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Forum: Ion Tech 06-22-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,805
Posted By vintagegz
Re: gas guage reads empty for no reason

sometimes if you fill the tank after the pump shuts off trying to squeeze the last bit of fuel in, the gauge will not work, reads empty, for a few days till the level goes down.
Forum: Community Center 04-27-2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,806
Posted By vintagegz
Dizzy Saturn gone by year end

From GM Inside News website

BREAKING: GM will phase out Saturn "This Year"
Saturn, Saab, Hummer to end THIS YEAR!
www.gminsidenews.com
April 27, 2009


More news out of GM this morning. In...
Forum: Ion General 03-20-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,603
Posted By vintagegz
Re: those darn bushings!! various frustrations

Make sure you get the windshield moulding done, it is warranty, you have 3 years or 60,000 kms on basic items. Do not wait till warranty is up. Document bushing noise on the work order, make sure it...
Forum: Ion General 02-19-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,164
Posted By vintagegz
Re: Ion power door locks:

For a senior member you do post a lot of wise *ss replies. The owners manual does not say how to initialise the feature other than go to your dealer, but you kept telling him to read the manual. I...
Forum: Ion General 02-19-2009, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,164
Posted By vintagegz
Post Re: Ion power door locks:

The owners manual does not address this issue in a proper manner, it tells you to see your retailer for more information on programming this feature. This feature is part of 'personalization' that I...
Forum: Ion General 02-13-2009, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,389
Posted By vintagegz
Re: Ion Quad treacherous in snow?

worn rear tires are most likely the problem, but it could also be a mis-match of brake pads front and rear with aftermarket and OE parts in case you had a brake job done recently, they may be...
Forum: Ion Tech 02-06-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 944
Posted By vintagegz
Re: Windshield freezing

seeing the cold temperatures you are dealing with I would think twice about opening a sunroof or window, they are probably frozen shut, you could damage the drive mechanisms on them. Just use fresh...
Forum: Ion Tech 02-06-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 944
Posted By vintagegz
Re: Windshield freezing

if you are frosting up on the inside the biggest cause is running the ventilation system in Recirculate mode. In this mode you do not get fresh air in to the vehicle, humidity builds up, eventually...
Forum: Ion Tech 01-27-2009, 04:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,297
Posted By vintagegz
Re: high idle after cleaning

I believe the info was from an AllData report, thought an official GM explanation might help, sorry if both of us have 2 ways of getting the same info.
Forum: Ion Tech 01-27-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,297
Posted By vintagegz
Re: high idle after cleaning

This is procedure from service manual, hope it helps. From what I understand, and I could be wrong on this, is that the throttle plate can move either way, unlike the old cable operated/controlled...
Forum: Ion General 12-17-2008, 10:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,733
Posted By vintagegz
Re: What Model is my Car?

By looking at the 5th digit of your vin:
from 2003: Sedan F or G or H Ion 1
J or Z Ion 2
K or L Ion 3

Coupe M or N Ion 2
...
Forum: Ion Tech 11-17-2008, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,382
Posted By vintagegz
parking brake light

2007 Ion 3, 2.4 auto. Anyone had pronlems with the parking brake light staying on after releasing the parking brake, shoes are not sticking, brake is not dragging, not frozen, only 5000 kms on the...
Forum: Ion Tech 10-10-2008, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,974
Posted By vintagegz
Re: 2004 ION radio "LOCK" problem

My guess that he does not want to send instructions to him is that he does not know if he is the good guy or bad guy. He has outlined correct procedure, go to the dealer, it is a security issue.
Forum: Ion General 10-10-2008, 08:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 38,535
Posted By vintagegz
Re: Automatic Transmission Fluid

sorry for the 'useless info', I forgot which transmission you had. Best thing is just go to the dealer and have them point out which bolt needs removing if you have a good relationship with one of...
Forum: Ion General 10-09-2008, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 38,535
Posted By vintagegz
Re: Automatic Transmission Fluid

here you go:

2007 Saturn ION | ION (VIN A) Service Manual | Transmission/Transaxle | Automatic Transaxle - 4T45-E | Diagnostic Information and Procedures |

Transmission Fluid Check

...
Forum: Ion Tech 10-06-2008, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,209
Posted By vintagegz
Re: Timing Chain, Anyone Have One Break?

I believe there was a bulletin around 2003 when the Ion first came out that they had a problem with one of the links in the chain and they could fail, usually would occur at a very low mileage....
Forum: Ion Tech 08-05-2008, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,146
Posted By vintagegz
Re: ION 3 Fuel gauge sending unit

if you manually fill your tank to the brim the fuel gauge will stop working till tank goes down to 3/4. then it will start working again.
Forum: Ion General 06-25-2008, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 698
Posted By vintagegz
Re: Cracked Plastic Panals

on the last 2 Ion 4dr sedans I owned I had 3 outer door panels on both cars replaced for mounting tabs cracking so the doors skins would flap in the breeze. When the retaining screw is over tightened...
Forum: Ion General 05-16-2008, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 908
Posted By vintagegz
Re: how to? 1) xfer warranty 2) get car looked @ by dealer

you may want to call Saturn customer assistance and have yourself set up as the new owner so that they can send out any recall info should there be one in the future, otherwise warranty transfers...
Forum: Ion Tech 04-24-2008, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,342
Posted By vintagegz
Re: 2003 ION 3...got an oil change, now my engine is shot

here is the original bulletin, but also check length/style of filter they used


#03-00-90-003: Info - Oil Filter Cap Assembly and Oil Filter Element Design Change - (Sep 26, 2003)


Subject:...
Forum: Ion Tech 04-24-2008, 07:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,342
Posted By vintagegz
Re: 2003 ION 3...got an oil change, now my engine is shot

when the 2.2 ecotec first came out in the ion there were 2 different oil filter designs based on the design of the screw on oil filter cap, you could not use the old design in a newer style or so,...
Forum: Astra General 04-11-2008, 03:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,538
Posted By vintagegz
Re: My New Non-Astra (long)

I had a Mazda 3 for 2 weeks. Could not see tha gauges in daylight with sunglasses on ( dark green sunglasses and red gauges make the display look black) Mazda Canada said tough bananas, you dont have...
Forum: Ion General 03-19-2008, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By vintagegz
Re: Does Matel make the ION2 Ignition switch?

note that this part retails for $59.70 in Canada! Only $27.54 in the USA.
Forum: Ion Tech 02-22-2008, 08:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,737
Posted By vintagegz
Re: For those Ion's whose ignition switch failed!!

was there a production date that a new switch was put into production, or do all Ions use the same switch ( all years )
Forum: Ion Tech 01-28-2008, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 857
Posted By vintagegz
oil filter style

2007 Ion 3 with the 2.4. When going to do my first oil change the filter that came out had a long style pin at the bottom of the cartridge. The factory replacement had a short pin. Dealer gave me a...
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