There are 2 bolts holding it in place. The filter is pretty easy to change. Rate the quality of this post and help ddemier7 reputation points. It's part number 5541506 on rock auto. I reversed out of a parking spot, and was left in the middle of a busy intersection with a car that would not drive forward. Saturn changed the transmissions on both in 2005 model year.
I got the cheap one. The fluid is expensive and hurts when it spills on the garage floor. Rate the quality of this post and help ddemier7 reputation points. In order to drive instead of worrying, make sure that the automatic transmission for Saturn Ion functions properly by changing gear ratios as the vehicle moves. It looks like any other tranny filter from the 1950s until now. I fill via the dipstick and a long funnel.
You ultimately will either have to fix the car over and over or junk it yourself. That and not having a dipstick to even check the fluid sucks. Transmissions use fluid not only for lubrication but to actually move the car, therefore the fluid is under much more stress than engine oil. I canot locate this hex head drain hole. The parts counter folks are mis informed. Dealerships won't tell you about this of course because the want to make your money. Highly Recommend: Replacing or bypassing transmission cooler.
That's a whole different animal that you don't want. The fluid was the most expensive part of the process. The filter is pretty easy to change. No way in hell was I paying 57 dollars for a filter. Even with the top bolt being a pain, it only took about 15 mins to pull the pan, unbolt the filter put the new one in, and bolt the pan back up. But I would definitely find a Saturn authorized dealer even if its out of your state and double check w your Vin. I did some more digging.
In order to check the transmission fluid, your vehicle likely has check valve on the bottom of the transmission on the bottom of your car. I pulled to the shoulder, turned off the car, turned it back on and was able to drive 50 mph to work. It wasn't even red anymore completely brown and burned. Since most of the Satun dealers have closed there doors this would be helpful to know. It wasn't even red anymore completely brown and burned. The car shop definitely knows me by first name, but let's forgive all of that to normal car maintenance and enduring Wisconsin winters. Not to mention that I had just added brand new tires to the car, but that was my own fault for not looking closely at the tires.
So I wrote down the part number 24220578 and hit the web. These types of transmissions are designed to be maintenance free. Don't understand why he was doubted. I used the Toyota fluid, it seems to work great. She almost was killed due to this. Hear from other customers via the 2,088 reviews on parts for your Saturn Ion. Its not a mistake on rock auto.
You will need a funnel, and fill slowly. Thanks guysi work at a body shop i can put this ion on our lift but i aint seeing a drain plug yet. The drain plug is a 24mm hex. Until, just two days ago. I cannot afford a new car. Poorest decision in the car making world ever. Not to mention I also just purchased 4 brand new tires on it for 500 dollars.
I had already bought this Castrol but i still have my reciept from AutoZone. Then you are not covered because the mileage will probably be too high to be covered under the warranty. Since then, I've had to replace sway bar, brake pads, brake shoes, you name it! AutoZone has everything you need when it comes to high-quality replacement parts. I had to have my car pushed out of the street and towed to the car shop. There were no used transmissions. I think the reason nobody knows about these is because they are supposed to be a dealer only part. Our research indicates that your vehicle does not have a transmission fluid dipstick.
I was stoked to see they had a cheaper one than the original ac delco. I totaled my car not to mention damaged someones concrete wall and could have died or hit someone!! I have an 03 Ion 2 w an automatic tranny. I have had various other problems. The car has 143000 and it should have been changed at 100000 like the manual says. Rate the quality of this post and help ddemier7 reputation points. I was stoked to see they had a cheaper one than the original ac delco. I will probably have to jack car up pretty high cuz i sware im not seeing it and im looking around the frame rail.