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Old 12-09-2006, 04:25 PM   #21
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This is my first Ford....

I am disapointed in the fit and finish and all the little noises.
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Old 12-09-2006, 04:35 PM   #22
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LOL.....anyone tried adjusting your hood stops? Perhaps the noise is not suspension related. It is a known issue that the hood stops are the source of this type of front end noise over bumps. I know it sounds crazy. I can't provide you with proof (proprietary thing) but trust me. It's at least worth having someone with some engine or chassis ears compare the noise level between the hood stop areas and the sway bar end links..............
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Old 12-09-2006, 05:34 PM   #23
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I have checked believe me. This is a deeper type suspension noise felt over crackes and bumpes in the road...or even backing out of the driveway....when the front wheels bounce off the two inch drop at the end of the drive I can hear it....smooth road freeway above 35 40 nothing. I was concinced it was a strut until they replaced them....I have had people say the inner fender wells are a loose fit (they are) but it is not that kind of sound.....
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Old 12-09-2006, 06:45 PM   #24
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yeah i have that noise on my 06 mustang

gonna get it check later on!!
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Old 12-09-2006, 07:49 PM   #25
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I will be taking my new '07 with 300 miles on it back to the dealership this week for this problem. It has gotten a little worse, first occuring predominantly on the right side but now both sides have the problem. I explained to them there may not be a fix for this, so I'll report back when I find out something.
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Old 12-09-2006, 08:14 PM   #26
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It would be interesting to see how many had this problem and how many did not. Like I said some that have been in it don't seem to notice it.....I just think it sounds sloppy....like and older car with 100,000 and bad front end parts
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Old 12-09-2006, 09:17 PM   #27
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Drove 3 GTs before getting mine and never noticed the noise until I got mine home. Sounds like suspension noise at slow speeds only. (40kph and below) Also have a zip tie on the fuse box. I will not take it to the dealer because I was the one who used to fix these things at the dealer until I changed trades. I will look for this noise in the spring when I get the car back out. Being from a dealership I know what some of these places are like when you leave a nice car there.
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Old 12-09-2006, 09:59 PM   #28
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LC05GT,

Please let me know what you find out. After replacing the links and passenger side strut they then hooked it up to a frame anylizer(possibly not the right term) to try to get closer to the problem with no luck. The ford rep drove and did hear it but because there were no service bulletins on it he calimed it was the nature of the beast. I have been around cars for many years and can't believe this is a normal front end noise. As I stated earlier I have a 73 Corvette and at 36 years old does not have any front end noise. Email is byrnejoe@sbcglobal.net if you find out what it is
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Old 12-09-2006, 10:58 PM   #29
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Guys,
This was discussed in another thread a few days back and one of the guys (a mechanic) stated that the strut bearings had a few mm play in them and this will cause what you guys are experiencing.
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Old 12-09-2006, 11:16 PM   #30
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They replaced both struts and no differance....they put the origional back in the drivers side for some reason. I even drove the car the 5th day it was there after the repacement of the struts with no differance
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Old 12-09-2006, 11:30 PM   #31
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Well if the struts are causing noise and you replace them with the same kind of struts then you'll get the same noise. Anyone with the D-specs have this noise? My ears must not be as sensitive as some of yours. Try driving down my dirt road every day and then you'll be able to complain about rattles and thunks!


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They replaced both struts and no differance....they put the origional back in the drivers side for some reason. I even drove the car the 5th day it was there after the repacement of the struts with no differance
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Old 12-10-2006, 12:27 AM   #32
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I have the D-Specs and they have the same noice. Mine didn't start (or at least I didn't hear it) until I put some miles on it. I had it to the dealer with the d-specs and they wouldn't look at it (said it was coming from the aftermarket struts and they couldn't do anything). I put the original struts back on, same noise. Took it to the dealer and they replace both front hubs for free. It stopped for a while, but now it's back. It's VERY annoying. I ended up putting the d-specs back on and will just live with it for now.

Like everyone else....I thought it was the a-arms, the springs, the sway bar, etc..... I didn't try taking off the swaybar though, might have to try it. The way the endlinks mount to it is very awkward. I wouldn't be surprised if it's some sort of binding in there.
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Old 12-10-2006, 12:33 AM   #33
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I bought mine as a program car with 17,000 on it. I noticed it on the test drive and was assured it would be taken care of. They could not fix it Guess I will wait and see what happens
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Old 12-10-2006, 04:55 AM   #34
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where can i find the hotline number? I need that in order to start a " I called in about the suspension noise!" thread.
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Old 12-10-2006, 10:04 AM   #35
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So no one has removed their swaybar to see if the noise goes away? Atleast then you could tell the dealer, although I doubt they could do anything.

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Old 12-10-2006, 01:11 PM   #36
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Old 12-10-2006, 06:15 PM   #37
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All this dicussion on this noise makes me want to work on the car. Too bad it is put away for winter and it is -10c in the garage. Any way, customer relations info is in everyones owners manual. They will usually only recommend going to the dealer. Hotline is only available to registered techs for help and tsb info will be published only after some lucky tech finds the problem and writes it up. I have to agree with some of the posts it sounds just like stabalizer noise only some have removed the sway bar with no luck. I do think something is loose in mine because after it sat for a week (I took it for a drive before I parked it) the noise was gone until I shook it loose again. Maybe by spring you guys will have this figured out for me. I hate winter!!!
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Old 12-11-2006, 11:34 AM   #38
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Hello,
Having the same problem and it might be the brake calipers and or the front sway bar wirked for me!
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I got under the car and checked the endlink nuts - they were all tight. I'm leaning toward something in the upper suspension.
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I've had my struts and upper strut bearings replaced and still makes the noise. I have removed the front sway bar. I'm thinking it may be the design of the struts. I'm probably going to try the new QA1 aluminum struts eventually.
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