Saturn Ion Clunking Noise In the Front Suspension

Willi’s question:

My saturn ion is making a loud clunking noise from the front whenever I hit large bumps or potholes. I’ve looked under there, and even jacked the car up. but I can’t see anything loose or broken under there. Have you seen this before in an Ion?


Yes, it’s actually a very common problem in those cars. The front torsion bar bushings and clamps wear out and the torsion bar then clunks against the frame. so take a trip to the nearest saturn dealer and buy a pair of torsion bar clamps and bushings. They just bolt off and on after you jack the car off to get the weight off the torsion bar. Once that tension is gone, it’s a simple job with basic hand tools.

  1. 1Willi said on Dec 22nd, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    UR great. I got the two torsion bar bushings and the clamps for my Saturn Ion. It only took me about half an hour to replace them myself. Now NO MORE CLUNKS! Can’t believe U fixed my car without even seeing it. The Net rules. UR on my Fav list now

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