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just bought a 2007 mustang v6 with 107k miles. The front end makes more noise than i think it should. The tires are also worn more on the inside than the outside. My first thought was wheel bearings so I jacked the car up and shook the wheel and tire assembly but nothing jumped out at me. Tie rod ends? But what about the noise? Any thoughts and experience is appreciated.
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Thanks flash xx. The front does make a popping noise while going over bumps and there is tire noise over 30 mph. (howling). Do you think tire noise could be created by bad strut mounts? Sounds like 05 to current have problems with strut mounts?
Howling? No, that sounds like either bearings, tires or maybe brakes. As for the strut mounts, yes they suck. Ford used some plastic piece of crap for those. I got rid of mine and replaced them with camber plates. Some people have also had problems with the top strut nuts being loose, so check that.
I too have a 07 That was making noise every time I went over a bump, kinda sounded like loose front disc pads, . I replaces the tierods and ends, they needed replacing but they were not the reason for the loud noise. I read on here about the Strut mounts, so I pulled out the struts, and replaced only the struts, while I was doing this I saw the problem!!! it was a loose bolt on the SWAY BAR. hard to see as it sits behind the strut over the lower control arm. it tore up the threads a bit so I added a couple washers and it is quiet now. Good luck on your Pony!
I can't stand the clunking on my 2007 GT/CS with 30,000 miles. The dealership told me the entire front suspension had to be replaced. With such low milage? Told them forget it and let me investigate. So now, my dear gear heads, in english, what should I do?
My 07 started thunking soon after I bought it in 12/06.
Finally got it fixed in summer of 07.
Dealer replaced upper strut mounts and struts (1 strut was leaking)
I added the Che K brace ( no brace on 07 coupe )
No thunking since then.
Strut mounts, lower control arm (ball joints), Sway bar end links, and sway bar bushings. All crap on the 05 to 08ish models of GT and V6 models. Replace them all, you will probably fix all of the clunking and thunking.
The howling is most likely tires or bearings.
08 S197 GT Auto: FRPP Strut Tower Brace, FRPP Bullitt CAI, Bama 91-P Tune, VBX remaned valve body with Superior Transmission Shift Kit.
Pending upgrades: Shaftmasters Aluminum 3.5" DS, FRPP 3.73 gears, Axle back exahust (?)
Originally Posted by LostBoyz
if you are getting 29mpg in your 5.0, you aren't driving it correctly
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