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Old 03-27-2005, 11:50 AM   #1
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Default Haunted 2005 Ion2???

Got my new Ion 2 about 2 months ago and like it. One strange thnig though. Every so often, when I am at a full stop, I hear knocking (3 to 5 times) from the rear,. It sounds pretty much as if someone is caught in the trunk and trying to signal for help. I am serios about this.

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Old 03-27-2005, 12:06 PM   #2
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Do you only notice it when you have your radio off or quiet and you stop fairly quick? If so, the same thing happened to me sometimes in my old 2000 SL. I determined that it was the gas in the gas tank banging the sides of the tank. Could be wrong, but I checked that car pretty extensively and thatz all I could find that made noise like that.
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Old 03-27-2005, 12:10 PM   #3
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I think its the platform the car is built on it xpands and contracts as it heats and cools i too have noticed this but from the front of the car.
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Old 03-27-2005, 01:56 PM   #4
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I noticed the same thing in my 2005 Ion 1. It happens often when I start the car. I heard 3-4 "knocks" from the rear.
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Old 03-27-2005, 02:22 PM   #5
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I heard that once in my 04 Redline and it scared the crap out of me.
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Old 03-27-2005, 02:32 PM   #6
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Default Re: Haunted 2005 Ion2???

I've also heard a sound I'd describe similiarly to this... however I only notice it after a harsh stop with a low tank, and only with the radio down... rare occurance LOL
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I think its the platform the car is built on it xpands and contracts as it heats and cools i too have noticed this but from the front of the car.
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Old 03-27-2005, 07:32 PM   #8
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hahaha is that a new option on the 05s? the Expand and Contract package??? any Performance gains??
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Old 03-27-2005, 08:09 PM   #9
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I too have noticed this couple of times, the first time i thought someone was knocking on my trunk.
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Old 03-27-2005, 08:36 PM   #10
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i have noticed that in my quad coupe when i have the radio off
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Old 03-28-2005, 09:42 AM   #11
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Anyone ever mentioned this to a Saturn dealer?
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Old 03-28-2005, 10:46 AM   #12
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Dang I've heard the same thing!



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Old 03-29-2005, 11:34 AM   #13
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Default Re: Haunted 2005 Ion2???

I've noticed a dull thumping every now and then when coming to a sudden stop. I figured it was something rolling around in the trunk. I tightened down the spare tire and double-checked the battery. All was good.

I have heard popping sounds before on my VUE particularly on a cold but sunny day. Figured it was the polymer body panels expanding.
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Old 03-29-2005, 11:55 AM   #14
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...Guys, it's the fuel. Braking will not cause the body panels to shift, expand, or contract. Those things happen with temperature changes. There really isn't anything to worry about.

But to tell you the truth, I think the fuel tank on the Ion is noisier than any car I've ever driven.
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I have noticed the fuel sloshing around in the tank, but I don't know of anything I can do. Also, when the fuel sloshes, the fuel guage starts bouncing around, sometimes by as much as half a tank. The fuel level in the tank does not seem to have much effect on the amount of sloshing around. I wonder if Saturn would install some baffles or something ino the tank, cuz it is starting to get annoying.
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You guys have to get rid of those bodies in the trunk.

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On the subject of the fuel guage, mine fluxuates greatly depending on which way I park (or drive, for that matter) on a hill. They are pretty unreliable.
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This sound happens when my car isn't moving, particulary when I start the car, (I'm not parking on a hill). So I don't think is fuel moving in the tank wich makes that noise..
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My 2004 redline same thing, I don't know what it is but it's weired though.
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