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  1. Help! Urgent! 04 ion redline

    General Discussion
    I was removing the cv axle on the passenger side of my 04 redline and the cv joint is stuck in the intermediate shaft that goes into the tranny. I removed the whole intermediate shaft and the cv joint will not come so I'm gonna have to order a new intermediate shaft. I uploaded the link/pic that...
  2. Transmission Issues - P0741 Code

    Problems & Troubleshooting
    Hi, I'm trying to troubleshoot my 2007 Saturn Ion 3 with the 2.2, automatic transmission. I am getting a loud whirring noise (similar to when a CD "rewinds") when I accelerate. The noise is intermittent and generally only during acceleration around 35-50 mph. It does not help to let off the...
  3. WTB 2.2l clutch and pressure plate

    Buy/Sell Parts
    I have a 2006 saturn ion QC with a 2.2l manual transmission f23 I believe. I am looking for a pressure plate and clutch. I don't care what stage it is. I just badly need them for the right price. Pm me what u have and what u want for it. In desperate DESPERATE need here guys.
  4. Redline Transmission Trouble

    Problems & Troubleshooting
    I have lost my bottom gears (2, 4, &R) in my '04 Ion Redline. Took it to a small country mechanic and he said that I need a whole new transmission!!!! up to $3,500. Is he correct, or is there a more economical fix? Background: 2nd gear has always been difficult to catch, but now it is gone...
  5. Transmission weight

    General Discussion
    My throwout bearing has started to make some noise so in a few weeks I plan on pulling my transmission out and redoing all the bearings etc. Unfortunately I don't have a transmission jack and I was wondering if anyone has removed their tranny and can tell me approximately how heavy it is! If...
  6. Transmission Bearing Going Bad?

    Problems & Troubleshooting
    I started hearing a roar in the front drivers side of my car a few weeks ago, I figured it was a wheel bearing and didn't think much of it since my daily driving is max 40 mph and 10 min at a time. after about two weeks the roar got really loud. last week I got the car up on the lift and...
  7. Weird Vibration When Letting Revs Come Down In 4rth and 5th Gear.

    Problems & Troubleshooting
    So I left my RL sitting for a couple of days because I had plenty of errands and decided to take my more fuel effecient 03 Quadcoupe. I drove off in the RL yesterday everything seemed fine, as I came to a redlight i was in 4rth and decided to let the revs come down. Thats when it happened, a...
  8. Can anyone give manual transmission advice please?

    General Discussion
    I have a 2005 ION Redline which I love. I have a decent commute to and from work each day so my mileage is getting up there (108,000) but for the most part the car runs great. Today I get to a freeway onramp and as I change from 1st to 2nd gear there's a big clunk. (Just light acceleration...
  9. 1st and 2nd gear noises ???

    Problems & Troubleshooting
    I have a 2005 RL and every time i start to car, it sounds as if something is rubbing or grinding lightly against something. As i pull off in first gear the grinding noise is still there and as i shift into 2nd it stays until i shift into 3rd and so on. Only in first and 2nd will the noise occur...
  10. Can't shift into 1st (intermittant)

    Problems & Troubleshooting
    I searched the board and couldn't find an answer to this. About 1 in 10 shifts into 1st gear from a dead stop, the gear shift lever refuses to budge—no amount of force can make it go. I have to lift up off the clutch, push it back down, and then it'll let me shift. All other gears shift just...
  11. Clutch, Transmission, 5th Gear Synchro Rings Gone- Price and advice

    Problems & Troubleshooting
    Hello everyone, New to the forums. 2004 Silver Saturn Ion Redline. I'm wondering if anyone has an estimate or rough price I should expect on replacing the synchro ring for 5th gear. The clutch won't stay in. Big question is whether they can do it with the tranny in the vehicle still or if they...
  12. Clutch Issue.

    Problems & Troubleshooting
    74k Miles. 2004 IRL Daily Driven Year Round. Madison Wisconsin. Mechanically she is all stock as far as I am aware. Lately my clutch pedal has engaging closer and closer to the floor. Today however when I went to go get it picked up from the window tinter she went completely to the floor...
  13. 3rd Gear Synchro issues at 52k miles?

    Problems & Troubleshooting
    So I know we all love our Ion Redlines here - but as my new user name suggests...I think I have a lemon. Here is the history: Purchased the Ion redline in 2004 - new (probably the first mistake, I know). In the first couple years I had endless fit and finish problems - some of my favorites...