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Knocking noise saturn vue

My saturn knocks 3 times but doesn't seem to case any problems

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  • JoeSpy
    JoeSpy Nov 12, 2008

    My 2005 Vue does the same thing. It happens a few seconds after I start it and some times before it's in gear. I thought it was the drum brakes, but it also happens after I park and sit listening to the radio. It does not happen while waiting at a train crossing for an extended time, only at start-up and after parking.

    Is there a relay or vacuum valve under the vehicle, towards the rear? Maybe something inside the gas tank?

  • JoeSpy
    JoeSpy Nov 17, 2008

    It starts to knock about 10 to 30 seconds after I start the engine and lasts only a second or two. Always 2 or 3 knocks, no more, from under the vehicle. Even before I step on the brakes or shift the trans, if sitting at idle.

    Oil has been changed regular and I check the level weekly.

    It does not sound like engine noise, more like loose or expanding exhaust pipe or shield. Also, it knocks the same 3 times after I shut the engine off and sit in the vehicle, about 30 seconds later.

  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2008

    three thumps in vehicle rear when stopped. intermittently.

  • samercf Dec 08, 2008

    same issue in my car, it doesent seem to effect it though but i may be wrong

  • vue2youto Dec 28, 2008

    Same problem here. Would like to resolve the issue, knocking is driving me crazy.

  • smjsh718 Jan 22, 2009

    I have the same issue and I took it to the dealer... the knock is in the rear and it is 3 times within minutes of me starting the car. They said it is an issue with the gas pump or something in the gas tank that GM choose this certain part in the making and there is no fix.

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    My saturn view knocks three times as well, at no specific time day or night, starting or stopping, cold or hot. This is a little annoying. What can be done???

  • lou40 Mar 10, 2009

    I hear the 3 knocks too but it sound like it coming from the engine compartment near the passenger side.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    When does it knock, when first started? how long does the noise last? has the oil been changed regular? and is the crankcase full?

  • darin brown May 11, 2010

    when/where ie:accel,decel,over bumps,turning,idling

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It's the vent solinoid on the fuel filler neck. It is self checking, it is perfectly normal.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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