Question about 2004 Saturn ION
It drives great except for the first left of the day. No other sounds no matter how fast, slow or right turns. Ideas?? Thank you!
CV joint on the left side is going out. It will grind once or twice "sometimes" when first starting to drive. Best to have both CV joints replaced. Roughly 400.00 to 450.00 parts and labor. Don't take it to a dealer. Dealer shop rates run 90.00 an hour. It will instantly become a 700.00 to 800.00 dollar job. A good reputable mechanic can order replacements and have it done in a day!
Posted on Oct 11, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
No. Low brake fluid won't cause your brakes to grind. It wont hurt to check the fluid level though. Yes, it is something you should be concerned about. When they replaced your tires, did they say anything to you about the brakes? Most shops will take a look at the thickness of the brake pads especially since they already have the wheels off and that just happens to be the best possible oppertunity to check the brakes for wear! Did you have the noise before the tires were replaced and if so did you mention it to the shop? It is possible that it is a wheel bearing but it is more likely that it is the brakes. The only way to tell for sure is to have it inspected.
Posted on Feb 28, 2009
check that you havent bent the baking plate behind rotor or drum that it is just touching the disc rotor and any anti rattle clips on brake caliper that they are fitted correctly.
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
Have you checked your wheel bearings? When these go out you can get a harsh grinding noise. This sounds like that is what it might be. Does it happen when you are going fast/slow turning/going straight? I know you said it's inconsistent but the more info the better. However, if I had to bet, based on what you have already said, it's your wheel bearings. Let me know if you have further questions. Thanks for using FixYa!
Posted on Aug 01, 2009
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