361, most of the other filter manufacturers offer them as well
Forum: Ion Tech 04-28-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By Dutchman1954
Re: Parking Brake Control Replacement

I found the eBay listing. I had previously been on this sellers website, where they claim the part is no longer available for sale. What I find somewhat disturbing is that by Federal law GM is...
Forum: Ion Tech 04-27-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By Dutchman1954
Parking Brake Control Replacement

My parking brake control has failed. It appears that the ratchet assembly is stripped. I've been looking for the replacement for it, but I keep coming up with the dreaded "this part is no longer...
Forum: Ion General 04-15-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,877
Posted By Dutchman1954
Re: How long did your battery last in your ION??

It died shortly after I posted this last year.
Forum: Ion General 01-05-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,184
Posted By Dutchman1954
Re: I'm thinking this killed the saturn brand

I have a 2005 Ion 1 with 153,000 miles on it. On a recent turn to Los Angeles from San Diego I averaged 37mpg with the four speed auto. Around town I get about 25 to 28 mpg.
Yes Saturn was an...
Forum: Ion General 11-18-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By Dutchman1954
Re: wipers not working at all

Which leaves the wiring, or the switch on the steering column. Need a VOM to trace out the line from the fuse to the switch and from the switch to the motor.
Forum: Ion General 11-03-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 26,308
Posted By Dutchman1954
Re: Have You Experienced the Ignition Switch Issue?

New switch fixed my Passlock issue, occasionally I have to manually release the key, but as I recall that is largely a transmission interlock switch issue. I am so used to it now it doesn't really...
Forum: Ion Tech 05-24-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By Dutchman1954
Re: 2007 Ion No-Start P0341

I'm not sure if it's set up the same as the 2005's, but the low fuel display should have appeared at approx an eighth tank
That's something that you have to watch, as it appears to be a common...
Forum: Ion General 05-12-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,954
Posted By Dutchman1954
Re: GM being investigated for a steering recall for the cobalt that wasn't for the io

The program hasn't aired yet, it's scheduled for the 18th of May on CNBC. This is just the promo that they are showing now.
Forum: Ion General 05-11-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,954
Posted By Dutchman1954
Re: GM being investigated for a steering recall for the cobalt that wasn't for the io

Now we have a PR dept's nightmare really getting bad
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uquQWZ3Nsb0
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 05-06-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By Dutchman1954
Re: ION mileage questions

With a late model Ion with a manual box you should get about the same freeway mileage. With the four speed Asian auto freeway mpg is in the mid to upper 30's.
Forum: Aura General 05-06-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,821
Posted By Dutchman1954
Transmission Cable recall

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/06/us-gm-recall-aura-idUSBREA450JB20140506
Forum: Ion General 05-05-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 14,064
Posted By Dutchman1954
Re: They finally recalled the key cylinder switch!

The first recall notice involved the actual ignition switch, one of our favorite parts. Often referred to the cause of "Ion Itus" i.e. turn key, passlock light, no start for twenty minutes. According...
Forum: Ion General 04-22-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 738
Posted By Dutchman1954
Re: Ticking noise when first started?

Yes, find out what grade oil they used. A lot of places use 10w40, especially if they are running a oil change special.
Forum: Ion General 04-04-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By Dutchman1954
Re: Trunk noise, not the purge valve

I don't know if it's still out there or not, but places like J.C. Whitney used to sell universal weather strip kits. It was in a roll and you just measured and cut to fit.
Forum: Ion General 04-01-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,731
Posted By Dutchman1954
Re: Power steering actually recalled, not just extended warranty

Watching the Congressional hearing with the current GM CEO. She's holding her own. It's becoming very apparent that they needed to be grilling the people originally responsible, not the one stuck...
Forum: Ion Tech 03-31-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 767
Posted By Dutchman1954
Re: Radio with aux

2004 and 2005 Ions used the same radios, and as I recall one of the options was a unit with a mp3 jack. They were bigger than the standard unit, you'll lose the little shelf under the current radio.
Forum: Ion General 03-26-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 26,308
Posted By Dutchman1954
Re: Have You Experienced the Ignition Switch Issue?

I had it happen to me once (other than the Passlock issue), and fortunately it was at a stop light. I was able to restart it after a few stressed minutes.
Forum: Ion General 03-24-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 648
Posted By Dutchman1954
Re: Edmund's names the Ion one of the 10 Worst Cars Ever?

Yeah it reads like someone definitely had an agenda. We all know that there were higher ups at GM that were against the formation of Saturn from the beginning. The corporate mentality of that era is...
Forum: Ion General 03-15-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 800
Posted By Dutchman1954
Re: 2003 Ion 1 Sway Bar Bushing

Read this thread http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=146483
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