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Old 12-30-2008, 11:43 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

I recently (around 20K miles) noticed a grunt or groan noise from the front of the vehicle when I accelerate the car after idling for a while.

Saturn technician told me it is ABS self check and it is normal. I came back and did some internet research and found that the abs self check does do such noise, at least sometimes for some cars.

My question,

1) Why I never noticed it before? I have had the cars for 1.5 years and only noticed it after one year. It means it did not do that during the first year, otherwise I won't miss it. Is there any part worn out so that the noise becomes noticeable? Should I replace such parts?

2) will the situation become worse overtime?

Thanks.

Jay

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Old 12-30-2008, 01:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: grunt or groan when start off

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1) Why I never noticed it before? I have had the cars for 1.5 years and only noticed it after one year. It means it did not do that during the first year, otherwise I won't miss it. Is there any part worn out so that the noise becomes noticeable? Should I replace such parts?

2) will the situation become worse overtime?

Thanks.

Jay
Like you, I didn't notice the ABS self test until owning the vehicle for some time. It kicks in the moment I go past 5mph after turning the engine on. You'll notice it more if you *gently* coast or accelerate on smooth pavement. On the other extreme, you may not notice it at all if you take off on gravel or poorly paved surfaces. The problem doesn't appear to to have gotten worse in my VUE. I believe my VUE has always done it, but I just wasn't paying any attention to it most of the time. I don't think it'll get worse over time.

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Old 12-30-2008, 02:59 PM   #3
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I only noticed it on mine after I disabled it, if that makes sense. I pulled the ABS fuse because I wanted to have a little fun in the snow. The ABS light would come on after I started moving, because the self-check couldn't perform.

Once I installed the fuse, the *bzzzt* became obvious to me again once rolling! I doubt there's anything wrong with your car.

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Old 12-30-2008, 03:06 PM   #4
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sounds like I just have to ignore and live with it..

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u should be good..i notice mine because my cb radio picks up the noise..right when u take off just over like 5 mph..

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