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Old 05-12-2011, 12:15 PM   #1
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I have a 2012 mustang gt stick with just 200 miles on it. When I go over a slow speed bump there is a "groan" noise coming from the suspension. Is this normal for a new suspension? anyone know what it is and how to get rid of it?
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Old 05-12-2011, 01:30 PM   #2
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I have posted about this very same issue with my new 2011 GT a couple of times - started noticing it at about 800 miles and now has about 3400 miles. The response seems to be that it is not normal and should be taken to the dealer for a check. Not sure about possible causes or if anyone else has had this issue and had it fixed or taken to the dealer.
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Old 05-12-2011, 01:47 PM   #3
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Could be the same type of issue seen with the 05-06 S197's. Needed to have revised upper strut mounts installed. Dealer item should be covered under warranty.
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There is a TSB on this.
Don't confuse it with the TSB for groaning while turning.
They are two different issues.
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:54 PM   #5
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There is a TSB on this.
Don't confuse it with the TSB for groaning while turning.
They are two different issues.
What does a TSB do? i just called my dealer's service dept. and the guy said it could be the suspension settlling in and i should give it another week. If the noise continues i should call him again, i told him it already has 250 miles he just said ok.
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I have posted about this very same issue with my new 2011 GT a couple of times - started noticing it at about 800 miles and now has about 3400 miles. The response seems to be that it is not normal and should be taken to the dealer for a check. Not sure about possible causes or if anyone else has had this issue and had it fixed or taken to the dealer.
what did you do about it? you just left it the way it is and now you have 3400 miles? the noise is kind of annoying.
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:04 PM   #7
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TSB means Technical Service Bulletin.
Ford puts them out when widespread problems happen that are not safety related so they do not require a recall.

There is a list somewhere on this forum of TSBs.
Look for your year model.
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Check out this TSB.
It says for 05-10 Mustangs but they might just not have updated it to include the 12's.
Click this link:
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Oh one more thing...
If the groaning happens when you turn then your dealer just needs to add a bottle of Motorcraft Additive Friction Modifier to your axle.
Do some figure 8's in a parking lot at low speeds to force the liquid in and you should be set.
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The TSB does not seem to be for the problem described by the OP. It is a "groaning/creaking suspension type noise" heard when going slowly over speed bumps. Not a whine as in the TSB. Haven't seen a TSB for this for 2011-2012.

I have had the same problem on my new 2011 GT. It only happens when going over speed bumps so I just live with it until I can take time off work to take it to the dealer to have it checked out (much as I hate to). I don't think it is normal and will probably not go away. Seems to come mostly from the passenger front.

I would be really interested in knowing if anyone had actually taken the car to the dealer for this and what was done.

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I went to the dealer this afternoon for service and they said it was a bad control arm. The control arm squeaks when you go over a bump. They ordered the part for me and is going to call me when it arrives
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The TSB does not seem to be for the problem described by the OP. It is a "groaning/creaking suspension type noise" heard when going slowly over speed bumps. Not a whine as in the TSB. Haven't seen a TSB for this for 2011-2012.

I have had the same problem on my new 2011 GT. It only happens when going over speed bumps so I just live with it until I can take time off work to take it to the dealer to have it checked out (much as I hate to). I don't think it is normal and will probably not go away. Seems to come mostly from the passenger front.

I would be really interested in knowing if anyone had actually taken the car to the dealer for this and what was done.
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I understand how difficult finding the time to have your Mustang diagnosed can be. I would like to try to make the service experience as painless as possible for you. Please send me a private message with your contact information, VIN, mileage, and servicing dealer, so I can try to assist and I can ensure your situation is appropriately documented as well.

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I went to the dealer this afternoon for service and they said it was a bad control arm. The control arm squeaks when you go over a bump. They ordered the part for me and is going to call me when it arrives
Will3212,

I am not sure if you saw my post in your other thread, but I am sorry your control arm failed already. Please also send me a private message with your contact information, VIN, mileage, and servicing dealer, and I will see what I can do to help.

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Hi rogan01,

I understand how difficult finding the time to have your Mustang diagnosed can be. I would like to try to make the service experience as painless as possible for you. Please send me a private message with your contact information, VIN, mileage, and servicing dealer, so I can try to assist and I can ensure your situation is appropriately documented as well.



Will3212,

I am not sure if you saw my post in your other thread, but I am sorry your control arm failed already. Please also send me a private message with your contact information, VIN, mileage, and servicing dealer, and I will see what I can do to help.

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thanks for the reply, It said "53 miles till empty" when it was done it said "9 miles till empty". I'm a little frustrated but I understand the mechanic had to drive it for awhile and really listen to the noise. After he lubricated it he had to once again drive for for another 15 minutes. Turned out to be a bad control arm. They won't have the part till May 30th.
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thanks for the reply, It said "53 miles till empty" when it was done it said "9 miles till empty". I'm a little frustrated but I understand the mechanic had to drive it for awhile and really listen to the noise. After he lubricated it he had to once again drive for for another 15 minutes. Turned out to be a bad control arm. They won't have the part till May 30th.
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It is my pleasure to try to resolve issues such as yours. I can understand that can be frustrating to enter your car with an almost empty tank. That is positive news they were able to diagnose it and are replacing the control arm for you. I just wish it was a faster order time for you, as I'm sure you do as well. I appreciate your patience. Please let me know if I can assist in any way.

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I realize I am bringing up an old thread, but I have a persistent groan while turning slow speeds, especially when the car is first cranked hot or cold. The car can be sitting still and you still get it (eliminating the rear diff as culprit). I I flushed the power steering, reservoir and used Lucas in the pump. It stopped it for about 3 days. Now it's right back doing it. It is very noticeable, but doesn't sound like your typical ford PS pump whine. Anyone have any experience with what this could be? Thanks.
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Oh yea, almost forgot. 05 GT. About 77k miles.
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Hey guys. 2012 GT here. I have 32K miles and I have the EXACT same groan being described in this thread. Still under warranty, PHEW, so I am calling dealer today. It happens only at slow speeds and really noticeable over speed bumps.

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Did the control arm fix the problem? I will suggest this to my dealer if it did to help them diagnose.
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Hey guys. 2012 GT here. I have 32K miles and I have the EXACT same groan being described in this thread. Still under warranty, PHEW, so I am calling dealer today. It happens only at slow speeds and really noticeable over speed bumps.



Did the control arm fix the problem? I will suggest this to my dealer if it did to help them diagnose.
my car now has 14,000 miles on it, and the front lower control arms were swapped out 4 times. It's the bushings. After 4 attempts it still creaks/groans.
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Got the car to the dealer today. They said it is definitely bad control arm bushings. Parts have been ordered, getting them installed next week. I will post again once the work is complete.
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