Last post on Oct 12, 2008 at 11:48 AM
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Saturn S-Series, Sedan
#4 of 5 Re: Chirping, squealing [map040575]
Sep 29, 2008 (1:50 pm)
I've had the same problem for a year. Intermittant chirping, almost always after driving for some time at highway speeds. I took my 02 Saturn to the local Firestone center. They drove it until they heard the chirping, then put it up on the rack and determined the noise is coming from the transmission. I don't know what my next step is to be. I'm hoping to hear from other Saturn owners with the same problem.
#5 of 5 Re: Chirping, squealing [sharondeno]
Oct 12, 2008 (11:48 am)
My 97 SC1 (manual, 126k miles) has all kinds of noises. I try and and address each one as they happen, and as I have the time to troubleshoot.
Some are interior and some seem to be outside. Some happen at idle while sitting still, others occur while running down the highway.
Found one just last night....a chirping sound coming from the passenger side of the car (interior). It turned out to be so simple...the hand rest. Yes, it is slightly loose and therefore, at certain idle speeds (vibration/frequency) it produces a small chirp. So, I plan to remove the side covers that expose the screws and either tighten or possible place a small amount of lubricant to stop the sound.
1 down and 10 more to go. Eventually I'll get them all.
I also noticed on Saturnspot that a big problem with shuddering/noises/chirping/squealing, etc, that occur due to engine vibration, could be caused by worn out motor or transmission mounts. So, I plan to check them out and possibly replace.
Other places I have found and stopped different sounds:
-Drivers side brake/stop light assemble was loose and would sometimes make a rattling noise.
-Several dash areas squeaks.
-The hood latch was loose, causing a rattle of the hood. I adjusted the length of the hood stops (1 on each side).
-Also, one rear speaker was vibrating really bad at times because one of 4 screws had become extremely loose. That's now tightened and fixed.
And the list goes on and on.