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Forum: Ion General 07-23-2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By rjc862003
Re: Are Body Control Modules still available for '07 Ion 2?

sitting for extended periods makes me think rodents and such
does the alarm randomly go off if not ARMED ? (e.g lock single press on the fob, double arms the system)

could also be corrorosion as...
Forum: Ion General 07-23-2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 308
Posted By rjc862003
Re: Oil in coolant bottle

I Have never known it to have any negative effects the die is very concentrated and you aren't adding much
when working on AC we leave it in all the time
...
Forum: Ion General 07-23-2022, 12:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 308
Posted By rjc862003
Re: Oil in coolant bottle

if it was the water pump he would have water in the oil and not oil in the water ..... there is no pressurized oil in the water pump after all ...
it would show in the crankcase and NOT the coolant...
Forum: Ion General 07-23-2022, 12:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By rjc862003
Re: Are Body Control Modules still available for '07 Ion 2?

take the battery out of your fob

try the simple things before jumping to nuclear options BCM failures are as rare as Unicorn farts
the airbag light could be as simple as the seat weight sensor...
Forum: Ion General 07-19-2022, 10:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 308
Posted By rjc862003
Re: Oil in coolant bottle

head gasket or trans cooler
doesn't need to overheat or blow smoke for it to be a head gasket
there is only one way you get engine oil in the coolant which is ....... drumroll plz

head gasket
...
Forum: Ion Tech 06-09-2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By rjc862003
Re: 2007 Ion box in front of the engine

air injection pump for emissions sounds like a vacuum cleaner on cold startup
Forum: Ion General 04-29-2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By rjc862003
Re: Two camshaft position sensors??

07-80 2.2s only have one sensor
Forum: Ion Mods 04-29-2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By rjc862003
Re: 05 Saturn ion 2.2 l61 build (the journey to 400hp)

I doubt it highly GM did race testing on the 2.2's the stock powdered rods disintegrate at >280hp
a newer (06 and up) might have better rods tho ...
Forum: Ion Tech 04-06-2022, 03:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,260
Posted By rjc862003
Re: Help with understanding codes

that's the o2 sensor and if was a problem you would have an o2 sensor code

my first question is of course did the timing set get put back on there correctly

if you are off a tooth it will...
Forum: Ion General 04-06-2022, 03:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By rjc862003
Re: Car dies after 30 minutes needs hours to start back up

pass lock light on ?
fuel and spark are easy things to check
next time it won't start turn the key on and listen for the fuel pump
if you have fuel then pull a spark plug and crank it over and...
Forum: Ion General 03-25-2022, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 527
Posted By rjc862003
Re: Car died while driving now won't crank won't start

bad ignition cylinder or bad resistor in the ignition

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=215634
Forum: Ion General 03-25-2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,113
Posted By rjc862003
Re: Fuel Filler neck replacement part? Ion 3 2.2L; CARB emissions

In the same boat buddy

Part is impossible to find new I also have a 07 PZEV and even GM couldn't get a new one (Pzev have 150k/15 year Warrantee on all emissions stuff)
ended up paying to have...
Forum: Ion General 03-20-2022, 11:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By rjc862003
Re: Tapping noise in engine sorry for the new topic..

sounds like a lifter but defiantly have the timing set inspected
these are interference engines if the timing chain jumps or breaks it will destroy the engine
Forum: Ion General 11-21-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 618
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: 3,063
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: 676
Posted By rjc862003
Forum: Ion General 10-06-2021, 11:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,036
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: 1,474
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: 2,036
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: 2,036
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: 2,036
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: 2,036
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: 2,036
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: 1,016
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: 12
Views: 1,296
Posted By rjc862003
Re: 2.2L ECOTECH Timing tensioner

startup rattle has been 100% eliminated with the new tensioner
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