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05-19-2019 02:37 PM
1Redline
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Originally Posted by Driverside View Post
Redline1, I just took mine into a local tire shop with top ratings across the board, for tires and front end skills.

After a new set of tires and a cam, caster, full on alignment, the knocking sounds are completely gone and as expected, the grip and steering tightness is back to like-new car feel. The technician in the tire shop after looking over the front end, stated the front end looked fine, which is when I asked him not to replace the front tires until the alignment and front end shop took a look. They concurred with the tire tech, and also noticed an inside wheel dent which was repaired, and was found to be part of the problem. The sway bar was as new.

Drives so tight now it is remarakble what a small dent, can do to performance steering. I asked my girlfriend, if she could recall running over anything while driving it, and after some hedging did admit to running atop a low curb which was probably where the dent came from. Never noticed it as it was under and inside. Minor but the effect was profound.

Is she going to drive it again? Uhmmm, uhmmm, well yah probably........




interesting


quess there are lots of reasons for problems with the psteering


I took a unexpected 6 inch deep pot hole yesterday and I did not feel a thing so there must be some

parts still working
05-19-2019 02:16 PM
1Redline
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Originally Posted by REDLINE1313 View Post
Fe5 from cobaltSS 08-10 is the best way. If the control arms are aluminum and not black steel you are good.moog endlinks are good along with sway bar bushings and the replacement 2 bolt bar brackets.

thanks


I have to explain this to the guy at the shop though


the dealer oddly recommended ZZP to me last time and ZZP does not have a strut for the ion


I could have had this done but ZZP is only cobalt now
04-27-2019 08:23 AM
Driverside Redline1, I just took mine into a local tire shop with top ratings across the board, for tires and front end skills.

After a new set of tires and a cam, caster, full on alignment, the knocking sounds are completely gone and as expected, the grip and steering tightness is back to like-new car feel. The technician in the tire shop after looking over the front end, stated the front end looked fine, which is when I asked him not to replace the front tires until the alignment and front end shop took a look. They concurred with the tire tech, and also noticed an inside wheel dent which was repaired, and was found to be part of the problem. The sway bar was as new.

Drives so tight now it is remarakble what a small dent, can do to performance steering. I asked my girlfriend, if she could recall running over anything while driving it, and after some hedging did admit to running atop a low curb which was probably where the dent came from. Never noticed it as it was under and inside. Minor but the effect was profound.

Is she going to drive it again? Uhmmm, uhmmm, well yah probably........
04-26-2019 08:42 AM
REDLINE1313 Fe5 from cobaltSS 08-10 is the best way. If the control arms are aluminum and not black steel you are good.moog endlinks are good along with sway bar bushings and the replacement 2 bolt bar brackets.
04-16-2019 05:59 PM
1Redline I miss Saturn dealership
04-15-2019 08:01 AM
Driverside
Nothing Wrong?

The "tech"?

What does that mean?

I'm assuming "the tech" was assisting the "sales" department in selling you a car. Perhaps having it looked at by another shop, might get you the right answer. Never trust a "tech" who works for the same company that you are in the process of buying a car from.

In fact that prompts me to take it in to a front-end alignment shop and too, my trusted local small repair shop that I know mechanics there, by name, for many years now, to get an unbiased review.

The Saturn Ion, nor any other car, was designed to produce a clunk sound, when everything is working properly.
04-14-2019 02:50 PM
1Redline
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Originally Posted by Driverside View Post
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My Ion Quad-2 has this clunking sound but I suspect it is caused by work lower arm bushings or the entire ball joint itself: https://www.moog-suspension-parts.co...aturn_ion_2005

When I got my regular ion, new, I asked about the noise at Saturn and the tech said nothing wrong with them

clunk clunk clunk ...
04-12-2019 08:47 AM
Driverside .
My Ion Quad-2 has this clunking sound but I suspect it is caused by work lower arm bushings or the entire ball joint itself: https://www.moog-suspension-parts.co...aturn_ion_2005
04-08-2019 09:27 PM
1Redline thanks for the feedback
04-08-2019 08:44 PM
lqh2552 In all honestly, I have found all links that I've gotten don't last more than a few years. I've had the OEM, Moog, cheap aftermarket ones, and now currently have the new style Moogs. All in all, I've probably gone through five or six sets of end links and ended up having them start clunking eventually.

I've heard good things about the PowerGrid endlinks, but they are pretty expensive.

Some of the endlinks are thicker and feel more stout (e.g. Moogs), but I honestly don't feel the difference out on the road during spirited driving.
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