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Forum: Ion Tech 07-09-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,763
Posted By DukeCitySC2
Re: Engine/trans removal out the top?

It's real simple; I have all kinds of hoisting equipment, but no practical/safe way to raise the car two feet in the air to drop out the subframe/cradle. I don't have the car here at the moment, so...
Forum: Ion Tech 07-09-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,763
Posted By DukeCitySC2
Forum: Ion Tech 07-09-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,763
Posted By DukeCitySC2
Re: Engine/trans removal out the top?

No, I wanted to pull them both out of the car together, put them on the floor, then separate. It appears that might be possible?
Forum: Ion Tech 07-09-2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,763
Posted By DukeCitySC2
Engine/trans removal out the top?

Did a search, no luck. Can you pull the engine and trans together out the top? For various reasons, dropping the cradle is an issue...
Forum: Ion Tech 02-23-2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,195
Posted By DukeCitySC2
Re: need serious help..

You have other options. Saturn is fairly locked in to doing things in a certain way, I'm surprised they are even considering a used engine, so try local shops for a tranplanted good used head. ...
Forum: Ion Tech 02-20-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,195
Posted By DukeCitySC2
Re: need serious help..

Mars, what torque did you go to?

This is really shocking to hear, there is plenty of meat around spark plug holes. I could believe stripping out the threads, but cracking the head enough to allow...
Forum: Ion Tech 12-28-2009, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,069
Posted By DukeCitySC2
Re: Saturn Tech Question: 2.2 Ecotec cooling system.

Every forum for every kind of car I've ever belonged to goes thru the same cycles. There are people who are new to the whole concept of a forum, don't know how to use Search, or use a post to...
Forum: Ion Tech 12-26-2009, 12:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,256
Posted By DukeCitySC2
Re: oil filter change without changing the oil?

If it is going off at EXACTLY 5,000.00 miles every time, I'd suspect some sensor that enters into the calculation is bad, or something else like the thermostat is mechanically bad. It sounds like a...
Forum: Ion Tech 12-23-2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,256
Posted By DukeCitySC2
Re: oil filter change without changing the oil?

Filters actually work better and better the longer they are in; that is, they collect finer and finer stuff. They need changing only when there is a risk of the pressure drop across the media...
Forum: Ion Tech 12-22-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 759
Posted By DukeCitySC2
Re: Windshield Wiper Cover

Search is your friend...

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=132377&highlight=wiper+transmission

The linked thread has a part number, there is no way to adequately repair the POS...
Forum: Ion Tech 11-11-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,522
Posted By DukeCitySC2
Re: oil change scam?

60 Minutes or one of those shows did an expose' on this in So Cal about 5 yrs ago. I think it's still on YouTube
Forum: Ion Tech 11-06-2009, 11:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,258
Posted By DukeCitySC2
Re: 32mm wrench for oil change?

+1 -- even with a 1.25" socket, it should be a 6-point, or you risk damage. I heard a terrible >CRACK< sound getting mine off after a dealer oil change...
Forum: Ion Tech 10-26-2009, 09:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,673
Posted By DukeCitySC2
Re: RPMs do not drop while coasting

I'm not familiar with the 2.4 specifically, but a hanging high idle speed on most engines is a problem with either TPS or idle air control valve, or a vacuum leak. Could also be crap on the throttle...
Forum: Ion Tech 10-15-2009, 12:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 17,511
Posted By DukeCitySC2
Re: DIY Wheel Bearing Change - Need some info

On the contrary, I'd get a quality 3/4" breaker or rent one. A cheap tool is likely to break under load, and damage either the car or someone near it. We're talking about 200+ ft-lbs here.
Forum: Ion Tech 10-14-2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 17,511
Posted By DukeCitySC2
Re: DIY Wheel Bearing Change - Need some info

You risk injury using 1/2" drive tools for the nut; many tool rental stores will rent a 3/4" drive (breaker bar) set with HD sockets for small cost. A 1/2" ratchet with a cheater is a very very bad...
Forum: Ion Tech 10-03-2009, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,289
Posted By DukeCitySC2
Re: Shrinking Plastic Trim

I see you're in Nebraska; lots of UV and low humidity. Any rubber will eventually decay under those conditions. That is a problem in NM too, and I haven't found anything (ArmorAll, etc) that...
Forum: Ion Tech 09-27-2009, 01:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,457
Posted By DukeCitySC2
Re: 03 Ion - Intermittent non-starting problem - New symptoms?

HE put it in there, it's the one he just bought. And yes, there is some risk of hydrogen build-up and corrosion. AutoZone (Duralast) sells batteries with external vent tubes, I bought one about 6...
Forum: Ion Tech 09-26-2009, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,575
Posted By DukeCitySC2
Re: 2004 Ion CVT help

Just curious, what do you think of the CVT driving experience, when all is well? I think it would drive me crazy to have near constant RPM!
Forum: Ion Tech 09-26-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,385
Posted By DukeCitySC2
Re: MP# player input jack location

The kind you are looking for was on '06's; there is a headphone jack in the lower right corner of the radio faceplate, where you can plug in an MP3 Player or iPod.
Forum: Ion Tech 09-26-2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,807
Posted By DukeCitySC2
Re: windshield wiper linkage?

Well, it's been about 18 months since I bought one, the price could have gone up. That's a pretty steep jump, but parts are a real money maker for auto makers.
Forum: Ion Tech 09-25-2009, 11:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,807
Posted By DukeCitySC2
Re: windshield wiper linkage?

I wouldn't buy a used one on a bet, buy a new one at the Saturn dealer. It's going to cost $80 +/-.

Just for the record, it is a really crappy design, but it's Bosch's design, not GM's. That's...
Forum: Ion Tech 09-25-2009, 12:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,807
Posted By DukeCitySC2
Re: windshield wiper linkage?

Check here:

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=132377&highlight=wiper+transmission


Use Advanced Search, limit your search to Ion forums, you'll find tons of threads
Forum: Ion Tech 09-17-2009, 10:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,343
Posted By DukeCitySC2
Re: Clutch question

I don't know of any warranties that pay for wear parts like clutch discs, brake pads, or wiper blades.
Forum: Ion Tech 08-08-2009, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,045
Posted By DukeCitySC2
Re: Strut replacement '05 Ion

Thanks for the blow-by-blow! Not expecting to need this for a while, I'll print off your notes for when the time comes. To be honest, it sounds about like every other strut job I've done. They all...
Forum: Ion Tech 08-04-2009, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 974
Posted By DukeCitySC2
Re: Advice: Buying 2003 Ion

Even with only 51k miles, pay attention to the clutch, specifically to noise from the release bearing. With that low of miles, it indicates it may have been used exclusively around town, lots of...
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