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Old 11-04-2016, 02:20 PM
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Looking at an 03 Ion for my daughter. VIN#1G8AJS2F132104510
Can anyone tell me based on that if it has the CVT transmission?
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Old 11-04-2016, 07:47 PM
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I can tell you it is an invalid VIN.

Get the correct VIN (read it off the car and check at least twice (not sarcastic)) -- we all make boo boos

Then use the VIN decoder on this site under the Tools menu. I believe it states tranny.
If not, go to https://vpic.nhtsa.dot.gov/decoder/
 
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Old 11-04-2016, 10:20 PM
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Check the production date if it is an early 03. Ecotec engines before approximately April of 03 need the improved timing chain kit installed. I have a late 03 with 200k miles and I am going to pop it open and replace all the chains and guides, it sounds quiet but it is on a stand not in a car.
 
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Old 11-11-2016, 12:42 PM
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Thanks for the info. Unfortunately the VIN was listed on an add. They must have copied something wrong. I figured I could check before I wasted any time looking at the vehicle.
 
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I'm wanting to know the same thing with this VIN: 1G8AW12F84Z122305

VIN decoder on here just says automatic. When I've checked the VIN on a VUE, it actually showed it had a CVT.

OOPS, never mind I see it now.
 
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Old 01-29-2017, 06:45 AM
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Send me some of that moonshine, Tooter. I miss it.
 
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Old 01-29-2017, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Rubehayseed View Post
Send me some of that moonshine, Tooter. I miss it.
I don't know where to find any.
 
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Old 01-30-2017, 09:34 AM
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That's too bad. I'm thinking about making my own. Right now I just have a Mr. Beer kit for making my own beer. Sometimes it turns out good, sometimes not!
 
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