Question about 2004 Saturn ION
How hard is it to replace rod bearings
I have a 2006 Saturn Ion 2.2 ran low on oil yesterday and now I have rod bearings clattering under my car I have been working on vehicles for most of my life but I never changed rod bearings I have been inside the oil pans but never needed to take any rod bearings out is there anything I need to know before I do this job I don't want to lose my car and I know if I don't change them it's not going to last long
Posted on Jun 11, 2019
If you have to ask it's way over your head. Rod bearings are about as deep into an engine as it gets. Best bet is to pull the engine and take it to a machine shop.
Posted on May 13, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Put the car's front on jackstands(front suspension hanging down) and chock the rear wheels.Remove the tire/wheel.Remove the bolt/nut for the lower balljoint.Remove the cotter pin on the large spindle nut.Remove the nut(you'll need a 1/2 or larger impact gun with the correct impact socket).Dislodge the ball joint from the knuckle(a large punch rapped on the sides of the knuckle hole will help to break it loose).Lower the control arm and pull the knuckle outward(the axle shaft should now slide out).Now you should be able to remove the bolts that retain the bearing assembly.Reassemble in reverse order,thread locking compound on the bolts for the bearing is probably a good idea.
Posted on May 26, 2012
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