Why is my car knocking?

Asked by Jan 06, 2016 at 07:06 AM about the 2004 Saturn ION

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I drove my car yesterday and everything was fine. I
went to crank it this morning and at first it acted
like it did not to carnk and then when it did it was
making an awful knocking noise and after a
minute the check engine light started blinking.Its a  
2004 Saturn Ion 3.....any idea what it can be???

3 Answers

77,845

Any knocking sound is not good, it could be anything from jumped cam timing so a valve is hitting a piston to a thrown rod, do not run the engine or you will risk completely ruining it, have it towed to a shop you trust and get it checked out.

34,245

Check and see if there is any oil in the engine. I suspect you might have a rod knock but in any case do what tennis says and have it towed to a mechanic. Driving it will probably destroy the engine.

All my fluids are good including the oil.I checked all those this mornibg

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

ION

Looking for a Used ION in your area?

CarGurus has 1,495 nationwide ION listings starting at $2,000.

ZIP:

Search Saturn ION Questions

Saturn ION Experts

#1 Edgar987669
Edgar987669
Reputation 880
#2 KEGOFF
KEGOFF
Reputation 510
#3 charlene1960
charlene1960
Reputation 430
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Saturn VUE
59 Great Deals out of 2,515 listings starting at $1,245
Used Toyota Corolla
1,328 Great Deals out of 67,641 listings starting at $1,595
Used Honda Civic
1,149 Great Deals out of 64,597 listings starting at $1,195
Used Nissan Altima
1,104 Great Deals out of 85,891 listings starting at $1,675
Used Ford Focus
1,266 Great Deals out of 58,539 listings starting at $1,395
Used Honda Accord
1,186 Great Deals out of 77,678 listings starting at $969
Used Chevrolet Cobalt
94 Great Deals out of 4,945 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Camry
1,494 Great Deals out of 100,460 listings starting at $700
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,164 Great Deals out of 78,643 listings starting at $2,495
Used Volkswagen Jetta
712 Great Deals out of 29,777 listings starting at $1,200
Used Mazda MAZDA3
469 Great Deals out of 26,996 listings starting at $1,990
Used Chevrolet Impala
950 Great Deals out of 36,334 listings starting at $884

Used Cars For Sale

2007 Saturn ION For Sale
367 listings starting at $3,000
2006 Saturn ION For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 375 listings starting at $2,000