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Ion clutch I have an 03 ion-1 and it will not go into gear. I can start the car in N and then I can't put it in gear. Or I can start the car in gear and as long as I give it gas, It will go but then I can't shift. I am trying to fugure out what may be wrong so I know what parts to order.

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  • jaymorri Nov 13, 2008

    I have a 04 ion 1 and have been experiencing the same symptoms. I have had it at the dealer 3 times and they have sold me so far a clutch assembly, slave cylinder, master cylinder, and a clutch pedal assembly. This is in a period of time of about 5 weeks. I picked it up from the dealer yesterday and it feels like the linkage is starting to accumulate air in the line once again.

  • tdarvel Feb 05, 2009

    I have just about had it with my 2005 Saturn Ion, it only has 114,000kms. on it and I just got told the master cylinder needs replacing and that the whole clutch assembly has been ruined due to the leakage and that the entire assembly needs replacing for about $2000.00. My 1997 Saturn SL 1 lasted 417,000 kms. I replaced the clutch after about 250,000 kms. and the valves went in the end. What one earth did they do to the new "Ecotec" engine that makes it so useless? I've also had the ignitioin housing replaced and fixed 3 times so far only covered on warranty twice.



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It sounds like a hydraulic cylinder. The clutch master cylinder is behind the pedal. The slave cylinder is on the engine/transmission. If it is a cable-driven clutch, Make sure it's connected properly.

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