Crunching, metal to metal, noise occurs when turning or cornering. I checked the boots and other steering linkages and everything seems intact. Could the coil springs be the culprit?
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2003 Saturn Ion Question: crunching noise while turning, cornering
Answer #1Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, August 25, 2009, 22:23Master
Does the noise occur when you turn the wheel with the car stopped? If so, have someone turn the wheel and try to locate the noise. Pop the hood and make sure it's not coming from the top of the struts. Good Luck!
Answer #2Visitor, October 15, 2010, 11:26
Lower control arm bushings