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Forum: Ion General 02-12-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,018
Posted By mirageman
Re: 2003 saturn ion blower control switch (not resistor) repair

Original problem was the blower only worked on low (1) setting...familiar problem with a not so familiar fix. Most people seem to assume it is the resistor board that goes bad, and quite often that...
Forum: Ion General 02-02-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,950
Posted By mirageman
Re: 2004 ion cranks but no start

Interesting. Check the throttle body for a poor unlucky stuck dead fat mouse. If all clear, I'd guess it is a plugged cat! (mouse or cat!) try to pull the O2 sensor before the cat, that should be...
Forum: Ion General 02-02-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,018
Posted By mirageman
Re: 2003 saturn ion blower control switch (not resistor) repair

SUCCESS!!! Spent over an hour trying to locate that procedure with pictures, got fed up and tackled it ourselves. You CAN remove just the switch itself from that HVAC control head (or whatever it's...
Forum: Ion General 02-01-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,018
Posted By mirageman
2003 saturn ion blower control switch (not resistor) repair

Hello all. For the life of me I cannot find a thread, perhaps it was not on this site, that showed a step by step approach to fixing the blower speed control switch. 2003 Saturn Ion 2 year never...
Forum: Ion Tech 04-10-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,970
Posted By mirageman
Re: 2003 Ion, Serpentine belt

Did this about a month ago on a 2003. No breaker bar available and as Chiko says, a ratchet will not fit. I think I remember seeing that even if I took off the passenger wheel and splash shield, the...
Forum: Ion Tech 04-07-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,030
Posted By mirageman
Re: rear axle bushing/insulator 2003 ion 3 no/ABS

forgot, can't post links as I'm a noob to this site. You can find pdfs and lots of measurements necessary for this job if you search this forum for " trim height for saturn ion rear axle bushing "...
Forum: Ion Tech 04-07-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,030
Posted By mirageman
Re: rear axle bushing/insulator 2003 ion 3 no/ABS

axle bushings are in. Did it without the special tool and without the 12mm rods used for alignment. Also did a shortcut of NOT removing the bracket that attaches to the frame of the car on the...
Forum: Ion Tech 04-06-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 955
Posted By mirageman
Re: trim height for saturn ion rear axle bushing

Thank you so much....so "z d j k" are not vin codes but rather labels for specific height measurements as shown in your pictures. I appreciate your time.
Forum: Ion Tech 04-05-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 955
Posted By mirageman
Re: trim height for saturn ion rear axle bushing

Thank you so much, but i am a bit unsure. Zdjk I'm assuming to be vin codes. The vehicle has the z, with 14 inch wheels, what's with the negative amount? Where exactly would I measure? Front of top...
Forum: Ion Tech 04-05-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 955
Posted By mirageman
trim height for saturn ion rear axle bushing

Hello all. I'm in the process of replacing the rear axle bushings on a 2003 Saturn ion and apparently there is a certain "trim height" that the rear axle must be at before tightening the through...
Forum: Ion Tech 03-29-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,030
Posted By mirageman
Re: rear axle bushing/insulator 2003 ion 3 no/ABS

I came across this link while looking into how to change it out myself, looks more involved than probably necessary. I will be tackling this myself pretty soon on an 03 ion with 401k miles, will let...
Forum: Ion General 01-08-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,175
Posted By mirageman
Re: 2003 ion coolant in oil and intake

Thanks for the replies guys. Update: All intake tubes were cleaned out, pcv tube was cleaned out, spark plugs changed and new air filter installed that night. The next day after driving about 45...
Forum: Ion General 11-27-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 16,324
Posted By mirageman
Re: 2003 Saturn Ion Service vehicle light

old posts and old answers still help those looking for answers to new problems. after all, the car IS a 2003 and we are now in 2011. case point, I just found my answer by reading this exact thread!...
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