Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
2006 Saturn Ion 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 60,000 miles
I have a 2006 Saturn Ion 2 with the CVT Transmission. While driving there is a grinding noise the increases frequency and gets louder the faster I go, it is directly related to vehicle road speed. I replaced the drivers side wheel bearing, but the noise is still present. During my initial inspection I inspected ball joints, tie rod ends, axles, and wheel bearings. The thing that really confuses me is that the noise is the typical wheel bearing noise, but while driving and loading of the wheel bearings the noise does not change as it typically would while swerving side to side to load and unload the bearing. Is this problem typical of Ion 2's? I am not a throw parts at it till its fixed type of person. I plan on doing a full inspection again, I just fear that it may be differential related, I have heard that the transmissions are weak. Any insite and direction would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time!
Thursday, November 4th, 2010 AT 10:17 PM