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Old 02-23-2007, 12:32 PM   #1
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Hi, Was just at the dealer and the Tech. Rep. finally returned the call after 2 weeks to inform that Ford is not, Repeat, IS NOT coming out with a fix for the Thunking Noise in our front end suspension. My service manager explained how there was many these forums complaining about this issue, and the techrep only said I'll let Ford know. The techrep told her to tell me "It's a normal characteristic of the car". In my opinion this is unacceptable. I sent out a complaint letter to Ford Board of Directors this morning 2/23/07. I'll let you guys/girls know what response I get.

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Old 02-23-2007, 12:43 PM   #2
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I don't have a thunk, and I hope I don't get one. (I think)
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:50 PM   #3
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It's on small bumps/deviations in road under 35mph. Hit a frost heave or pothole and you think something is going to fall apart. You guys that live on smooth roads, concider yourself lucky. Or go find a bumpy backroad to hear it yourselves.
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Old 02-23-2007, 01:48 PM   #4
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i don't have it...

do you know of anyone who has changed the springs and/or struts on their carand still hasthe "thunk"?

just trying to isolate what it could be...
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Old 02-23-2007, 02:03 PM   #5
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I get it while turning left going over a speed bump at slowly. I hear that with some aftermarket suspention parts it removes this noise.

Roush, Saleen, Shelby cars and or cars with parts do not have this noise from what I read.
Including the Shelby Hertz GT-H, I rented one last month.
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Old 02-23-2007, 02:21 PM   #6
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[ul]M-2005-FR3 $1,299.00
Put a little "Road Race" into yor street car![*]Fits 2005-07 Mustang GT Coupe[*]Handling Pack includes:
Dampers M-18000-A
Lowering Springs M-5300-K
Sway Bars M-5490-A
Strut Tower Brace M-20201-S197. Strut tower brace does not clear 2007 with plastic engine cover[*]All components are designed to work together as a package[*]Lowers car approximately 1.5"[*]Dampers, uniquely tuned by Multimatic Motorsports, the same company that makes dampers for the FR500C race car[*]Note:Some factory fasteners are one time use. Please reference service manual for reuse information and correct torque specifications.[/ul]


2005-2006 Saleen Suspension System
Price: $799.99[/align]
[/align]Part Number: 10-1300-A11503*[/align]Valved and Special Tuned for your 2005-2006 Mustang. Includes Struts, Shocks, Springs, and Sway Bar.[/align][/align][/align]





Year: 2005 - 2007 Mustang GT ROUSH COMPLETE SUSPENSION KIT (#401296) [/align]1,574.95[/align]Engineered To Improve Handling On Or Off The Track, Includes Front And Rear Performance Coil Springs, Sway Bars, And Shocks / Struts, All Components Are Roush Matched For the Ultimate Tuned Suspension [/align]


Tokico Ford Mustang Suspension Kit [/align][/align][/align][/align]
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Old 02-23-2007, 02:26 PM   #7
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My 07 has had a front end clunk and rear end clunk over small bumps since day 1, not really a clunk but more of a low thud?? VERY ANNOYING!!
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Old 02-23-2007, 09:18 PM   #8
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me too but i figured it was the nature of the beast.... would be nice if it wouldnt though. i like how they say the boss will have less sound deadening.... thats a laugh
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Old 02-23-2007, 09:21 PM   #9
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Quote:
ORIGINAL: 2k05gt [ul]M-2005-FR3 $1,299.00
Put a little "Road Race" into yor street car![*]Fits 2005-07 Mustang GT Coupe[*]Handling Pack includes:
Dampers M-18000-A
Lowering Springs M-5300-K
Sway Bars M-5490-A
Strut Tower Brace M-20201-S197. Strut tower brace does not clear 2007 with plastic engine cover[*]All components are designed to work together as a package[*]Lowers car approximately 1.5"[*]Dampers, uniquely tuned by Multimatic Motorsports, the same company that makes dampers for the FR500C race car[*]Note:Some factory fasteners are one time use. Please reference service manual for reuse information and correct torque specifications.[/ul]


2005-2006 Saleen Suspension System
Price: $799.99[/align]
[/align]Part Number: 10-1300-A11503*[/align]Valved and Special Tuned for your 2005-2006 Mustang. Includes Struts, Shocks, Springs, and Sway Bar.[/align][/align][/align]





Year: 2005 - 2007 Mustang GT ROUSH COMPLETE SUSPENSION KIT (#401296) [/align]1,574.95[/align]Engineered To Improve Handling On Or Off The Track, Includes Front And Rear Performance Coil Springs, Sway Bars, And Shocks / Struts, All Components Are Roush Matched For the Ultimate Tuned Suspension [/align]


Tokico Ford Mustang Suspension Kit [/align][/align][/align][/align]
yes, but we shouldn't have to spend up to $2,000 to fix something when we payed almost $30,000
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Old 02-23-2007, 09:35 PM   #10
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The driveshaft causes a lot of clunking.

My road is as rough as they come (dirt) and I can't hear any clunking from the front, all the rattles coming from the rear must drown it out. Lots of stuff makes noise in the rear, including the springs, bumper cover, impact bumpers under the bumper cover, the spare tire cover, plastic trunk latch cover, etc. I could spend a week tightening up all the things that shake in the back of this car, believe me I have.

You guys should consider yourselves lucky to have the luxury of driving on pavement.
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