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Old 08-05-2009, 07:59 AM   #1
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Question Photo of Engine compartment of 2005 Ion 2

This is probably silly, but I recently brought my Ion into the local GM dealer for service (since our Saturn dealer shutdown) and there seems to be something missing from under my hood.

On the right side of the engine there is a mounting plate with 3 large cables Plugged into three "jacks" mounted on a silver looking plate. It looks like there should be a cover over them, but nothing is there. The dealer denies there was ever any cover (or anything shielding those cable plugs) over the plugs. I KNOW it looks different from the last time I saw it. It looks like it should have a rain cover over the assembly.

Would any members have a photo of an unmodified 2005 Ion engine bay that would show what I should be seeing under there?

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Old 08-05-2009, 09:11 AM   #2
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What you are talking about is I believe, the engine computer, it has 2 or 3 plugs depending on MT or AT. It has no cover just the plugs. They are water resistant and the computer is sealed.

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Old 08-05-2009, 10:58 AM   #3
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Do you have a photo of your's? That way I would know if we are talking about the same thing.

Owning the car since 2005 I would have thought I would have noticed the 12"x9" vertical square plate and 3 very large connectors (1"x2" minimum and 1/2" diameter cable assemblies) plugged into the front of it.

When I opened the hood after the oil change it was the first thing I noticed. Kinda stuck out like a sore thumb!!

When you look at the engine compartment of any modern car, ALL you see is cast aluminum and black plastic covers. Looks strange to me.

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Old 08-05-2009, 07:08 PM   #4
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No cover on any of the 5 ION's that have lived at this house, pictures of my engines in my picture gallery .... go look.

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Old 08-05-2009, 08:26 PM   #5
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cobalts have covers, ions don't. IMO covers look tacky.

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Old 08-06-2009, 01:12 PM   #6
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Old 08-06-2009, 01:34 PM   #7
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http://www.lisaturn.com/vehicle.asp?v=708708
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http://www.lisaturn.com/vehicle.asp?v=529580
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Old 08-06-2009, 01:48 PM   #8
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Old 08-06-2009, 01:55 PM   #9
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if anyone cares to know the 07 in that pic also has the california emissions package, thus the hose coming from the air filter box going under the intake.

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Old 08-06-2009, 09:43 PM   #10
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i thought they all came with the hose coming from the air filter box going under the intake. I got mine new in New York and it came with that. What does that hose do?

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Old 08-07-2009, 05:52 AM   #11
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i bought my 07 2.2 in maryland and i don't have that hose thing.

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Old 08-07-2009, 06:41 AM   #12
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it's not just a hose. if it wasn't built FOR that state, ie if someone from michigan traded it in then you bought it there, or if the car was traded between dealerships from out of state. did you order it from saturn?

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if anyone cares to know the 07 in that pic also has the california emissions package, thus the hose coming from the air filter box going under the intake.
My 05 doesn't have the small hose back to the air box and it's a CA emission car. Must have been a later year mod.

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Old 08-09-2009, 08:23 AM   #14
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yes, I do believe it's an 06-07 thing, it's the same on the cobalt, and it was out in 05 also.

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yes, I do believe it's an 06-07 thing, it's the same on the cobalt, and it was out in 05 also.
i have that bottom hose thingy on my 03

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bottom hose thingy? I'm referring to the hose that goes from the top front right corner of the air filter box.

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it's not just a hose. if it wasn't built FOR that state, ie if someone from michigan traded it in then you bought it there, or if the car was traded between dealerships from out of state. did you order it from saturn?
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then it could have been trucked in from another state (mine was brought from 4 hours away, my friend's car was bought from a dealership a couple states away).

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This is probably silly, but I recently brought my Ion into the local GM dealer for service (since our Saturn dealer shutdown) and there seems to be something missing from under my hood.

On the right side of the engine there is a mounting plate with 3 large cables Plugged into three "jacks" mounted on a silver looking plate. It looks like there should be a cover over them, but nothing is there. The dealer denies there was ever any cover (or anything shielding those cable plugs) over the plugs. I KNOW it looks different from the last time I saw it. It looks like it should have a rain cover over the assembly.

Would any members have a photo of an unmodified 2005 Ion engine bay that would show what I should be seeing under there?
That is so funny! lol! I thought the same thing but I was put straight. Leave it to GM!
No cover for the engine module connections!

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