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Old 10-24-2012, 01:22 PM   #1361
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Step 1 - finding an attorney.... Hmmmm any lawyers on here? Ill research one, but if anyone else has someone in mind let us know
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:42 PM   #1362
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My car was repaired on 8/30 - mileage was approx. 9,950 then.

I've started to notice clunking again - possibly worse than it was pre-fix. I've put on about 3,500 miles since the fix.

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Old 10-24-2012, 02:33 PM   #1363
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:50 PM   #1364
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My car was repaired on 8/30 - mileage was approx. 9,950 then.

I've started to notice clunking again - possibly worse than it was pre-fix. I've put on about 3,500 miles since the fix.

Agh.
Crap. Well...at least we can have each other's backs at the same dealer. This is unbelievable.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:25 PM   #1365
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I took mine in for the lane swerving and Noise, they said there was a TSB out there covering the front suspension, but I think he worded it a little differently to help take care of the problem and to create a Case regarding the noise in the suspension.
lane swerving? Ok, I thought it just might be me, but on the freeway/highway I did notice that mine wanders around in the lane a bit too much for me. I chalked it up to the sport package and the tires. Is there something else that might need to be looked at on this?
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:39 PM   #1366
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Well, tonight I decided to check all the hardware on the top end of the strut in an effort to see if it was simply a re-torquing issue.

I re-torqued the strut mount bolts, the strut center nut, and made sure everything was aligned properly. I'll will find out if my efforts have improved things at all on my commute into work tomorrow.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:07 AM   #1367
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Well, tonight I decided to check all the hardware on the top end of the strut in an effort to see if it was simply a re-torquing issue.

I re-torqued the strut mount bolts, the strut center nut, and made sure everything was aligned properly. I'll will find out if my efforts have improved things at all on my commute into work tomorrow.
How was it? If this did it... This would be one DIY to pay for!
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:29 AM   #1368
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Seems to have quieted it down some, I'll give it a longer test drive after work.

It's an easy DIY to do yourself, actually; it just requires the removal of the upper cowl cover, wipers, and lower cowl. A few screws, clips, and bolts.

I've sent out a request for the official torque specs from Ford, though, just to compare notes. I torqued the center nut to 60 ft-lbs, and the strut mount bolts to 35.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:34 PM   #1369
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Seems to have quieted it down some, I'll give it a longer test drive after work.

It's an easy DIY to do yourself, actually; it just requires the removal of the upper cowl cover, wipers, and lower cowl. A few screws, clips, and bolts.

I've sent out a request for the official torque specs from Ford, though, just to compare notes. I torqued the center nut to 60 ft-lbs, and the strut mount bolts to 35.
-hope they dont tell you "this is proprietary information"...
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-hope they dont tell you "this is proprietary information"...
Nay, I asked a Ford tech to relay the info to me. Hah, ask Ford directly... surely you jest!

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