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Old 09-06-2011, 06:53 PM   #11
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Have them check the motor mount. Mine was doing the same exact thing. It had everybody fooled until a rep from Detroit found a bad right front motor mount which solved the problem. The rattle on startup was a clue that it wasn't strut related
Was the mount replaced or did something just need to be tightened or ???
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:48 PM   #12
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The mount was defective. It was found only after struts were replaced. It stumped all the mechanics so they had a guy from detroit diagnose. He held the brakes while rocking it back and forth and found a lot of play. Ford should know they have a problem with some of these.
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:02 AM   #13
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I had the same issue...they replace the motor mount and wa-lah...fixed!
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Old 09-09-2011, 08:58 AM   #14
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my SEL had same prb and it was the strut bushings
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:07 PM   #15
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low speed noise

I have the same noise at low speed, I hear it when I start the car sometimes, so I thought it was the exhaust. A engine mount makes sense, they replaced the front strut bearing but did not cure it. Please give your feedback if you have replaced the mount.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:19 PM   #16
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It sounds like it could be the motor mount. When they replaced mine the noise dissapeared.
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:54 PM   #17
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same noise

I have the same noise at low speeds while breaking and/or going over irregular road surface at low speeds. It didnt do it when purchased but slowly got louder/worse. Took it to dealer and they said they didnt hear anything and sure thing, when i picked it up it wasnt doing it, so i waited a couple more weeks until it got worse. Took it to another dealer and they couldnt hear, so we did a ride along and i pointed it out to the mechanic and he quickly said is was normal, it was the brake calipers moving on there track, he said he could pack it full of grease and a month later the noise would be back, he said its normal on smaller cars to hear that specific noise....after seeing this thread i say B S. Its going back to dealer asap.
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:57 PM   #18
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It sounds to me like BS! Why would calipers on a small car be any different anyway?
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:57 PM   #19
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I also hear a clunk/rattle when going over small bumps, I will let my service guy know to check the motor mount when I go in for an oil change, hope they dont think im crazy.
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:18 PM   #20
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Maybe you could take a copy of this forum to let them know others have had this problem.
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