2004 Saturn Ion Redline
As a little update too I'm supposed to be picking up my 2006 Comp car with new axles, and trans mounts. No fuel leak was discovered yet but ill be happy to have her back
Yes it can.I almost bought a super mint hhr ss for 1500 once. It had 200k on it, but it was like showroom clean (he had hit a curb and broke the knuckle and axle so it was sitting)
The guy needed some time to find the title and get it cleaned out for me. In doing so, he didnt shut one of the doors all the way. Then it stormed several times. And when I finally went back to look again the interior was DESTROYED. Earth was growing inside of it. I was so mad. Told him I wouldnt give him a dime over 500 now. Car is still sitting in his yard.
Anyway, glad you got it figured out. Water can trash a car real quick.
I ordered this engine support and a attachment tool for vacuum bleeding. I'm gonna try and pull the trans this weekend. If its not the TOB ill at least gain experience on pulling these transmissions but I'm just gonna do everything while its out. Master cylinder, TOB, check the clutch wear since I'm not exactly sure what the actual issue is.Exactly why mine is getting f23 swapped when I get it running again. Theres no keeping these transmissions happy
Update: I got the ecm and fuse box removed, clutch line disconnected and capped off, shift cables and bracket removed, upper transmission mount unbolted, steering shaft disconnected and the wheel tied in place, I got both sides of the suspension removed, fluid drained, and axles removed. I'm gonna leave the LCAs, steering rack, and sway bar on the cradleIts not as difficult of a job as a lot of people would thing. Just take your time. Lay everything you take apart out the best you can. Itll be very tedious your first time. Take lots of pictures also
Thanks she's getting thereLooking good my dude!
If you have multiple jacks, it will def help dropping the cradle. Also reinstalling. First time I did it, I had 1 jack and 2 jack stands. Pretty much laid under the car, pulled the cradle on top of me, and used my legs and arms to raise it while an 8 year old started the bolts for me. It was a disaster.
That old saying, "work smarter, not harder" really clicked that day.
Youre on the right path! You got this!