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Old 10-26-2012, 09:37 AM   #1391
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All good points. Thanks.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:48 AM   #1392
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Absolutely! If I can help the community, I'm all for it.

I've been every bit as frustrated as everybody else with this issue, perhaps even more so.
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:53 PM   #1393
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Crap. Well...at least we can have each other's backs at the same dealer. This is unbelievable.
Yeah, I've just started to hear it again. I'll try and pay attention and do some slow-speed, parking lot turning/driving to confirm before I take it back in.
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Absolutely! If I can help the community, I'm all for it.

I've been every bit as frustrated as everybody else with this issue, perhaps even more so.
I just performed the procedure, and I think you might be onto something Zillon. It's not quite cold enough here right now to be sure, but my initial impression is positive. I will report back with more definite feedback after a cold morning drive.

This procedure is simple, and should be easy for anyone who has even minor wrench-turning experience and a torque wrench. The only difficulty I encountered was removing the wiper arms. No amount of wiggling is going to get mine loose. However, it is not a necessity--the cowl cover can be slid up over the arms and out of the way while the arms are in a nearly vertical position. If I do the procedure again, I will be sure to have a puller on hand.
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Good feedback!

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I just performed the procedure, and I think you might be onto something Zillon. It's not quite cold enough here right now to be sure, but my initial impression is positive. I will report back with more definite feedback after a cold morning drive.

This procedure is simple, and should be easy for anyone who has even minor wrench-turning experience and a torque wrench. The only difficulty I encountered was removing the wiper arms. No amount of wiggling is going to get mine loose. However, it is not a necessity--the cowl cover can be slid up over the arms and out of the way while the arms are in a nearly vertical position. If I do the procedure again, I will be sure to have a puller on hand.
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I just performed the procedure, and I think you might be onto something Zillon. It's not quite cold enough here right now to be sure, but my initial impression is positive. I will report back with more definite feedback after a cold morning drive.

This procedure is simple, and should be easy for anyone who has even minor wrench-turning experience and a torque wrench. The only difficulty I encountered was removing the wiper arms. No amount of wiggling is going to get mine loose. However, it is not a necessity--the cowl cover can be slid up over the arms and out of the way while the arms are in a nearly vertical position. If I do the procedure again, I will be sure to have a puller on hand.
I did the same thing this morning. I didn't remove the wiper arms or upper cowl, just slid a deep-well under it to do the work. Unfortunately, I didn't have perfect results but I can assure you that it is much, much better. Idk if putting 10k on the mounts being incorrectly aligned may have caused an issue, but I am going to end up replacing some parts anyways and maybe even trying the procedure again in 1k miles.

Before doing this, my front end sounded like it was going to literally fall apart on both sides (with the right being much worse). Now, the left clunk is gone and the right sounds like it did at about rhe 2k mile mark. I will probably drop both struts after trying this again and retorque the strut nut if the next attempt doesn't resolve it.

Hopefully this yields positive results on more vehicles. Thanks again for doing the leg-work, Zack
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:06 PM   #1397
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Something else I'm going to try, is to see if the strut mount bolts and/or torque specs for the ST are any different, since I have not seen any complaints on either FocusST.org or FordSTNation.com regarding clunking/rattling/banging suspension yet.

I'm really glad that I've been able to help you guys out, even if it didn't entirely cure your issues.
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Something else I'm going to try, is to see if the strut mount bolts and/or torque specs for the ST are any different, since I have not seen any complaints on either FocusST.org or FordSTNation.com regarding clunking/rattling/banging suspension yet.

I'm really glad that I've been able to help you guys out, even if it didn't entirely cure your issues.
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Appreciate your efforts and will give this a shot next weekend when I install my winter wheels. My only concern would be the ultimate yield strength of the studs.
Did you check the torque value before you loosened them? That to me would be of interest. I will check mine and report back what they were tightened to when my springs and bearings were replaced.
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Silence>less clunk>lots'o clunk>what I freaking had

^^^Sound evolution. I am now at less clunk

Have any '13 non-ST owners been having the issue?
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Appreciate your efforts and will give this a shot next weekend when I install my winter wheels. My only concern would be the ultimate yield strength of the studs.
Did you check the torque value before you loosened them? That to me would be of interest. I will check mine and report back what they were tightened to when my springs and bearings were replaced.
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Factory torque spec is 25 ft-lbs.
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