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Old 11-19-2012, 10:59 AM   #1
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Rattle at base of windshield

Now that it's getting cold out I'm getting a REALLY annoying rattle at the base of the windshield. It only happens at speeds over 50 MPH and sounds like something being blown by the wind.

Anyone have any idea what it could be? I want to point my delaership in the right direction before I bring it in becasue they seem to be unable to do it themselves on previous visits.


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Old 11-19-2012, 05:09 PM   #2
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I took mine in last week for a constant "rattle on the right", only above 45 mph. I thought it was in the lower passenger door area but they just called an hour ago and said they finally found it, something to do with windshield molding. I hope to pick it up tomorrow and will post more details once I know more.
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I took mine in last week for a constant "rattle on the right", only above 45 mph. I thought it was in the lower passenger door area but they just called an hour ago and said they finally found it, something to do with windshield molding. I hope to pick it up tomorrow and will post more details once I know more.
Any update on yours? Mine is still doing it and I can longer stand it... I took the two covers off by the wiper motors and still no go.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:16 PM   #4
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Have the same noise on my st
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:29 PM   #5
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Mine just started to do this recently.




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Now that it's getting cold out I'm getting a REALLY annoying rattle at the base of the windshield. It only happens at speeds over 50 MPH and sounds like something being blown by the wind...
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Hey folks,

The best first step is to get your vehicle to the dealership so they can inspect. Ford certified techs are specially trained to track down mystery noises like this one.

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I took mine in last week for a constant "rattle on the right", only above 45 mph. I thought it was in the lower passenger door area but they just called an hour ago and said they finally found it, something to do with windshield molding. I hope to pick it up tomorrow and will post more details once I know more.
Thanks for sharing your diagnosis, kam327! Hopefully this will help out the other folks when they go in for service.

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Old 11-20-2012, 01:30 PM   #7
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I dont know if this can help:

I had the right connector wiper motor TSB done this summer. Upon taking my car back, I have notice that the exterior black molding that cover the whole base of the windshield (and the wiper motors) was not clipped/snapped correctly back in place. I had to do it myself. Theyre was a good 1/8 inch of open space between the molding and the base of the windshield. The molding/trim piece should fit very snuggly against the base of the windshield.

Doing this, I also noticed that the 2 large vents located near the wiper arms had loose cover on them. I have secured the cover so they dont jiggle anymore.

While upgrading my air filter to a K&N, I have noticed that the battery cover was loose aswell...The cover is in 2 pieces. You must secure the rear part first, and you are going to love this if you got big hands. Once the rear part is firmly secured, you can attached the front part to it.

Doing this got rid of a weird buzzing giant fly like sound I had when accelerating with the car. And no, it wasnt the actual car engine noise :)

Also, check for loose roof molding ''rails''. One member here had one of them ''fly away'' due to faulty assembly. I have a loose one on the right side but I dont think it's loose enuff to fly away. I keep an aye on this gy every time I wash the car to see if it becomes ''looser''

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I dont know if this can help:
I have noticed that the battery cover was loose aswell...The cover is in 2 pieces. You must secure the rear part first, and you are going to love this if you got big hands. Once the rear part is firmly secured, you can attached the front part to it.

Doing this got rid of a weird buzzing giant fly like sound I had when accelerating with the car. And no, it wasnt the actual car engine noise :)
Thank you for this. I couldn't figure out why my engine seemed buzzier all of the sudden. I must not have completely secured the battery box and/or fuse box when I installed my LED DRLs. I reclosed them both. This did it.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:53 AM   #9
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:40 PM   #10
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I took a look at mine. Apparently the plastic cowl snaps into a channel at the base of the windshield. Mine was not. I snapped it back in and the noise seems to have gone away. The only problem I have is that right above a ground for the passenger side wiper motor it looks like they burned through the plastic to do the recall. I'm waaaaaay not happy with this because they just put one of those caps with the teeth on it in the hole but it doesn't even come close to fitting so it may be a source of a rattle still. I'm going to take it to my service advisor on Thursday and see what he can do about it. I hope they replace so there is no hole anymore.
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