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TURNING THE WHEEL BACK AND FORTH MAKES NOISE

2004 Saturn Ion • 145,000 miles

Vin #1G8AZ52F44Z226465. I can hear the noise when turning Thank you so much for your help
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Troy31
October 10, 2011.




When moving the steering wheel? Or when the steering wheel is turned and you are moving? If when turning the steering wheel, it is most likely a problem in the steering rack. If while the car is moving, it is most likely a CV Joint.
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Rivermikerat
Oct 10, 2011.
Yes, while moving forward and moving the wheel back and forth

Tiny
Troy31
Oct 10, 2011.
See if you hear the noise while sitting still and moving the steering back and forth.

Rivermikerat
Oct 10, 2011.
I don't hear it unless I'm moving

Tiny
Troy31
Oct 10, 2011.
Bad CV joint. Look for the ripped one on the side you hear the noise from.

Rivermikerat
Oct 10, 2011.
I would replace the sway bushings your car doesnt require you to replace the brackets its a late enough vin.

Saturntech9
Oct 10, 2011.
There is a bullentin for the sway bar bushings clunking I have replaced so many for clunking I have lost count. Very common on those cars.

Saturntech9
Oct 10, 2011.
Thank you so much, your advice is very much appreciated. Again, thank you

Tiny
Troy31
Oct 10, 2011.
Your welcome thats what were here for keep us posted on how it goes.

Saturntech9
Oct 10, 2011.
I've replaced everything else, that's all that's left. I just didn't figure it was something so simple

Tiny
Troy31
Oct 10, 2011.

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