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Old 11-02-2017, 07:27 AM   #1
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Default 2006 Ion 3, 2.2L

I've seen some videos on YouTube, but those are really LOUD clicks. My are annoying but are much less, well, violent. It starts when I start the engine, and continues for about two minutes, until warm. Then it slowly fades away. It's noticeable when idling initially. Then, when in Drive, it is only obvious when I accelerate. If I put the car in Neutral and hit the gas, it doesn't occur when it's just a little warm.

My theories - Busted engine mount lifting motor from exhaust flange?
Exhaust leak - perhaps in exhaust manifold?
Noisy lifters (!)?

I think it's exhaust. Anyone else with an idea?

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Old 11-02-2017, 11:43 AM   #2
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Default Re: 2006 Ion 3, 2.2L

where's your video?

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Old 11-08-2017, 11:50 AM   #3
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I don't have a video. I watched other videos. They all seem wrong.

Increasingly, I'm also getting a thumpthumpthump sounds whenever I let OFF the gas when the engine is warm.

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Old 11-10-2017, 11:40 AM   #4
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Anyone?

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Old 11-21-2017, 07:03 AM   #5
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Determined the 2nd sound was a bad front right shock. THAT fixed a lot of little issues. Still don't know about the clicking when cold.

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Old 11-21-2017, 09:18 AM   #6
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Default Re: 2006 Ion 3, 2.2L

Find a large empty parking lot and make sharp figure eights both at slow creeping speeds as well as while slightly accelerating. Clicking indicates possibly an outer CV joint. Noise left turn, left side, left outer joint, and vise versa the joint can be bad even if there is no play If your lucky they can clean and repack the joint with the proper grease.
Check that its not a loose wheel, rust between the rotor and hub. If the strut mount is going it will also make a popping / springing noise and the vehicle might pull. I also always check the rubber bushings and mounts including engine mounts, swaybar bushings & links as sound will travel through other components.

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Old 07-23-2018, 09:25 AM   #7
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Sorry for the very late response.

The clicking is definitely not wheel related. It occurs for the first 30-60 seconds after starting the car, regardless of motion.

Yes, 8 months later, still happening.

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Old 07-23-2018, 10:56 AM   #8
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Default Re: 2006 Ion 3, 2.2L

On my daughter's 06 ION, the exhaust shield that the ox sensor goes through,
was rusted through around a bolt that holds it on. I used large washers and a piece of conduit to compensate.
It could be that is where your clicking or rattle is coming from.
Also, watch for rusted fuel line in front of rear wheel area drivers side.
Also, wire shield wore through on drivers side engine block and caused fuse
to intermittently blow. So look for wire loom resting on engine block and move it away and secure with a zip tie.

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VentureForth, in all the time that passed, did you crawl under and look around or have it up on a lift and everything under the car examined by anyone?

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Old 07-24-2018, 09:16 AM   #10
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Honestly, no. Since it goes away after 15 seconds or so, I've considered it more of an annoyance than a major problem.

I did see jskiguy's comment, so that will give me something to look at. I've noticed other drivers have had a similar experience, but no diagnosis.

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Old 07-24-2018, 02:54 PM   #11
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Sometimes it pays to seek out opinions from people a little more knowledgeable than we think we are.

I thought I had a wheel balance problem and couldn't figure out which wheel so I brought my car to a repair shop I used when new tires and rims were put together. No sooner when the car was lifted when the manager called me from the waiting room to look at the right front wheel - a wheel bearing and lower control arm. I ran into a curb some years ago from a little too much enthusiasm after digging out of one of NYCs snow dumps and wanted to go for a joy ride/food shopping. I 'drifted' into a curb with a little too much speed in fluffy snow, bounced off the curb and examined for damage. At the time, it was a bent front lower control arm, replaced a few days later. The wheel bearing finally let go after about five years later after my 'drifting' event. I had a rattle that plagued my car for several years. New struts, new steel/rubber bushings in the rear (!$#%&*) and the rattle remained. When I left the car at the shop to replace the worn control arm and wheel bearing I asked if someone could determine what the rattle came from. I went home and the shop called telling me the rear stabilizer bar bushings were worn. They claimed bushings were discontinued and would have to be ordered. I picked up the car, had Firestone perform a wheel alignment and a week later crawled under the rear to shake the stabilizer bar. It was loose. Since I didn't want to wait for ordering a pair of rubber bushings, I made inserts to fit between the bar and rubber to take up the slop from compressed bushings. No more rattles from the rear. Later in the year I'll examine the front end and see if those rubbers are worn....The car sounds much quieter with the rear rattles gone and I can appreciate the firm ride it always had.

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