Replacing the brake calipers on a Saturn Ion is a bit more complex than some other models. There are extra steps you may have to take depending on the rear and front calipers. In addition, bleeding the brake system afterwards varies on whether or not you have anti-lock brakes.
Tools Used: Tools, Multiple various wrenches, Jack stand, Tire iron, Fresh brake fluid, Saturn Ion caliper, Copper gaskets, Small rubber pieces, Clear container, Transparent tube, C-clamp
Prepare Your Ion
Siphon off fluid from the brake master cylinder until it is half full. Use a suction-tube device like a turkey baster.