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Old 03-01-2013, 08:31 PM   #51
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I think Lip needs to try this procedure.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:58 PM   #52
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Actually I had the mounts checked about a year ago, all good.
I'm pretty satisfied with the velcro inside the bumpstop and through the hard plastic ring inside the bumpstop. Now it only does the sound on the sharpest bumps, and very rarely. About five times this week. Compared to insane rattling and clunking down the street that is a big improvement.
I really think that if I put a felt washer all the way around the inside of the hard plastic ring, all will be fixed. I suspect that the grease fix will be temporary just becuase grease shifts and thins out etc.
I will have the dealer check the mounts again this week when I get the 40k service.
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Actually I had the mounts checked about a year ago, all good.
I'm pretty satisfied with the velcro inside the bumpstop and through the hard plastic ring inside the bumpstop. Now it only does the sound on the sharpest bumps, and very rarely. About five times this week. Compared to insane rattling and clunking down the street that is a big improvement.
I really think that if I put a felt washer all the way around the inside of the hard plastic ring, all will be fixed. I suspect that the grease fix will be temporary just becuase grease shifts and thins out etc.
I will have the dealer check the mounts again this week when I get the 40k service.
Can you post a picture of the part you're referring to? I have 2500 miles on my '13 and it just started Rattling up front a few days ago. It starts when pulling out of my subdivision onto a grated type road that is rougher but the front suspension rattles until I pick up speed or get to a smoother road. The sound is a definitely metal rattling. I'm going to mention it to the dealer but I know it's going to be hard to reproduce without similar conditions.
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Hi everyone,

If you are currently experiencing noise from the front end of your vehicle, I encourage you to contact your dealerships ASAP to make an appointment for service.

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If you are currently experiencing noise from the front end of your vehicle, I encourage you to contact your dealerships ASAP to make an appointment for service.

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What Crystal is saying, but can't directly say it, is that there has been a TSB issued that may address this issue.

TSB 13-03-02 -Crunching Or Creaking-Type Noise From Front Of Vehicle - Low Speed Turns And Bumps
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:22 AM   #56
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TSB 13-03-02 -Crunching Or Creaking-Type Noise From Front Of Vehicle - Low Speed Turns And Bumps
Is this normal in cold weather? I'd hate to think that I'm developing this, but I guess I'll have to wait until summer.
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This sounds like the old Tsb that changed the springs and strut bearings. It does not work. It's for a totally different problem. That Tsb is for noises you get when when turning. The test they perform after the job is to find smooth pavement and do figure 8 turns. Totally unrelated to the slow speed clunk/rattle that ford does not address. This has been going on for a year and a half with no resolution.
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This sounds like the old Tsb that changed the springs and strut bearings. It does not work. It's for a totally different problem. That Tsb is for noises you get when when turning. The test they perform after the job is to find smooth pavement and do figure 8 turns. Totally unrelated to the slow speed clunk/rattle that ford does not address. This has been going on for a year and a half with no resolution.
If I had the issue, I think I'd check with my dealer just to be sure.
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I've had some temporary success from the dealership with lubrication of the sway bar bushing. The sway bar may not be moving freely as it should (I wonder what interconnected parts will suffer early demise as a result), and in some cases what is actually the creaking from the movement of the sway bar itself only SOUNDS like a rattle or clunk as the bushing moves back and forth over the same sticky spot over and over.

In any case, it appears that the motor mounts are problematic, as mine as developed a squeaky rattle that only occurs when the vehicle is in Drive and I let of the break or hit some bumps while lightly applying brake pressure.

I'm not regretting buying this car, but it certainly is a bit of a let down with all of the trips I have to take to the service center for problematic noises from the front end. I thought I was buying something better than this but now I feel duped.
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In any case, it appears that the motor mounts are problematic, as mine as developed a squeaky rattle that only occurs when the vehicle is in Drive and I let of the break or hit some bumps while lightly applying brake pressure.
I think I need a new motor mount as well. Why else would they have beefed them up in job 2 builds?
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