Help me figure out why my car is making horrible sounds?
October 16, 2012 9:05 PM Subscribe
I am worried about the sounds emanating from my car. Could it be an alignment issue?
posted by Loto to Travel & Transportation (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Before I take my baby (a 2006 Saturn Ion with manual transmission) to the mechanic I was hoping to see if I could get some idea as to the problem. A few weeks ago the car started to make more noise on the road. The noise seems unrelated to shifting or the RPM and it varies based on the direction I'm turning (left gets louder, right gets quieter). Breaking also kills the noise almost completely. There is also vibration which did not used to be present. However, the car still drives straight and doesn't pull one way or the other.
I'll be taking it to a mechanic towards the end of the week but before I do that I was hoping to get some idea of what is going on. I'm not terribly mechanically inclined but I dislike not knowing what is wrong with my primary mode of transportation. Any thoughts?