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Forum: Ion General 11-21-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By rjc862003
Re: Gas tank removal on 2007 Ion. Do I first need to remove the exhaust system?

Nope Drop the Headshield, Remove the muffler hangers and tie it out of the way
drop the tank straps
drop the tank

if you still have metal fuel/evap lines now is the time to replace it with...
Forum: Ion Red Line 11-21-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By rjc862003
Re: How to troubleshoot p0442 small leak detected

have it smoke tested I am 99.99999999% sure its the lines
the fuel and vapor lines on these are notorious for rotting out
you can pickup a generic Nylon kit and replace it all with nice rust proof...
Forum: Ion General 10-06-2021, 11:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
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Forum: Ion General 10-06-2021, 11:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,252
Posted By rjc862003
Re: Engine head replacement 07 ion 2.2

so that cleaned up way better then I thought

put new lifters in re-assemble see what happens
reusing the lifters is silly for how cheap they are nobody likes a ticky motor
its hard to tell but...
Forum: Ion General 09-05-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,040
Posted By rjc862003
Re: P0420 code after new sensors/cat

Carb cars need carb parts
the pcm is programed differently on CARB/PZEV Models it expects a different sensor voltage feedback then a non carb car afaik the carb cats run a bit hotter and behave...
Forum: Ion General 09-01-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,252
Posted By rjc862003
Re: Engine head replacement 07 ion 2.2

brand new dressed engine for that 07 is 1500 bucks on ebay a junk yard motor might be 500 bucks depending on the yard
a new head if you can't save your is 300 ish

so with just the head you are...
Forum: Ion General 09-01-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,252
Posted By rjc862003
Re: Engine head replacement 07 ion 2.2

sorry this forum doesn't send email alerts apparently

bores look ok the pistons looks ok except for the two with the massive dings (clean those one up and see how bad it really is) (tape off the...
Forum: Ion General 08-28-2021, 01:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,252
Posted By rjc862003
Re: Engine head replacement 07 ion 2.2

its possible todo it with the sand paper the glass method
but if you get it wrong at minimum you will have to take it back apart and back to the machine shop to get it done right
its hard todo...
Forum: Ion General 08-23-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,252
Posted By rjc862003
Re: Engine head replacement 07 ion 2.2

idk whats the other side of the head look like ?
what do the pistons look like ?

depending on how deep the damage is it might just need a deck and hand cleanup of all the surfaces (head +...
Forum: Ion General 08-23-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,252
Posted By rjc862003
Re: Engine head replacement 07 ion 2.2

depends on the seller but usually they only come with valves if anything
I would replace everything in the top end that you can do lifters, vvt actuators if its got it
its simply not worth shade...
Forum: Ion Tech 08-22-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By rjc862003
Re: TIV transmission fluid left blue stain

Pretty sure its intentional for leak detection
red/brown is easy to miss on the ground, blue stands out
removing the stain is going to suck as its permeated the concrete
Forum: Ion Tech 08-20-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By rjc862003
Re: 2.2L ECOTECH Timing tensioner

startup rattle has been 100% eliminated with the new tensioner
Forum: Ion Tech 08-19-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By rjc862003
Re: 2.2L ECOTECH Timing tensioner

Tensioner Replaced, dealer opted to do it without pulling the valve cover and ended up going magnet fishing when it came apart in pieces
luckily nothing dropped into the pan or timing set
Forum: Ion General 08-18-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 595
Posted By rjc862003
Re: 07 saturn ion 2.2 timing chain link colors

if it hasn't eaten a valve and it runs then its correct lol

there are several kits for these motors not all of them have the same marking
but from what I have read yes then black/yellow/silver...
Forum: Ion Tech 08-18-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,854
Posted By rjc862003
Re: 2007 ION Fuel Filler Pipe

bumping this old one to add that my 2007 ion 3 2.2 quad PZEV car also does not have the anti-siphon flap
Forum: Ion General 08-17-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By rjc862003
Re: 07 ION what to watch out for

still fighting a large evap leak and air injection code
I can hear the air pump running its excessively loud so I think its got a leak someware
the the vapor line looks pretty crusty so thats where...
Forum: Ion Tech 08-13-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By rjc862003
Re: 2.2L ECOTECH Timing tensioner

Service is scheduled for Thursday the 19th at 8:00 a.m. we'll see if they kill my motor or not
Forum: Ion Tech 08-12-2021, 11:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By rjc862003
Re: 2.2L ECOTECH Timing tensioner

my understanding is as far as the hydraulic tensioner goes the latest iteration of the Cloyes and the Delco parts are the same

its a quiet running motor after startup I am going to have the...
Forum: Ion General 08-05-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By rjc862003
Re: 07 ION what to watch out for

inspected today all monitors set no lights
:D
Forum: Ion General 08-04-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By rjc862003
Re: 07 ION what to watch out for

so far so good it passed the air injection test this morning after a cold start
taking it for its sticker tomarrow
I did pull the fuse out and clean it it wasn't to bad it was a little brown on...
Forum: Ion Tech 08-04-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By rjc862003
2.2L ECOTECH Timing tensioner

I know the original style tensioners are an issue on these cars my 07 ion 3 quad happens to have the original style
what is generally considered the _best_ part to replace it with
rock auto has...
Forum: Ion General 08-03-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By rjc862003
Re: 07 ION 3 Quad what to watch out for

made a deal I couldn't refuse does have P0411 code which is likely from the blown gasket between the cat and the resonator, fixed the leak and cleared the codes fingers crossed

no bad sounds from...
Forum: Ion General 08-02-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By rjc862003
07 ION what to watch out for

going to look at this specimen https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/526255012022316
tomarrow
any obvious pitfalls to watch out for I read something about the VTI CVT trannys being bad to...
Forum: Aura General 08-02-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By rjc862003
Re: 2008 Aura XR with 138K likely Transmission problems ?

ended up not making a deal with him the 6 speed timebomb combined with his asking price was just to much for me
I am going to look at a 07 ion quad coupe tomarrow hopefully the 5 speed auto
Forum: Aura General 07-31-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By rjc862003
2008 Aura XR with 138K likely Transmission problems ?

I been reading up on this model it seems some of these cars had problems with the wave plate at 40-75K this particular example has 138K my question is what is the likely hood of the problem occurring...
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