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Old 08-31-2010, 09:55 AM   #31
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thanks for the post kinda saw it to late already to it to the dealer my right ballbearing was going out at 18,000 miles crazy huh. and my left strut was making funny nioses to but all is good now
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Old 10-10-2010, 05:52 PM   #32
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Has anyone found out about the lowering springs and if they would cover it,
had the noise, left and right turning of the wheel when stopped..
I have changed to a upgraded sway bar and my sway bar end links, upgraded
Still have the noise, is all that is left is the tie rod end links right..
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:20 AM   #33
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I just ran into this problem, after replaceing the lower cross member and rack & pinion. The noise mainly happens when i stop, go , and turn with (33k miles)
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:36 PM   #34
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Update:

I stoped at the dealership today, and asked if theyve had people come in with problem with their suspension. He said that alot of people have come in and its their Tie Rod Ends.
So i bought the Front End Links, and the Tie Rod Ends. Ill try the End Links first since their easier.
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:38 PM   #35
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Update
Picked up the end links today
Went to put them on and the nut wouldn't go on. Come to find out the the "new" end links have fine threads while the "old" ones have course threads.
My car was made 05/08 and have to buy the new nuts only a dollar each
Just a heads up

Edit: both parts have 5543-38438 stamped on them but "old" have AA and the "new" have AB engraved right by the numbers
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Old 10-15-2010, 03:45 PM   #36
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I took mine in and they replaced the end links. Still clunks over bumps with 15,000 miles on car worse than my Mazda with 280,000 miles. Junk.
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Old 10-15-2010, 04:06 PM   #37
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Yeah, the stock endlinks are pretty much garbage. I got a set of MOOG ones when I installed my FRPP suspension. The are MUCH beefier than the stock endlinks.
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Old 10-15-2010, 04:14 PM   #38
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Yup, I got the MOOGS as well.. much heavier duty than the stock ones.
I'm also running the FRPP suspension. No noise after putting in the MOOGS.
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Sad that we have to buy aftermarket to get any quality. I'm just going to keep ramming it down Ford's throat and make them fix it over and over and then I'll get MOOGs when the warranty is up. Thanks for the info.
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At 46k i was outside of the new car waranty so i could not have the TSB done with the Basecare i bought with it. I had alot of wheel noise and i thought after replacing my tires it would go away but it didn't. The sound was actually my drivers side wheel bearing going out, i took it into the dealership and got my rental. They originally diagnosed the wheel bearing but tore up the axle getting it out and replaced that but in the notes they listed a popping sound which i don't think i have ever heard driving it and listed replacing 4 nuts and 2 sway bar end links on the work order.

Car drives like new now, no noise and tight steering.
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