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Old 02-15-2012, 09:01 AM   #1
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Horrible Noise from behind Drivers Side Steering Wheel/Dash??? HELP PLEASE

Okay this noise is hard to describe in a word. Little background; I bought my SVTF in 10/11 with 85K miles and up until a few days ago it would make this noise every once in a while for a second or two & would go away. Now it's making the noise constantly & if it goes away it's just for a couple seconds.

The noise is a very loud consistent not rattle at all best way I can describe it is as a screeching noise. Before I bought my SVTF I went and looked at a couple other ones and they both made this same sound which immediately made me not interested in those cars bc I had/have no idea WTH this sound is and how to fix it. I've searched the threads but can't find anything and this has got to be a somewhat common problem since both SVTF's I looked at b4 buying mine made the exact same noise. It's not a suspension, exhaust or motor noise. And I have noticed on hard long corners (on/off ramps) as I turn the noise will start if it hasn't already and get louder as I turn in harder?

I'm looking for some help from some of you veterans who know these cars inside & out that would be GREATLY appreciated! I just want to get it into the Ford dealership my father is the Service Manager at and get it fixed. But I want to know what part or parts are causing this horrific noise before taking it in. If I can't figure it out on here I'll take it in & let them diagnose & fix it.

Thanks in advance and sorry for the long thread, I just want to make sure I tried to describe the noise the best I can.


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sounds like it may be your powersteering pump?
Have someone turn the wheel back and forth while you listen under the hood.
I had mine replaced at 65k.
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Thanks for the comment but I know 100% for a fact it's not the PS pump.
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does this happen when at idle or while driving or both
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wheel bearing or cupped tires maybe
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Brake pads going out maybe?
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does this happen when at idle or while driving or both
Only happens while driving and even then it'll come and go.
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I know for sure 100% it's not a wheel bearing. My tires & brakes have less than 2000k miles on them.

It's a very hard to descibe noise/sound! When it's acting up it sounds like it's coming from directly under the dash/behind the cluster up towards the windshield and it's like a screetching rattle. That's the best word I can use to descibe it. I assumed it's something common bc before I bought my SVTF there were 2 I looked at making the exact same noise only 1 was much worse than the other.

You all's help is greatly appreciated, I just wanna figure out what the hell is causing it so I can get it into the shop & fixed.
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