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Old 03-20-2013, 11:04 PM   #2161
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Finally noticed this noise in my car this past weekend. I had my parents in town and was driving them around with the radio off and kept noticing the clunk. I remembered this thread and so I looked it up. I'm guessing I have the problem Dysan found a fix for as I'm not hearing the sound when I'm alone in the car. I have an appointment at the dealership tomorrow, so I'll let them know about this solution if they don't already.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:41 PM   #2162
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Finally noticed this noise in my car this past weekend. I had my parents in town and was driving them around with the radio off and kept noticing the clunk. I remembered this thread and so I looked it up. I'm guessing I have the problem Dysan found a fix for as I'm not hearing the sound when I'm alone in the car. I have an appointment at the dealership tomorrow, so I'll let them know about this solution if they don't already.
Let us know how the visit goes, KeithLM. I'm also happy to step in and see how I can assist; send me a PM with your details (VIN, dealer, mileage, daytime phone number, and full name) and I'll get to work.

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Old 03-21-2013, 09:55 PM   #2163
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Let us know how the visit goes, KeithLM. I'm also happy to step in and see how I can assist; send me a PM with your details (VIN, dealer, mileage, daytime phone number, and full name) and I'll get to work.

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They say they need to order some new parts so I have to take it back next week. While I'm skeptical, they were able to hear the noise when we test drove the car, so hopefully when the new parts come they'll fix it or realize something else was the problem all along. If there are any issues after that, I'll let you know. Thanks.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:24 AM   #2164
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I was reading on a thread last night and Dysan said his noise was coming back. So evidently, his method has to be repeated every 6-8 weeks?
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I was reading on a thread last night and Dysan said his noise was coming back. So evidently, his method has to be repeated every 6-8 weeks?
Absolutely NOT!. I don't know where you read that but there has been ZERO noise since the one fix.
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:11 AM   #2166
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The noise was isolated to a specific part on both sides of the car on Wednesday using chassis ears. The Technician explained to me everything he did step by step and why he reached the conclusion he reached and his explanation makes perfect sense. To avoid having people who read this thread start jumping to conclusions, I'm not going to post which part is being replaced until after it is confirmed this afternoon that it resolves the issue.

...and now some Jeopardy music...
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:17 AM   #2167
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The noise was isolated to a specific part on both sides of the car on Wednesday using chassis ears. The Technician explained to me everything he did step by step and why he reached the conclusion he reached and his explanation makes perfect sense. To avoid having people who read this thread start jumping to conclusions, I'm not going to post which part is being replaced until after it is confirmed this afternoon that it resolves the issue.

...and now some Jeopardy music...
If I had to guess the part, I'd probably say the Strut bearings.

Keep in mind a lot of us have been down this road once or twice. I had my entire Front suspension replaced and thought that fixed my issue until 6 mos later and the same noise came back. I was told by my dealership that they can't do anything further until Ford found a fix so basically to and chill. I lodged a complaint with Ford and was told that engineers were looking into the issue and would come up with a fix eventually.

Thats when I went to find my own fix which to this day is still absolutely SILENT!.

I hope in your case the parts they replace resolve your issue and at the very least they accidentally get a little Uh Oh Grease in the bump stop so you won't have to be disappointed 6 mos later.
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If I had to guess the part, I'd probably say the Strut bearings.
I only left the headbanger in there because it's amusing.

It's actually not the strut bearings. There is no noise coming from the struts or mounts at all.
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How squeaky/creaky are these cars supposed to be in the winter? Is my car supposed to be silent - even when I drive it in the morning after a night of 10*F?

Because when I turn I get some creaks, but the roads are so crappy around here that I can't tell if it's cold clutch chatter from accelerating out of the turn or the suspension. But I'm pretty sure it's the suspension. Anyway - just wondering if a few creaks here and there in cold weather are normal or not.

Ugh, I should just buy a high-quality microphone so I can post these noises.
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How squeaky/creaky are these cars supposed to be in the winter? Is my car supposed to be silent - even when I drive it in the morning after a night of 10*F?
There will always be some creakiness in cold weather, but it should clear up once things underneath the hood warm up.

It really depends on the creak and how you interpret it. If your car's front end sounds like it's falling apart as mine does, then you might have the same problem I have. If there's just some mild creaks here and there, that's probably nothing to worry about as many of the little creaks/squeaks go away as it gets warmer/driven further. If there's no change regardless of the temperature, that's a different story.
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