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Old 01-25-2013, 09:35 AM   #1884
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Originally Posted by Dysan911 View Post
I find this photo interesting.

Its the one part that appears directly attached to the strut tower. (Yellow) Also another observation is in every video I've found on Youtube. The sound when heard from directly next to the strut (outside). It sounds like crunching plastic.. How stiff a material is that dust boot.

Not a Focus but doesn't that sound familiar? We have a similar control arm setup.
Originally Posted by Dysan911 View Post

I found a couple good videos too on Youtube. When this driver rolls back and forth over his driveway curb you can't miss it

and this one is interesting too.

What I can't figure out is, why does the noise for a lot of people only occur with passengers in the car. Just add another 150+ person next to me and I can reproduce the sound by hitting the right bumps and the harder I nose dive the car (suspension compressed) the stiffer something is getting under the car and rattling. Has anyone already tried replacing the end links on the sway? I suspect Zillion probably already did.
My sound had a much faster attack and decay than that sound .... it literally sounded like one of those dog clickers.

As far as I'm concerned ... it's the frame .... that's why Ford won't admit to it.

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