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Old 08-07-2012, 09:01 PM   #941
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Posted via FF Mobile lube is not the answer.!
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:05 PM   #942
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I agree!

If Ford specs donít require lube originally and the car was delivered without clunks/rattles, then lubing the jounce bumpers later down the road seems to be masking an underlying problem. Throwing some gunk/lube at it seems to be dampening the clunking sounds I had. Right now Iím two weeks post lube service and so far no noises. I wonder what happens when the lube eventually gets depleted and thinned out, does the clunking/rattle come back? Iíll post if anything changes. Perhaps itís pointing in a right direction. Is there a design flaw with jounce and bumper design or their interface? Can the bumper be loose from its base? Is there a problem with the materials used?

If anyone has access to these noisy pulled parts, could they examine the jounce bumpers and related parts to see if anything looks at amiss? I assume the Ford Engineers are following all the documentation/invoices and getting to the bottom of this?
I didn't want to bust your hopes of a clunk-free car, but in the past x number of months there have been a few people that came on and claimed the noise was gone after lube, just to be back a few weeks later saying the noise returned.

I honestly hope your noise stays gone, but I'm still putting my money on the bearings (which, coincidentally for me, should be in tomorrow).
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:32 AM   #943
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lube is not the answer.!
that's what she said?

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Old 08-08-2012, 09:56 AM   #944
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My car is going in on Monday ... fingers crossed.
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:09 PM   #945
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SUCCESS.

Let me tell you though, I ain't a holdin' mah breath ...definitely being all ears when I drive this thing for the next week or two and hoping I can exhale knowing full well that the erk crunch creek rattle bangdiggity however you describe it is gone!!!!! whew
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:58 PM   #946
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SUCCESS.

Let me tell you though, I ain't a holdin' mah breath ...definitely being all ears when I drive this thing for the next week or two and hoping I can exhale knowing full well that the erk crunch creek rattle bangdiggity however you describe it is gone!!!!! whew
Well...I hope I'm wrong about this...but it kinda sounds like the clunking is returning on the driver's side. It has been intermittent it seems.

I'll post an update if so. This will be a really tough pill to swallow if I need to keep dealing with this on a brand new car.
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:26 AM   #947
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Well...I hope I'm wrong about this...but it kinda sounds like the clunking is returning on the driver's side. It has been intermittent it seems.

I'll post an update if so. This will be a really tough pill to swallow if I need to keep dealing with this on a brand new car.
Mine too. Starting on the passenger side. Sucks.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:34 AM   #948
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My noise only occurs on the passengers side
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:40 AM   #949
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Hate to say this but occasionally i will hit a decent bump that I get that old familar clunk sound but it's only that one bump. it doesn't rattle and clunk like it used too. So techically I can't say that the clunking returned like it did but another thing too. when I pull into my driveway. When my front drivers side tire hits the curb I get that old metallic sound. Im hoping thats just the brake caliper.

So basically I'm starting to get a faint sound of that old clunk when hitting some rough spots but not every time. Very strange. I hope it will never get any worse than now.
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That is very discouraging to hear....
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