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Old 09-10-2011, 07:17 PM   #1
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Is anyone else have noise (and possibly more) issues with the front suspension? The sound has gotten worse. It use to only make noise when going over a large bump or dip. Now anytime I hit a bump I hear the LF creak and moan and I can feel it in the pedals. When I take off from a start I hear it and feel it in he pedals. I got my 2012 Kona Blue Mustang about a month ago and this is really ticking me off. I went into a Ford dealership and they claim nothing is broken, just a noisy bushing. I had to drive (move) cross country so I finally have an appt with the local dealer. Just wondering if anyone else is having issues or knows what it could possibly be?
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:32 PM   #2
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Is anyone else have noise (and possibly more) issues with the front suspension? The sound has gotten worse. It use to only make noise when going over a large bump or dip. Now anytime I hit a bump I hear the LF creak and moan and I can feel it in the pedals. When I take off from a start I hear it and feel it in he pedals. I got my 2012 Kona Blue Mustang about a month ago and this is really ticking me off. I went into a Ford dealership and they claim nothing is broken, just a noisy bushing. I had to drive (move) cross country so I finally have an appt with the local dealer. Just wondering if anyone else is having issues or knows what it could possibly be?
Wow, wow, wow. Same exact noise. Been driving me nuts since May. Man I wish I could figure it out. I don't have the GT. 2011 V6 and I thought it would be useless bringing it to the dealership because of my Koni/Steeda suspension mods. I'm sure they'd just point at those and say they have no idea.

I would love to know if anyone knows which bushing or issue is cause this. I only hear it at low speeds moving forward slowly.
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Old 09-11-2011, 12:11 PM   #3
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My right front makes a "scrunching" (sometimes a thunk) noise when rolling over speed bumps or dips...took it to the dealer...they determined it was a bad Lower Control Arm...it's on order...Free replacement under warranty...just waiting for the call...you should go to another dealer to have it checked out...
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My right front makes a "scrunching" (sometimes a thunk) noise when rolling over speed bumps or dips...took it to the dealer...they determined it was a bad Lower Control Arm...it's on order...Free replacement under warranty...just waiting for the call...you should go to another dealer to have it checked out...
Yeah scrunching and thunking are definitely ways to describe the sound. I drove around today and the noise wasn't as bad as yesterday. I also got it washed and drove more yesterday... So maybe it was the water or the amount of use that made it worse. I have an appt tomorrow, I'll post what they tell me.
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:32 PM   #5
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So the dealer said it was a bad bushing on the control arm assembly... They had to order it and I still haven't heard anything back on them receiving the parts.
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Old 09-21-2011, 05:20 AM   #6
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Makes me glad I upgraded my front lower control arms to GT500 ones with Steeda X5 ball joints right at the start.
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:24 PM   #7
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Based on this thread, it seems to be more of an '11 and up issue rather than something that you and I would be apt to face. I've never heard that noise with my OE GT arms either.


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Hearing front end creaky noises when going over speed bumps as well on my 2012 GT build date, July 2011. Makes the car sound like it's 10 years old. Did not have them when car was new, only started hearing em about two weeks ago, car is 4 weeks old, not a daily driver. Will be bringing it up to dealer when first oil change is due in november.
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:04 AM   #9
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i had the same issue on my 11 gt they put in a new lower control arm and it was gone for a little while. it eventually came back. i entered an autocross event and after that it went away and that was in august and no noise since. its like the suspension needs to break in or something. but the fix is to autocross the cars it seems
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...but the fix is to autocross the cars....
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my 2010 gt clunks in the front over almost any bump, took it to ford and the jackasses said its because you have an aftermarket exhaust all the sounds resonate to the front of the car when you hit a bump......needless to say the car still clunks and they didn't fix anything..

Ford is the worst with service they will feed you any kind of lie they can to avoid fixing a car, never had a problem with gm or jeep with warranty repairs
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Ford is the worst with service they will feed you any kind of lie they can to avoid fixing a car, never had a problem with gm or jeep with warranty repairs
Guess you've never owned a Nissan Maxima . . .


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Old 10-28-2011, 12:43 PM   #13
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went to a diff dealer yesterday who replaced to front right LCA and also pointed out to me that the sway bar link nuts were already changed to the newer style, i guess by the first owner

anyway the front clunk seems to be gone but now i can hear a popping in the rear lol
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Either of those dealerships in the Cherry Hill area?


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In my experience those noises have always been loose connecting, under lubricated, faulty bushing Front sway bar, loose connection or failing end links(real common) or front arm bushings. Erik
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The dealer who wouldn't fix the car is in Woodbury ace ford the one who replaced the LCa is Holman in turnersville, tho I can say winner ford in cherry hill is the worst dealer of any I have ever been too.
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after a few days of driving the noise is back and sounds louder than before now
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I have had my 2012 since August 25th. The car only has 1,300 easy miles on it and already it has a clunking sound on the left front end.
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[QUOTE=Norm Peterson;7729874]Guess you've never owned a Nissan Maxima .

Honda gives you hell to if you take your car in for repair under warranty. Turns out the manufactures of almost all brands warn the dealerships that if they do to much warranty work, they will be penalized. Got this info. from a friend who is a service manager at a Honda dealership.
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I read in this forum that there is a TSB from Ford regarding this issue. The front anti-sway bar and the bushings need to be replaced.
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