Will the working motor from my 2004 Saturn Ion 2 L fit the transmission in my 2003 Saturn Ion 2 L

I have a 2003 Saturn ion 2.2 L with a blown engine it has a manual transmission. I have a 2004 Saturn Ion 2.2 L with a good motor currently with an automatic transmission. If I pulled a good engine out of the 2004 will it fit onto the manual transmission in the 2003? Are there any special circumstances that I may have to anticipate?

My car has 107000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

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Hi there. We get this type of question quite a bit. In most cases, the engines themselves will fit just fine and will be compatible with the transmission. However, the issues that always occur is linking with the ECU, fuel systems and ignition system problems. Since we don’t offer this service, your best bet is to contact a local engine swap specialist to consult with them about how to resolve common compatibility issues.

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The 2003 and 2004 IONs were available with the VTi continuously variable transmission.
The 2003 and 2004 Ion Coupes were available with the VTi continuously variable transmission or a Getrag F23 5-speed manual. For 2004, Saturn also re-calibrated the electric power steering, as well as upgraded interior materials, and offered new sound systems.
Some other things to look out for are that some cars have CVT written on the transmission dipstick. Others even have a CVT badge on the car. Often, there will be no 3,2,1 on the gearshift gate, with only P, N and D. If buying from a dealer, ask the question and they are obliged to tell you.
A Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) does not use gears like a typical transmission. Rather, it uses 2 pulleys attached by a belt. It`s a bit like a snowmobile transmission: One pulley connects to the engine, the other pulley to the transmission. The belt moves the power between them.
Unlike a traditional automatic (or manual transmission, for that matter), a CVT does not have a fixed number of preset gears. Instead, it uses an unlimited number of gear ratios to accommodate the driving style and conditions at any given moment.
Depending on the vehicle and the driver, a CVT can provide a smoother driving experience when comparing it to a traditional automatic. According to Carfax, one of the most significant advantages to having a CVT is that they are often more fuel-efficient than a regular automatic.
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Loose connections at the positive and negative battery terminals. Very dirty or clogged air filters can also cause your engine to underperform. Loose timing belts are another likely cause. A mechanic will check these and replace them if they appear loose and worn.

Take care of your Saturn Ion and it`ll take care of you. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Ion.
When you accelerate your vehicle, you should experience a smooth, seamless, and constant acceleration for your car. If the transmission or acceleration slips and you lose power during driving, is a symptom of a bad or faulty CVT transmission.
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Among the 2.5 million cars that General Motors is recalling due to defective ignition switches are thousands of Saturn Ions produced from 2003-2007. The ignition switch in these Saturn Ion models lacks enough torque to keep the key in the “on” position if the driver accidentally bumps it with his or her knee.
With CVT the engine output is transferred via the torque converter. The torque converter is configured with an ATF and along with working like a clutch, is an important vehicle part for increasing torque and transferring powerful kinetic force when moving off.
The only things that`s make the different for CVT fluid is that the fluid has to produce more fiction rather than less fiction. It is because it`d running on pulley system running by belts, it has to be lubricant cation with more fiction to keep the belt from slipping on the pulley system.
What is a CVT like in the city? A CVT transmission is possibly the best to drive in the city. Because it has an infinite amount of gear ratios, the TCU of a CVT keeps the engine in its sweet spot making this transmission one of the most efficient. With that, as there are no physical gears to change, these are smooth.
Indeed, some owners who keep to the factory-specified service intervals, use the recommended lubricant(s) and avoid abusive driving habits can get up to 200,000 trouble-free miles with a CVT.
Among all the types of transmissions, DCT is the most efficient as it doesn`t let fuel go to waste during shift in transmissions. CVT, on the other hand, doesn`t lag far behind and is also fairly efficient. The continuous running of the belt among the pulleys doesn`t interrupt power flow to the wheels.
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The belt mechanism of the CVT transmission which drives the pulley or rotor/disc in a CVT unit makes the necessary gear shifts as per the power input and vehicle s momentum.

The Saturn Corporation, also known as Saturn LLC, was an American automobile manufacturer, a registered trademark established on January 7, 1985, as a subsidiary of General Motors.
In 1985, GM incorporated its Saturn company and purchased land in Spring Hill, Tenn., to build a manufacturing plant. Construction began in 1986, representing a $1.9 billion investment by GM. By 1988, the plant was completed, the first workers hired and by the following year, the first dealers were appointed.
Saturn was an automobile manufacturer and a registered trademark under General Motors. It was established in 1985 and was later bought by General Motors. Since its inception, Saturn has produced a number of unique vehicles which competed against Japanese automakers such as Toyota for the compact car market in the US.
A loose or disconnected air hose or vacuum hose can cause quite a bit of violent shaking and vibration in your car`s engine. To correct the problem, simply look for any loose or disconnected hoses and reattach them and replace them as needed.
If you begin to feel persistent shaking in your car, it`s best that you get to the problem right away before continuing to drive. Continuing to drive with the shaking can result in further damaging parts, ruining your tires, and other costly problems that could be avoided by a quick trip to your mechanic.
Installing new spark plugs is the best way to resolve such vibration related issues. The timing belt ensures the accurate functioning of many critical components of the engine. Any issues with the timing belt can cause your car`s engine to vibrate.

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