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How Do I Fix a ’04 Saturn Ion’s Front Brakes?


The Saturn S-Series had a long and relatively successful run as the automaker’s entry-level vehicle, but its reign came to an end in 2003 when Saturn revealed the all-new Ion Quad Coupe. The 2004 Saturn Ion came standard with a 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine that produced 140 horsepower. Also standard on the Ion were ventilated front disc brakes. Replacing the pads on the front of the Ion is a great way to save some money, but you must always check the condition of the rotor to assure a long pad life.

Things You’ll Need

Breaker bar, Socket set, Floor jack, Jack stands, Drain pan, 8-inch C-clamp, Six-point, box-end wrench set, Ratchet, Bungee strap, Flat-head screwdriver, Rubber mallet, Brake cleaner, Clean, lint-free cloth, Torque wrench, DOT 3 brake fluid