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2004 Saturn Ion oil change

Where is the oil drain plug and oil filter located on a 2004 Saturn Ion 2.2

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Oil drain plug is its on the back passenger side of the engine out of sight unless you under the car itself .

It's a cartridge filter that goes into a canister.You'll need a 32mm oil filter canister socket to remove the cover to access the filter. You can find it at PepBoys for less than $10 by the other oil change supplies.

Posted on Jul 18, 2010

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