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Old 12-05-2017, 03:29 PM   #1
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Hello I have a 2005 gt and whenever I make a slight right turn like on a curve or getting on an on or off ramp I have a severe shake and thumping noise. Only when I go right. Now everything up front is brand new. The list includes both hubs, struts with new lowering springs, strut mounts, strut tower brace, sway bar links, sway bar bushings, tie rods (outer), calipers rotors and pads and new rubber. The only things left stock are the ball joints/lower control arms (which are soild). Does anyone have a clue? I canít think of anything else
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:21 AM   #2
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Is the shake mostly felt in the wheel or just the whole car?
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:43 AM   #3
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just the front left and only when I take a right curve or on ramp not turning in general
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Old 12-06-2017, 11:35 AM   #4
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but yes in the steering wheel as well
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Old 12-06-2017, 01:32 PM   #5
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Hello I have a 2005 gt and whenever I make a slight right turn like on a curve or getting on an on or off ramp I have a severe shake and thumping noise. Only when I go right. Now everything up front is brand new. The list includes both hubs, struts with new lowering springs, strut mounts, strut tower brace, sway bar links, sway bar bushings, tie rods (outer), calipers rotors and pads and new rubber. The only things left stock are the ball joints/lower control arms (which are soild) . Does anyone have a clue? I canít think of anything else
On an 05? I doubt it.

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable must be the truth. - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Control arms... cracks in the bushings can create the shimmy even under acceleration in a straight line. That was the deal with mine. Control arms "looked fine" but when I pulled them out to replace them..holy cow the bushings were beat!

The only other possible (but improbable) thing it could be is that the suspension wasn't tightend correctly. Suspension should always be torqued to spec under load meaning with the wheels at driving height. You can do this by put a jack under a control arm and raising the vehicle a bit with it and tightening that side up. Then do the same for the other side.

You can try the retightening of things with the suspension loaded but, it's most likely a process in futility. My money is on the control arms.
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:39 AM   #6
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Just ordered gt 500 front control arms keep your fingers crossed if they don’t fix the issue then I’m at loss for words since everything has been replaced
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Really simple question have you check the tires??? Could be an out of balance situation.
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Really simple question have you check the tires??? Could be an out of balance situation.
Out of balance or split belt in a tire would be felt in a straight line as well, not just in turns. The Thunk/Clunk also point to a suspension issue.
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Just ordered gt 500 front control arms keep your fingers crossed if they don’t fix the issue then I’m at loss for words since everything has been replaced
Before you install the new control arms, was the suspension tighted up while it was loaded and to spec? Loose Stabilizer links can cause thunking/clunking but not a shimmy. Mine had the shimmying too on wide sweeping turns when making a right. Drivers side. I would take apart that side first, I think you will be surprised at how shot the bushings are when you pull the drivers control arm.

And to prove i've experienced what you're talking about... Post #9 The overall thread is not related but my comments are...
https://mustangforums.com/forum/2005...l-bearing.html post

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Old 12-11-2017, 12:08 PM   #10
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The suspension was tightened under load and went back with lock tight, also tires are new and have been balanced. Parts are already ordered and on their way but since I live in Michigan and it has decided to snow I have no where to install the damn things
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