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Old 11-16-2008, 10:20 PM   #1
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2005 Ion 2, 48K. we've been hearing a noise in the front end for a few weeks now when we turn the steering wheel. the steering wheel seems to have play in it and the noise is kind of a clunking noise. the noise seems to get better or go away after the car warms up good. could it be the rack and pinion steering or bushings? we had a mechanic look at it and he heard the noise when he drove it but he couldn't determine the cause. could tie-rod ends be worn out? thanks for any input.
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Old 11-17-2008, 11:06 AM   #2
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There is a TSB for the steering column i-shaft because it has a little play in it. All they will do is turn the i-shaft 180 degrees and see if that fixes the problem. If it is more than a tiny noise, just go to a place like Tuffy's and have them check out the front suspension to see if the tie rods or ball joints are shot.
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Old 11-17-2008, 11:48 AM   #3
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while you're at it, have them check out the control arm bushings, they also are a weak spot on earlier ions.
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