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2007 Front Suspension Thunking Noise

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Old 04-19-2012, 02:50 PM   #2141
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So installed, left quiet, right not, so now I'm gonna try AD-1078 from 2011, this is for 100% number for new shorter struts, so I have to add spacer.
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:56 AM   #2142
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I installed J&M adjs caster plates and now the twice is 200% louder. I'm going to put back the new GT 500 Strut Mounts and change the sway bar bushings and hope for the best.
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:57 AM   #2143
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OOPS I meant to say the noise is 200% louder.
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Old 05-25-2012, 03:14 PM   #2144
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So installed, left quiet, right not, so now I'm gonna try AD-1078 from 2011, this is for 100% number for new shorter struts, so I have to add spacer.
So finally I tested them with spacers, under has to be 20mm long, 15mm inside, upper has to be 15mm.

Sound this same, so I have to search what else can make this sound, but all is tight. What I seen in cars comming to me, that this that had installed tower brace were quiet, so finally I'll try this too.
But it makes so quiet noise, that probable I'll live with if it will not help.
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:15 AM   #2145
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OK, I tested it, suspenssion is much quiet with tower brace! It's not completly silent, on big holes You hear it, but on small nothing.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:02 PM   #2146
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My two cents - may not be the same as others but....

I had one sway bar endlink loose (driver side front) and it clunked! I could not tell if it was front or rear or which side. They felt tight when I did my last check before putting the wheels on, but sure enough it loosened up and even with Locktight blue on it. Buddy of mine swore it was the exhaust bumping something after the lowering springs. NOPE!

I took the endlinks off to replace the struts and springs, so that is why the clunk started. I had to get an open end 18mm socket and 8mm socket like others have suggested here and boom - no more clunk! Poor design for the front sway bar endlinks and recommend replacement to the newer versions in my opinon.

Anyways, my experience and a good solution for replacing the endlinks here;
My Strut/Spring Install
http://mustangforums.com/forum/suspe...-on-09-gt.html

Front Sway bar endlinks
http://mustangforums.com/forum/s197-...-endlinks.html

Good luck to all in defeating the CLUNK!
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:06 PM   #2147
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i have probably read about 20 posts and I thought i would add unhooking the sway bar. If you do this and drive it around you can see if it has anything to do with the clunk. hope this can help someone. I also have the clunk. fixed it on the drivers side by cranking down on the top strut nut.
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:52 PM   #2148
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I hope this helps this was from motor trend
http://www.motortrend.com/cars/2007/...stang/recalls/
Recall ID # 63902 - SUSPENSION:FRONT Hide Details
Recall Date:
OCT 27, 2006
Model Affected:
2007 Ford Mustang
Summary:
CERTAIN AFTERMARKET EIBACH BRANDED FRONT STRUTS ONLY, PART NO. 35101.8001, AND EIBACH BRANDED FRONT STRUTS AS SUSPENSION KITS, PART NOS. 35101.840, 35101.680, 35101.780, 35100.680, 35100.780, 4.10135.680, AND 4.10035.780, SOLD FOR USE ON 2005 THROUGH 2007 FORD MUSTANG VEHICLES. THE FRONT ANTI ROLL BAR ATTACHMENT BRACKET ON THE FRONT STRUT CAN SEPARATE FROM THE STRUT HOUSING DUE TO INCONSISTENT WELDING. THIS COULD RESULT IN A CLUNKING NOISE AND OR POOR HANDLING IN EXTREME OR EMERGENCY MANEUVERS.
Consequences:
IF THE BROKEN BRACKET CONTACTS THE TIRE, SIDEWALL DAMAGE CAN OCCUR, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
EIBACH WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO PROVIDE NEW STRUTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON DECEMBER 1, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT EIBACH AT 951-256-8300.
Potential Units Affected:
400
Notes:
EIBACH SPRINGS, INC.

Read more: http://www.motortrend.com/cars/2007/...#ixzz1zn7ymUgV
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:58 AM   #2149
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I hope this helps this was from motor trend
http://www.motortrend.com/cars/2007/...stang/recalls/
Recall ID # 63902 - SUSPENSION:FRONT Hide Details
Recall Date:
OCT 27, 2006
Model Affected:
2007 Ford Mustang
Summary:
CERTAIN AFTERMARKET EIBACH BRANDED FRONT STRUTS ONLY, PART NO. 35101.8001, AND EIBACH BRANDED FRONT STRUTS AS SUSPENSION KITS, PART NOS. 35101.840, 35101.680, 35101.780, 35100.680, 35100.780, 4.10135.680, AND 4.10035.780, SOLD FOR USE ON 2005 THROUGH 2007 FORD MUSTANG VEHICLES. THE FRONT ANTI ROLL BAR ATTACHMENT BRACKET ON THE FRONT STRUT CAN SEPARATE FROM THE STRUT HOUSING DUE TO INCONSISTENT WELDING. THIS COULD RESULT IN A CLUNKING NOISE AND OR POOR HANDLING IN EXTREME OR EMERGENCY MANEUVERS.
Consequences:
IF THE BROKEN BRACKET CONTACTS THE TIRE, SIDEWALL DAMAGE CAN OCCUR, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
EIBACH WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO PROVIDE NEW STRUTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON DECEMBER 1, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT EIBACH AT 951-256-8300.
Potential Units Affected:
400
Notes:
EIBACH SPRINGS, INC.

Read more: http://www.motortrend.com/cars/2007/...#ixzz1zn7ymUgV


Well, for 2007 owners we are out of warranty, I don't think Ford will replace our struts with no warranty, Should of know this before....

Thanks for the post!
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:33 PM   #2150
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Most recalls will be covered even if out of warranty since it is a recall. Eibach must have made the Roush struts because I got my Roush struts replaced for the same recall. My strut actually did break.
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:23 PM   #2151
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I installed some gt500 front LCAs and my clunk is finally gone. Feels and sounds like a new car now. Finally its fixed.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:40 AM   #2152
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Most recalls will be covered even if out of warranty since it is a recall. Eibach must have made the Roush struts because I got my Roush struts replaced for the same recall. My strut actually did break.

Well thats truth! I will need to go with the stealership. Now for the recall on Remedy it says:

Remedy
EIBACH WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO PROVIDE NEW STRUTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON DECEMBER 1, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT EIBACH AT 951-256-8300.

Read more: http://www.truckinweb.com/ford/99/mu...#ixzz21SOSCM5g

I was never notified by EIBACH... Do i need to contact them or where to check Im mine is using eibach?

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Old 07-24-2012, 08:00 AM   #2153
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I was never notified by EIBACH... Do i need to contact them or where to check Im mine is using eibach?
Look at the part number on your struts and if it is one of the numbers listed in the recall I would call Eibach to find out which direction to go from there.
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:11 PM   #2154
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My guess is that when lowered, the car leans more on the sway bar. Replace the sway bar bushings? replace the sway bar links? Sounds like all soft bushings may need replaced. My 07 Saleen is dead quiet inside. The sway bar has been replaced by what looks like a bridge stress bar(1 1/4" or so). Not a clunk at all.
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:15 PM   #2155
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Hi to everyone, I am from Mexico and i bought a 2007 V6 4.0 one month ago, when i took the test drive I drove in a very smooth road so everything was OK to me, i paid for the car and 3 blocks from the dealer reality slapped me in the face, it was when i started hearing to the clunk noise in the front suspension, the shocks felt really bad so i decided to buy front and rear motorcraft shocks and i thought it was going to be the end of the noise, but to my surprise the noise was still there, then i took the car the dealer and they said the tie rod was loose and also needed replacement and that the tie rod was the cause of the noise, it was changed and you guessed right the noise is still there, I felt very dissapointed with my Mustang, the roads here in Mexico are awful so its a torture to drive my car, i feel like i am driving a piece of junk, and i found these forum and these thread in particular and i realized that i'm not the only one with these problem, I have to confess that i tried to read the 216 pages of the thread but at page 40 i became tired because no one had a solution, so please guys if some of you have found the fix please share it with me, i'm sorry if this has been answered or posted before, i am impacient to get rid of this noise and start enjoying my pony, Thanks in advance and best regards to you all.
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:54 PM   #2156
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Mine would clunk on any small bump in the road. Sounded like metal on metal clunk. I swapped to gt500 strut mounts and noise was still there. Finally put in front gt500 LCAs and the noise is gone. My tie rods were tight as well. I would guess that's your issue.
I know the feeling of your car sounding like a POS. Its depressing. Did the install with a friends help. Not difficult at all.
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Thanks 808muscle! so thats it? just change the LCA? Ok i will give it a try, just hope they are not to expensive here in MEX, I will let you know if it worked!
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Thanks 808muscle! so thats it? just change the LCA? Ok i will give it a try, just hope they are not to expensive here in MEX, I will let you know if it worked!
You want the GT500 front LCAs. They have upgraded bushings.
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Thanks 808muscle! so thats it? just change the LCA? Ok i will give it a try, just hope they are not to expensive here in MEX, I will let you know if it worked!
You may also check the front sway bar end links. The factory ones for 05-09 are very difficulty to tighten. Those were my problem when I changed my springs. I think you had to disconnect them to get to the springs? It may feel like they are tight, but they have to be very tight to keep from making a clunk. You can buy new ones that are easier to tighten.

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http://mustangforums.com/forum/2005-...ml#post7966095

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Hello before you start spending a lot of money in parts, pay attention to me. Underneath your mustang are couple of screws that loose after a while driving around. You may think that is stupid what I told you but is not. Lift your car and under the engine mounts are two screws (picture) n each side that hold the suspension to the frame, tight those up as hardest you can, you may have to use a impact wrench or a breaking bar. Second under you radiator base are two screws that hold it against the frame, check them too. Last but not least in each side of the car, close to the area that you set the car jack are two screws that also hold the suspension to the frame tighten up as well. They are 12 screws that may make your car sound like is falling apart believe me. No one knows what was wrong with my car and make me spend a lot of money for nothing, sway bar, strut, mounts, bushings, links and hub. Try it please and let me know
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