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When to change the timing belt on a 2003 Saturn ION?

I have a 2003 saturn ION wit 68,000 miles. Should I change the timing belt just as a preventive maintenance.

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Yes. It is a good idea to change your timing belt on any vehicle at or before 70,000 miles. Heat off of the engine and time deteriorates any belt.

Posted on Apr 04, 2013

  • Rob Barstow Jun 21, 2014

    the 2003 ion has no timing belt ,,,good idea to replace timing chain and tensioner guides around 140 k miles,, these tend to fall apart and the chain will jump. if that happens the piston will hit the valves on the intake side and bend them , it will make for an expensive repair job ,,



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SOURCE: saturn ion blower motor

lower settings as far as speeds for your blower motor go through a resister block to reduce the voltage your blower motor receives to make it turn slower. If it turns slow on high you would have to check the voltage at the blower motor, should be the same voltage that would be at the battery. There could also be material in the blower motor fan like things a mouse could have put there. Causes the fan to spin slower and also blocks the fins from pushing air. Any strange noises would be heard unless you have had the prob since you owned it and could not detect any changes. It could be even full of stuff and still
be in balance. but it could be a few other things.

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SOURCE: where is 2003 saturn ion thermostat?

FACEING the ENGINE It is At TOP RIGHT SIDE Close to Master Cylinder takes About 1 hour to Replace Have Fun its a EASY One
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  1. Drain the cooling system.
  2. Remove the bolts that secure the thermostat housing to the water pump feed pipe.
Remove the feed pipe
  1. Remove the thermostat and retaining sleeve, noting the orientation for installation.
Installation Procedure
Install the thermostat and retaining sleeve with the dimple placed into the housing slotImportant: Lubricate the O-ring with soapy water or coolant before installing the O-ring in the water pump.

  1. Install the feed pipe that connects the thermostat housing to the water pump.Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.

    1. Install the bolt that secures the water pump feed pipe.
      • Tighten the bolt to 10 Nm (18 inch lbs.) .
    1. Fill the cooling system.

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SOURCE: 2003 Saturn L300 odometer reads 694,278 miles and

change the whole instrument cluster with one from a wreck.

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SOURCE: does a 2006 saturn ion 3 have a timing belt or a

2006 Saturn Ion Quad Coupe 2dr Cpe Ion.1 Base Manual
2.2L DOHC SFI 16-valve L4 Ecotec engine
Steel timing chain

Posted on Nov 08, 2009


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SOURCE: how do you change the downstream oxygen sensor in

Downstream O2 sensor is the O2 sensor after the Catalytic converter. Jack the car off the ground so you can get under it, disconnect the wire leads and with a close end wrench. Snake the wire leads through and wrench and place the wrench one the O2 sensor and with a hammer, tap the wrench to break lose the O2 sensor from the exhaust pipe. Once the O2 sensor has loosen up, just remove and install the new O2 sensor. Reconnect the wire leads, start the car and listen for any exhaust leaks. Once no leak has been determined, Place car back on the ground and go for test drive. Check engine light should go off after three start up and car has reached it's operating temperature and DTC codes will be erased after 100start cycle. Good luck and be safe.

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