2004 saturn ion transmission

Asked by Feb 21, 2016 at 05:11 PM about the 2004 Saturn ION 2 Coupe

Question type: General

My car has a cvt transmission is there a way to put
a regular transmission in to my car the cvt
replacement is out of my budget by a lot

2 Answers


Your all good to go, the Ion already has a 5 speed automatic transmission, no CVT. I just saved you a ton of money.

In thought so too but when you replace the CVT for the 5 speed auto there is a bunch of problems. Only the ion 3 has the CVT, and the 3 has many options that the lower levels don't have, and you have to replace the computer and fuse box in the car for it to work. The key fob no longer works, cruise, premium stereo, auto lights, pdl no longer work. Luckily I bought a parts car and replaced motor and trans, computer etc, and also the whole dash, so I have to live with those small inconveniences, but no big deal, the parts car had half the mileage and it runs great and the trans works great too.

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