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How do i use a A/C PRO Recharge hose & gauge to replace freon in a 2006 saturn ion 2.2L?

I never did this job before but i want to learn how to replace freon.

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SOURCE: air condition blows hot air but it has freon

You may have created an over charged condition and at this point the a/c compressor will cut off on high head pressures. This can be verified by installing gauges to the systems high and low side service taps and reading the pressures.An overcharged system will start the compressor briefly but soon cuts off once pressure goes to 350 - 400 lbs on the high side. Acceptable pressures for this system should be no greater than 250 high and low suction should drop to 40-50 psi.You might recover the charge and evacuate the system,then try bringing the charge back to proper level.A sight glass in the reciever drier really helps determining proper fill.Once all bubbles have dissipated from the sight glass during charging ,one should stop at that point to avoid overfilling.Too much freon is worse than a low charge especially in hot ambient conditions....

Posted on Aug 27, 2009


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SOURCE: saturn ion fuel pump

Misnikie32 . .. I just had the same problem around the time you figured out your problem and I just got it fixed yesterday. For almost 3 weeks I had starting problems and I constantly smelled gas. The problem is a safety issue and the car needs to be recalled. The hose that is connected to the fuel pump is cracked. Since the hose is incorporated with the fuel pump, the entire mechanism needs to be changed. Look at spending about 700.00 . I informed saturn and told them my life was at danger. Please contact them on their website and goto your state's attorney general and launch a complaint, as well as the office of defective investigations and the NTSAB (google them). This needs to be brought to their attention and all owners of this car. I googled this and many other people are having this problem. Some are even on this forum. PLEASE DO THIS ! ! ! !

Posted on Oct 03, 2009


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SOURCE: Ignition key stuck in 2006 Saturn Ion and it can

you need a new ignition for sure

Posted on Oct 04, 2009


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SOURCE: how to replace oxygen sencer for 2006 saturn ion

Installation Removal & Installation

  1. Remove the heat shield.
  2. Note the routing of the Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) electrical harness.
  3. Disconnect the HO2S electrical connector.
  4. Using a suitable Oxygen sensor socket remove the sensor.
To install:

NOTE A special anti-seize compound is used on the HO2S threads. The compound consists of a liquid graphite and glass beads. The graphite will burn away but the glass beads will remain, making the sensor easier to remove. New or service sensors already have the compound applied to the threads. If the sensor is removed and is to be reinstalled, the threads must be coated with an anti-seize compound before reinstallation.

  1. If reinstalling the old HO2S, coat the threads with anti-seize compound.
  2. Carefully install the HO2S to the pipe. Tighten the sensor to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm) on the sensor located at exhaust manifold, or 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm) for the rear oxygen sensor.
  3. Attach the sensor electrical connections.

Posted on Oct 08, 2009


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SOURCE: Gas leak in 2006 Saturn Ion

My car has had these symptoms. And just yesterday I started smelling gas. I will get it checked immediatly. If it is that I will file for a recall also.

Posted on Nov 03, 2009

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