- classifieds - forums - webmail

Go Back Forums > Models > Saturn Ion > Ion General

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 06-24-2010, 12:35 PM   #1
Junior Member
truck1985 is a jewel in the roughtruck1985 is a jewel in the roughtruck1985 is a jewel in the rough
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 47

2004 ION-3 Sedan
Dizzy Can't seem to fix this car?!?

I have a 2004 Saturn Ion 3 with the 2.2L Ecotec and 5 Speed Manual Transmission. About 2-3 months ago, I very abruptly started getting a lot of noise from the engine. About two days later, a gouge appeared in the valve cover. Upon further investigation, I found that two of my timing chain guide had catastrophically failed. I changed out the entire timing kit, valve cover, and dropped the oil pan and cleaned it. Since then, the problems seem to keep coming. My IAC (idle air controller) went bad (I have replaced it). I started getting a p0172 DTC (system too rich) and P0107 (MAP/Barometric Pressure Sensor). I have removed the Catalytic Converter to make sure it wasn't clogged (didn't fix the problem so I reinstalled it). I have changed the oil several times. I have replaced the spark plugs twice. I have replaced both my upstream and downstream O2 sensors. I have replaced the MAP Sensor twice. I am still getting the engine error codes, even after all of this. I ran a fuel pressure test. I got good results from that, except when the engine is idling, the pressure is all over the place when I am idling. The engine does idle a little rough. My research elsewhere has told me to replace the Fuel Pressure Regulator (my local GM dealership tells me there isn't one on the '04 Ion). I am at my wits end, and am tired of throwing parts at the vehicle. Does anyone have any suggestions? I don't want to take it to a shop if I don't have to--please help?!?
truck1985 is offline   Reply With Quote Sponsored Links


p0107, p0172

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:07 AM.

Advanced Forum Search | Advanced Photo Search

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc. The Saturn Enthusiasts Site.