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Forum: Ion General 04-18-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By MikeHarrison
Wasp nest in sideview mirror

I am allergic to bee stings. While parking the car after returning from a short trip today, I watched as a wasp (or yellow jacket) immediately appeared over, hovered and then crawled into the...
Forum: Ion General 02-06-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By MikeHarrison
Occasional left-front knock sound

There's no play in my steering, no steady friction noise, just an occasional knock from the left-front, usually when going over a bump (such as a recessed manhole cover). I'm guessing ball joints?
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Forum: Ion General 07-15-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By MikeHarrison
2007 Ion 2 AC still not right

My last post on this (in a different thread) was from last August. The AC had stopped working, some parts were replaced, the system evacuated and recharged once or twice, and the outcome was that the...
Forum: Ion General 07-15-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,313
Posted By MikeHarrison
Re: 2007 Ion Alarm/horn starts blowing by itself

Apologies for the long delay in updating.

The problem was found to be several pinched/broken wires in the harness in the driver's door jamb.
Forum: Ion General 10-24-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,313
Posted By MikeHarrison
Re: 2007 Ion Alarm/horn starts blowing by itself

I'll give my techs everything you suggested. Thanks!
Forum: Ion General 10-24-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,313
Posted By MikeHarrison
Re: 2007 Ion Alarm/horn starts blowing by itself

Thanks for the additional info. I have an OBD code reader and, when using it the day after the panic alarm began tripping, it had no codes to report. Does that help pinpoint things any better?
Forum: Ion General 10-23-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,313
Posted By MikeHarrison
Re: 2007 Ion Alarm/horn starts blowing by itself

Thanks, Ruley. I certainly don't mean to dispute what you say. I can understand some sort of wiring fault being the cause of several different issues, but a low battery voltage? If the battery...
Forum: Ion General 10-22-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,313
Posted By MikeHarrison
Re: 2007 Ion Alarm/horn starts blowing by itself

If the BCM does prove to be at fault, with the reprogramming that will be necessary, would you say the easiest/quickest way would be to have a GM dealership perform the work?
Forum: Ion General 10-22-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,313
Posted By MikeHarrison
Re: 2007 Ion Alarm/horn starts blowing by itself

Do you think body control modules are still being made for my car (2007 Ion)? And I certainly wouldn't be doing the work; I'd have my trusted tech do it.
Forum: Ion General 10-22-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,313
Posted By MikeHarrison
Re: 2007 Ion Alarm/horn starts blowing by itself

Thank you. Now, there's new information:

After reattaching the negative battery cable and driving the car locally, the electric door locks began actuating randomly and, at one point, the interior...
Forum: Ion General 10-21-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,313
Posted By MikeHarrison
Re: 2007 Ion Alarm/horn starts blowing by itself

Additional info:

The car was parked and locked in my condo parking lot at the time and was last driven two days ago. This is the first time this problem has appeared.

To disable it temporarily,...
Forum: Ion General 10-21-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,313
Posted By MikeHarrison
2007 Ion Alarm/horn starts blowing by itself

I thought the key fob battery had finally died, so I replaced it. But no good. Every couple of minutes, the car alarm/horn begins blowing (and the lights begin flashing) without any instigation.
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Forum: Ion General 08-14-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,269
Posted By MikeHarrison
Re: Coolant Temp Sensor & Thermostat

Well, because my tech had confided on 8/5 he was puzzled as to why my AC is now not putting out anything cooler than 60F, I had respectfully presented to him by email on 8/6 or 8/7 your most recent...
Forum: Ion General 08-05-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,269
Posted By MikeHarrison
Re: Coolant Temp Sensor & Thermostat

Many thanks. I would like very much to print your observations and suggestions, and respectfully share them with my tech. He already knows that I have gotten much information on several topics from...
Forum: Ion General 08-05-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,269
Posted By MikeHarrison
Re: Coolant Temp Sensor & Thermostat

I brought the car back in today, purposely not running the AC for the 15-minute drive over. After turning it on, the tech agreed the AC should be colder. (Please excuse what may be incorrect names of...
Forum: Ion General 08-01-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,269
Posted By MikeHarrison
Re: Coolant Temp Sensor & Thermostat

I could definitely see the very real possibility of accidentally nicking a refrigerant line if I had done the cooling system flush. The last time I worked on my own car was sometime during the mid...
Forum: Ion General 08-01-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,269
Posted By MikeHarrison
Re: Coolant Temp Sensor & Thermostat

Let me ask this: the car's cooling system was flushed last December. While performing that, is there anything that could have accidentally, and without their knowledge, happened that would affect any...
Forum: Ion General 08-01-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,269
Posted By MikeHarrison
Re: Coolant Temp Sensor & Thermostat

I made the repair shop aware as soon as I got the car home on Tuesday that it wasn't cooling as I had remembered/expected, and updated them today with what I posted here. I should hear from them...
Forum: Ion General 08-01-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,269
Posted By MikeHarrison
Re: Coolant Temp Sensor & Thermostat

OK. As they have already replaced the condenser (the source of a very obvious leak, according to them), they'll have to look elsewhere. I will hope there are no more leaks; basing that hope only on...
Forum: Ion General 08-01-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,269
Posted By MikeHarrison
Re: Coolant Temp Sensor & Thermostat

Here's an update:

While I haven't had the chance to get the car out onto a highway, I have been driving it around town, where the average speed limit is 40 (one road is 50). The outside...
Forum: Ion General 07-31-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,269
Posted By MikeHarrison
Re: Coolant Temp Sensor & Thermostat

Aha. No, I did not measure AC temp while driving. I will do that.

My repair shop is a family-owned establishment, in business at the same location since 1967. All of their techs are ASE-certified,...
Forum: Ion General 07-31-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,269
Posted By MikeHarrison
Re: Coolant Temp Sensor & Thermostat

I was hoping to edit my previous post; I'm under the impression users have that ability, but I find no Edit button.

Please disregard the last question asking whether there might be an issue with...
Forum: Ion General 07-31-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,269
Posted By MikeHarrison
Re: Coolant Temp Sensor & Thermostat

Thank you for the reply. I had already brought the car in for repair when I asked my questions, which I do hoping to understand things a bit better.

Yes, the Check Engine light does momentarily...
Forum: Ion General 07-29-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,269
Posted By MikeHarrison
Coolant Temp Sensor & Thermostat

Is it fairly common for a coolant temp sensor and a thermostat to need replacement at the same time? The car in question is a 2007 Ion 2 with the 2.2 engine. The AC had stopped working and, a few...
Forum: Ion General 02-22-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By MikeHarrison
Re: Sometimes: *sounds like* starter spinning but solenoid doesn't engage

Thank you, both, for that great info and detail. I will have the starter replaced. On another note, I'm also smelling gasoline immediately after getting out of the car, but it doesn't seem to be...
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