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Old 12-03-2012, 03:05 PM   #191
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And also, not associated with the Dual Clutch arrangement as mine has a Manual Trans... No auto here
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:44 PM   #192
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And also, not associated with the Dual Clutch arrangement as mine has a Manual Trans... No auto here
Likewise.
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I just got a voicemail from Ford Canada regarding this issue. Whenever their lines are clear hopefully I can get through to the rep who called and discuss it.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:06 PM   #194
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I just got a voicemail from Ford Canada regarding this issue. Whenever their lines are clear hopefully I can get through to the rep who called and discuss it.
Hopefully it's more than just bureaucratic mumbo-jumbo.

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Old 12-03-2012, 09:36 PM   #195
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Well, tried a few things tonight. First I tried removing the endlinks and tying the sway bar up.

No luck.

I also found that the subframe bolts aren't centered in the bushings. And, on top of that, they certainly were NOT tightened to the 115 N-m they were supposed to be tightened to. Regardless, the clunking doesn't seem to be much better after tightening them to the proper spec.


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weird, wonder if all of ours are doing the same thing?
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No idea. It's not exactly the easiest thing to check.

I do know my alignment is fine, though; I just had it checked in October after I bent a wheel.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:41 PM   #198
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Hey, guys
Unfortunately, My car also has the clunk noise. It has been out of service for more than 50 days in 4 months. No Fix.
I just want to share some information .
Mine is 2012 SEL, bought as a demo.First ,everything was great. But there was a small imperfection. When turning the steering wheel to the left at very low speeds, I could hear a friction noise. Like two rubber pipes rub against each other. Because I was going to do a oil change , I told the service guy to check that noise. And that was the beginning of the nightmare.
I think the first two service records might be the key.
1st. TSB 12-6-17 performed(Both front spring and upper strut bearing). Friction noise was still there, but any way, it was not annoying at all. Still no clunk.
TWO DAYS past.
2nd .VERY loud metal on metal noise came from front end when driving on FLAT road at ANY speed. I brought it to the dealership, and had the left front sway bar links replaced. The loud metal on metal noise went away, but..... the clunk noise appeared. Since then, the clunk has never been eliminated.

Something about the clunk.
It comes from the drivers side. Hot and dry weather makes the noise worse. Cool wet weather can improve the noise. And I don't have the strut reinforcement plate.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:13 AM   #199
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Hey I'm the credit card fix guy.
When its about 60 degrees my sound will show up now, but for a very short time, and its way better with the shim. Now the sound stops completely after driving about 2 to 4 minutes. It used to take 10 to 20 minutes to warm up enough. So the credit card is doing something. If it comes back, I'm going to get a set of chassis ears with wires, and trouble shoot the thing to the point of knowing exactly where the noise is coming from.
I'm not sure why nobody has done this yet. It will mean put all six mic clips in various suspicious places, record the output on 6 separate tracks on my laptop, lather rinse repeat, until its zeroed in. I can't do it till Christmas break, and I'll only have about 4 minutes at a time maximum before the sound stops. Of course I could take the credit card out.

The mics are 119 bucks at amazon.com

We could send them around to people on the forum. That would be a good data resource.
Or ford could it do it for us:)

I pretty sure that "ford customer service" will not show up here again, peddling that jive about "working on it" with engineers yadda yadda. That's total BS.
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It was a moderate temperature tonight, about -2 degrees C, and my noises were much more subtle than normal. I at least noticed immediately leaving the parkade on campus, I didn't really pay attention the rest of the drive.
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