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Old 01-08-2012, 01:03 AM   #11
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Hey guys, I'm not exactly sure when my build date ws, how can you find that out? I know I got my car last June or July so sometime before then obviously.

I literally had no idea anything was even wrong with the springs. The car drives the exact same with the bad springs than it does with the good springs. I'm confused by it, but just glad that the vibe is gone.
Bad springs would cause more than the headliner to vibrate. I'm not sure what is going on here.

Your build date is on the sticker that you're see once you open the driver's door. It is on the bottom line with a series of numbers. Look for a date something like 04252011. I'm not sure of the format of the date.
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:02 AM   #12
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Your thinking of springs as strictly a function of compression. The issue was probably one of resonance. If the material of the springs and its mounts were of the wrong grade of steel it could still perform as a compression spring as you would feel but also have a resonance that you may not feel through your seat or from impacts and road conditions but would be enough to cause vibration of the headliner or other materials. Think of it like a good or bad bass speaker. The good ones will give you good bass at high volume, the bad ones just buzz loudly and shake things.
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Your thinking of springs as strictly a function of compression. The issue was probably one of resonance. If the material of the springs and its mounts were of the wrong grade of steel it could still perform as a compression spring as you would feel but also have a resonance that you may not feel through your seat or from impacts and road conditions but would be enough to cause vibration of the headliner or other materials. Think of it like a good or bad bass speaker. The good ones will give you good bass at high volume, the bad ones just buzz loudly and shake things.
Interesting.
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Interesting.
HAHAHA! Isn't that the best BS you've heard? I should'a been a politician! But it could be true........
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HAHAHA! Isn't that the best BS you've heard? I should'a been a politician! But it could be true........
That's why I said "interesting" rather than something more direct!
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UPDATE: GOT MY CAR BACK. The problem was indeed the front springs causing the rattling headliner! Anyone that has this problem (I'm sure there are quite a few of you) this may solve your problem instead of having the headliner "re-glued". Bring it up to the dealer, Ford has a bulletin out about the issue!

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Would you mind posting the link to the bulletin here?
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Would you mind posting the link to the bulletin here?
Yes please ...give us the tsb# on your work order reciept.

Probably a lot of affected vehicles that need this done according to all the complaints about rattles. I will be looking into this as well to fix my occasional rattling.
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Yes please ...give us the tsb# on your work order reciept.

Probably a lot of affected vehicles that need this done according to all the complaints about rattles. I will be looking into this as well to fix my occasional rattling.
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I'm curious about this TSB# as well. It doesn't show up on my Ford system.
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I think I may have started to have this issue in my car, too. Noticed some rattling from the ambient light controls / moonroof area, which seemed to improve when I pressed against it.

The number for the TSB would be helpful since I'm already taking my car into the dealer next week for the remote start install and I'd like to have them look at it. I have about 850 miles on the car.
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