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Old 06-11-2012, 08:48 AM   #441
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COuld you post the TSB or the OASIS printout? My dealer refuses to believe this isnt normal.
I don't have either. The TSB wasn't mentioned by the dealer in my case. When we take the car in I'll ask.

It sounds like others on this forum may have them. Guys, if so can you post?
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:50 AM   #442
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My thought is, these are brand new cars, shouldnt have to take the front end apart, once its apart, it will never ever be factory same again
I agree that this shouldn't happen with a new car. But in this case "factory" isn't very good, is it?
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:17 AM   #443
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I just started noticing a similar rattle in my car - Ti with about 5,000 miles now. Very faint but noticeable sound when driving slow (<5 MPH) and turning. Coming from somewhere in the front end, sounds like suspension.

Guess I'll have to add it to the list for when I take it in for 12B37...



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Interesting, Kaaru! Well let us know what happens, glad to know someone was quoted with the exact same issue as mine. Mine will be replaced next week as well.

I didn't mention this earlier, but I noticed I also have a bit of a rattling sound coming from the passenger door area when I'm on the freeway, or even just going 45-50 mph. The tech said that fixing the spring should resolve that noise as well, so we'll see... I kinda doubt that but who knows.
I've had this same issue since basically when I picked up the car. My dealer refuses to acknowledge it exists so I'm going to have to take it somewhere else at this point.
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:23 AM   #444
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Took mine in for the same low speed noise, they told me nothing was wrong. Then I made them take a test drive with me. The mechanic admitted that they only pushed up and down on the car..... They acknowledged a noise after driving with me. They are throwing a sway bar link at it. We will see if this fixes the problem.
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:13 PM   #445
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Just got call from my service advisor. They put the chassis ears on and then called the Ford hotline with their observations. They were told to replace strut bearings (both sides) as well as some springs on both sides.
Also did the CSP 12B37 reprogramming. They had to order parts, and will hopefully have it fixed tomorrow they said.
I'll report on how it goes after I pick it up.
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:52 PM   #446
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Add me to the growing list of clunkers. The noise on mine seems to emanate from the left hand side.
It's a slight rattling sound when driving in a straight line on roads with bad expansion joints or when you drive over man hole covers that are slightly lower than the road surface.
The sound changes to a rather loud clunk when making a right hand turn up an incline.
Sounds like the strut is ready to fall off. I suspect a broken spring.
It goes in tomorrow for this, CSP 12B37 and the first oil change.
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I would like for it to be springs considering that my Eibach Pro's arrived today.

I'm not getting my hopes up.
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:53 PM   #448
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I would like for it to be springs considering that my Eibach Pro's arrived today.

I'm not getting my hopes up.

good to see if the springs alleviate the noise..I am getting an answer that the new ones on the lot do the same thing......not good
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It appears that many people get that from their service dept. When I first brought mine in, they replaced the left everything. Even though the noise wasn't completely gone, it was very much improved. I just didn't want my car to have to keep going back to service, so I figured I would just begin to move in the aftermarket parts.

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I would like for it to be springs considering that my Eibach Pro's arrived today.

I'm not getting my hopes up.
My noise didn't disappear with the Eibachs.

I believe it's the strut bearings.
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