04blownion's 2004 Ion Redline Dyno 2
Heat Soaked 218whp/206tq
Cutting White Wire on Saturn Ion to Fix Starting Issue
UPDATE 3/21/2014: My car is still working fine. I still have not had a problem with it starting since I posted this video 5 years ago. Still on the same battery. Thanks for all the comments! This is me showing how I cut the passlock wire on my car. My car would not start on damp, cold mornings, often taking 30 - 40 minutes to get it to start. After reading several forums I found users who were doing this to "fix" the problem. I thought I would tape this for anyone who was thinking of doing the same but doesn't know anything about cars. Like me. :) Note: I owe thanks to meron for the post at this link http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f1137a7/83 it is where I first heard about this solution. Update 10.6.2012: I added a switch, I believe it was this one http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062533 I installed it with it in the off position, started the car, switched it to On while the car was running and the service engine light went away. Car started fine after that. I just shut it off again as it was cold one morning this week and I had trouble getting the car started. Once I got it running, turned it off and haven't had trouble starting it since. YMMV
Saturn ION front Control Arm Bushing replacement
Saturn ION Control Arm Bushing replacement. Chevrolet Cobalt, HHR and probably other GM Delta platform cars as well. This is for the front button bushing that fails on many of these cars. BUY THE WHOLE CONTROL ARM THAT INCLUDES THE BUSHINGS AND BALL JOINT. Watch the whole video so you can see where I wasted time trying to line up the button bushing and how it is best to bolt the front (Roller Type) bushing in and get the ball joint in and then put the tire back on and let the car off the jack - then the new button bushing (the one that fails in the first place) will line up so the bolt can go through it. If you follow my advice on lining it up you can have it done in an hour less than it took me -- you will get it done in 90 minutes or less. You may need to have the wheel aligned -- my steering wheel moved a bit off center but the car seems to drive the same (it does not pull) and of course the loud banging of the arm against the frame is gone. I might get it aligned after I do the other side -- it has not failed yet however with time it could. Play the video full screen so you can see details. Sorry for any sloppy video work - the sun was setting and I had to switch cameras (battery issue) as well.
2003 Saturn Ion (Level 3) Start Up and Full Tour
2003 Saturn ION 3 w/ 128k miles. I give a full vehicle tour and review as well as start it up, show the engine, and demonstrate the sound system. Enjoy :)