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Old 02-12-2019, 11:45 PM   #1
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Default What to expect from a high mileage ION?

Been driving S-Series for many years (very cheap parts and very simple to repair/maintenence), but I have a line on a very cheap 2004 Ion with a manual transmission and 280k miles on it.


What common issues should I expect with this car?

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Old 02-19-2019, 04:29 AM   #2
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Default 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 replacement job on these requires dropping the subframe.

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