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Old 10-25-2012, 01:21 PM   #21
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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....
Zillon swapped to ST struts for his SE. Clunk returned.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:30 PM   #22
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All of these clunking issues make me realize just how complex these cars are. My mom's 2002 Escape started clunking. Wheel bearings, strut mounts, and struts were only 2 years old (I replaced them but they were cheap parts).

I replaced the sway bar links (usually the clunking culprit), outer tie rod ends (also bad...), ball joints (boots were destroyed), and even the intermediate shaft + half shaft (CV axle and intermediate shaft bearing were both bad).

Still clunked. I guess it's probably the strut or the mount even though they were only used for 1-2 years. I just gave up and said "It's annoying, but it shouldn't fall apart when you drive it."
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:32 PM   #23
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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.
Huge favor to ask since you have a 13, if at all possible can you look under front fender for the springs part code and color tag? Ford says they supposedly started using only the TSB springs (BV6Z 5310) but I really doubt it as their parts sites list the BV61 5310..
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Huge favor to ask since you have a 13, if at all possible can you look under front fender for the springs part code and color tag? Ford says they supposedly started using only the TSB springs (BV6Z 5310) but I really doubt it as their parts sites list the BV61 5310..
I'll do it first chance I get.
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Umm, bro. If I did it now it would be my death! 65 on the HWY. [shocked]
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You're not supposed to forum and drive LOL
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Zillon swapped to ST struts for his SE. Clunk returned.
well, thanks all for the info and assist... as i don't want to tempt fate i think, for now at least until ford can figure a fix for the clunk, i will stick w/ the stock SEL suspension bits. They aren't as nice as the Ti but they aren't that bad and mine, at least, don't clunk.
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