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Old 04-11-2012, 02:12 PM   #1
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Default Saturn Ion 2004

My saturn 2004 Ion is getting bad gas mileage. Air filter spark plugs replaced. I'm told the thermostat and ECTS sensor need to be replaced because it's sending wrong signals to the computer Can you help if this is true or what the real cause is. The car has 49,500 on it and used to get 300 plus miles on a tank, now I get 200. something is wron. the car runs good but? Thnak-you

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Old 04-11-2012, 02:36 PM   #2
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Did you put Bosch platinum plugs in? You should not.
Do you have any codes?
Are your tires properly inflated?
Are your brakes dragging?

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Old 04-11-2012, 02:50 PM   #3
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AC Delco Plugs
No Computer Lights
Tires properly inflated
Brakes are not dragging

Car was getting great mileage after the plugs were changed around 42,000. It just started getting lower and lower gas mileage recently. Car starts and runs great but I'm going broke on gas local and hwy driving.

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Old 04-11-2012, 03:02 PM   #4
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Still wouldn't be a bad idea to scan for codes.

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Old 04-11-2012, 03:24 PM   #5
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I agree.I guess a scan even if no lights are on it might give me a code as to what it is. I would like to find a mechanic who knows these cars. I live in NJ

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Old 04-11-2012, 03:28 PM   #6
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Use the search feature on these forums. You will find lots of useful info.

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Old 04-11-2012, 06:36 PM   #7
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I have a thread stickied in this section, read and follow it.

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Old 04-12-2012, 08:54 PM   #8
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If you want a place to start looking for a mechanic... this might help... http://www.cartalk.com/content/mecha...search-results

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