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How to replace rod bearing for 2004 saturn ion 2.2 ecotec motor

How hard is it to replace rod bearings

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If you have to ask it's way over your head. Rod bearings are about as deep into an engine as it gets. Best bet is to pull the engine and take it to a machine shop.

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Put the car's front on jackstands(front suspension hanging down) and chock the rear wheels.Remove the tire/wheel.Remove the bolt/nut for the lower balljoint.Remove the cotter pin on the large spindle nut.Remove the nut(you'll need a 1/2 or larger impact gun with the correct impact socket).Dislodge the ball joint from the knuckle(a large punch rapped on the sides of the knuckle hole will help to break it loose).Lower the control arm and pull the knuckle outward(the axle shaft should now slide out).Now you should be able to remove the bolts that retain the bearing assembly.Reassemble in reverse order,thread locking compound on the bolts for the bearing is probably a good idea.

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its easer with the hub and your not saving much because you need a big press to press the bearing in the hub

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I have a 2003 Saturn Ion with an Ecotec 2.2 engine. i had a loss of power when trying to accelerate. Now it is spitting and sputtering and will not hardly move.


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Replacement of wheel bearing 2004 saturn ion


Put the car's front on jackstands(front suspension hanging down) and chock the rear wheels.Remove the tire/wheel.Remove the bolt/nut for the lower balljoint.Remove the cotter pin on the large spindle nut.Remove the nut(you'll need a 1/2 or larger impact gun with the correct impact socket).Dislodge the ball joint from the knuckle(a large punch rapped on the sides of the knuckle hole will help to break it loose).Lower the control arm and pull the knuckle outward(the axle shaft should now slide out).Now you should be able to remove the bolts that retain the bearing assembly.Reassemble in reverse order,thread locking compound on the bolts for the bearing is probably a good idea.

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My 2004 saturn ion throttle sticks at between 1100 and 1500 rpms when i stop at redlights, etc. if i turn the key off and immediately back on, the idle returns to normal, (750-800 rpms), but may stick...


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Need to replace the wheelbearing or "hub"and need


You have an 2.2L DOHC or a 2.0L DOHC ECOTEC, either way same hub bearing for either size engine, with ABS brakes or without.

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Hello, i have a 2004 saturn ion quad coupe, and i shiped it overseas to use it. saturn doesnt exist in the middle east so there is no parts, i asked alot n people say that SATURN has the same OPEL parts....


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2003 SATURN ION CHIRPING ON BLOWER MOTOR , has a high pitch when the air is turned on seems to be coming from the passenger side.


Sounds like something in the blower motor fan (also called the squirrel cage) Sometimes mice bring things into this for a nest.

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Rumbling noise on front of saturn ion car


Sounds Like A Wheel Bearing Has Failed. ISOLATE it & Replace it

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2002 2.0L Duratech.

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  • NOTE: Use new connecting rod bearing cap bolts.
    NOTE: Do not fully tighten the connecting rod bearing cap bolts at this stage.
    Install the bearing caps.
  • Rotate the crankshaft through 180 degrees and insert pistons 2 and 3.
  • Position the corresponding bearing shells, clean and free of oil, into the connecting rod and the connecting rod bearing cap.
  • Coat the inner side of the bearing shells with engine oil.
  1. NOTE: The crankshaft must rotate freely, if necessary check and adjust the bearing clearances.
    Tighten the main bearing and connecting rod bearing bolts.
    1. Tighten the main bearing bolts in two stages.
      • Stage 1: 25 Nm.
      • Stage 2: 60 degrees.
    1. Tighten the connecting rod bearing bolts in two stages.
      • Stage 1: 35 Nm.
      • Stage 2: 90 degrees.
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