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Old 10-25-2012, 11:16 AM   #11
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Ok,, did some research in FF for suspension clunking w/ Ti handling pkg and now i'm worried about changing out my components to Ti components. Seems a lot of folks are having the problem and it's un-fixable at this point, or did i miss something?

For those of you w/ the clunking problem.... has it been resolved?
The clunking doesn't just affect the Ti models, if you'd actually read through the thread it seems that its rampant across the entire model line, but not necessarily in large numbers.

There were reported cases of this affecting everything from the base S to the SE with or without sport package and the SEL and Ti, but not every car seems to suffer this issue, and although they replace the entire front suspension components its not really certain what the absolute cause is on these cars. Is it some slight deformity in the strut tower either from over torquing, or under torquing the nuts that abusively wears out the bearing on some cars, is it undersized bearings that can't handle the loads? I'm not really sure.
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The clunking doesn't just affect the Ti models, if you'd actually read through the thread it seems that its rampant across the entire model line, but not necessarily in large numbers.

There were reported cases of this affecting everything from the base S to the SE with or without sport package and the SEL and Ti, but not every car seems to suffer this issue, and although they replace the entire front suspension components its not really certain what the absolute cause is on these cars. Is it some slight deformity in the strut tower either from over torquing, or under torquing the nuts that abusively wears out the bearing on some cars, is it undersized bearings that can't handle the loads? I'm not really sure.
thanks,, i stand corrected...

as my sel doesn't have this issue i will assume changing out springs and struts will not be an issue for this problem...
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thanks,, i stand corrected...

as my sel doesn't have this issue i will assume changing out springs and struts will not be an issue for this problem...
Well just because you don't have it now doesn't mean it couldn't start once you put in aftermarket parts, but in that case it would become your responsibility, but it seems that those which were not affected don't seem to have the issue stock or not afaik.
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Well just because you don't have it now doesn't mean it couldn't start once you put in aftermarket parts, but in that case it would become your responsibility, but it seems that those which were not affected don't seem to have the issue stock or not afaik.
Hmmmm... so some across all trim ranges are experiencing this problem and it seem to not be related to things like springs nor struts. It'll be interesting to see, as folks change to aftermarket parts if this clunking is still evident.

I find it interesting that some , like me, don't have this problem, and others do.

Ford seems to not have any official word on this issue as yet, i take it.

makes me just wanna stay put w/ all i have and not change anything....
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Hmmmm... so some across all trim ranges are experiencing this problem and it seem to not be related to things like springs nor struts. It'll be interesting to see, as folks change to aftermarket parts if this clunking is still evident.

I find it interesting that some , like me, don't have this problem, and others do.

Ford seems to not have any official word on this issue as yet, i take it.

makes me just wanna stay put w/ all i have and not change anything....
I have a 2013 and no clunk. My understanding is that the clunk isn't Ti exclusive, Zillon has an SE that has it. Check the clunk thread, I think it spanned all packages.
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I have a 2013 and no clunk. My understanding is that the clunk isn't Ti exclusive, Zillon has an SE that has it. Check the clunk thread, I think it spanned all packages.
thank you, but i already have been informed of that... pls see my post immediately prior to yours.
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thank you, but i already have been informed of that... pls see my post immediately prior to yours.
Don't be rude man, everyone is here to help and some people don't refresh every 30 seconds or are on their phones posting
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Don't be rude man, everyone is here to help and some people don't refresh every 30 seconds or are on their phones posting
not being rude at all.. sorry u took it that way.. simply informing you that the info was appreciated but previously stated. nothing more, nothing less. don't get all rigid about it.
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thank you, but i already have been informed of that... pls see my post immediately prior to yours.
Listen man. I got the notification of your reply to my inbox. I'm busy, I clicked it and replied to you. I didn't take the time to see any other replies as I was trying to be a nice guy and answer your question. Glad you found your answer.
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