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Forum: Ion Tech 06-20-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By kg6mvb
TIV transmission fluid left blue stain

I changed the transmission fluid in my 2003 Ion sedan today. A little bit of the special T-IV fluid spilled on the concrete (new, not what I drained). I cleaned it up with kitty litter and it seemed...
Forum: S-Series Tech 07-05-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 699
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: AC without the engine

You also need to run the radiator fan to pull air over the condenser. AC is all about heat exchange. The heat must be dissipated to work. Between the two fans and motor for the compressor, it’s going...
Forum: Ion Tech 11-17-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: Several question in this thread. Who knows the answers?

1. The aisin transmission takes Toyota T-IV fluid.

2. These cars use Dexcool.

3. The shifter / key interlock is called the BTSI. Do a search of these forums and you should find a few...
Forum: Ion General 06-20-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 39,064
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: Automatic Transmission Fluid

That is the correct fluid.
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-23-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: Overheating Engine

If the problem is a leaking intake manifold nipple, you can cut the manifold and replace just that portion. The part is a Dorman 902-100 and is available from Amazon for around $50.

There is a...
Forum: Ion Tech 08-17-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 955
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: Ion Key Won't Come Out

The BTSI switch needs to be replaced. Do a search and you should find a thread on here about it.
Forum: Sky Tech 07-04-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,830
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: A/C fan not working.

My Ion has an ECM problem triggering the fan as well. The ECM should pull one pin to ground to trigger the fan relay (which it doesn’t). Jumping it to ground turns on the fan.

Rather than...
Forum: Ion General 06-04-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,579
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: 03 ion sway bar bushing size ??

It depends on the suspension, so there is not one size that fits all. The easy way is to measure the diameter of the sway bar.

I seem to remember discussions about this many years ago. A search...
Forum: Ion General 04-25-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,619
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: 2003 Saturn ION turn signal does not make "clicking" sound when working...

The 03 does not use the head unit for the clicks. I seem to remember that there is a small transducer on the back of the instrument panel for the clicks, dings, and whatever other sounds it makes.
Forum: Ion Tech 03-18-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 799
Posted By kg6mvb
Radiator Cooling Fan Problem

The radiator fan in my 2003 Ion with 180K doesn't come on, even with the A/C running. It is warm enough here for AC, and the compressor does kick in. I checked the cooling fan fuse which is fine...
Forum: S-Series Tech 12-30-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By kg6mvb
A/C Hose replacement

While changing the cooling fan on the 2002 SL2 I had an “Oops” moment and damaged the suction side A/C hose (tool slipped). The damage is minimal but enough that it is leaking. The A/C was working...
Forum: Ion General 12-25-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: Oooops Ive done it again...

The OEM linkage is plastic and breaks easily. I replaced mine with a metal one from Autozone. I think it was Dorman brand. That was about seven years ago and it hasn’t broken again.
Forum: S-Series Tech 06-07-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 832
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: A/C problems

I rented a set of gauges and vacuum pump from Autozone. I had to call several stores to find one with both of them.

I had to buy the can tap (cheap). The sl2 takes 1.5 lbs of R134A so pick up...
Forum: S-Series General 08-06-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: Review of DEA motor mount...

I put a solid DEA mount in. It lasted about a month. Vibration was horrible. I gave in and bought the GM mount and now it's smooth.
Forum: Ion Tech 03-25-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,003
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: 2003 Ion 2 door pawl

I was about to post about the old thread, but Ruley73 beat me to it. The part I bought on Amazon was an exact fit, and still works. I open that door several times a day with the key.

I replaced...
Forum: Ion General 04-25-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: 2003 Ion 2 Radio Replacement

One of the wires in the harness is switched with the headlights. This is to allow a day/night mode on the display. You must have used that line for power instead of the normal one.
Forum: S-Series General 02-08-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,199
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: Some info for Cali owners and emissions testing

A car can legitimately pass, then fail two years later. Parts wear over time and mileage. I can put a lot of miles on in a two year span.

Once again, I'm glad I escaped CA.
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 02-06-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: Have You Had No Automatic Transmission Problems?

2003 Ion 1 sedan. This is the Aisin five speed automatic. Owned this one since new. Fluid changes every 50k. I'm at 150k now (time for a change). I drive this one easy.

I had the shift flare...
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 02-06-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: Have You Had No Automatic Transmission Problems?

2002 SL2. The car was purchased used with 48k on the clock. Trans fluid changed every 30k since then (no idea about how it was treated before it was in the family). Car is at 150k now, and so far no...
Forum: Ion Tech 01-17-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: GM Replacement Ignition Switch Problems

If the emergency release lets the key come out, the problem is the BTSI. It is a switch in the gear shift that tells the car you are in park. If the switch is bad, the car thinks you are in gear and...
Forum: S-Series General 12-07-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,358
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: Death Bell has been rung

Way back in the early 1980's, I worked as a TV repair technician. The owner of the shop would mark up the really cheap parts insanely (ten dollars for a fifty cent part). One day I asked why he...
Forum: Ion Tech 10-23-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 836
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: Blinkng service engine light and slight stalling

Flashing CEL indicates an active misfire.

You do not want to drive like this for long. You are dumping unburned fuel into the catalytic converter, which will destroy it. If the problem is NOT...
Forum: Ion General 10-19-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: 2004 Ion 2 QC Idle Issue

All IONs aer not the same in this area. The 03-04 have a traditional cable operated butterfly throttle. The 05 and up are drive by wire. The OP has an 04. I would start by cleaning the TB. Next would...
Forum: Ion General 10-11-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,909
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: Heater control not working

Try posting in the s series forum. This thread was about an Ion problem.

The trim should Just pull off. It is held on with snap type fasters. Remove the radio. That should give should be able to...
Forum: Ion General 10-11-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By kg6mvb
Re: 2004 Ion 2 QC Idle Issue

That sounds like the throttle position sensor (TPS).
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