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Old 06-17-2006, 07:35 PM
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So I've had my 9" wide wheels now for about 1/2 a year and my steering something (can't tell what) pops/ creeks when I turn right, and right only...could that be from the wider tires? Sound is coming from drivers side only.
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Old 06-17-2006, 08:01 PM
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nope, sounds like a tie rod end
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Old 06-18-2006, 02:20 AM
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There's a TSB on it. Mine started doing this before I got my wider wheels. It's the steering rack if I'm not mistaken (just going by the TSB)... but at any rate it's happening to my 04 too. Sounds a little like a pop/clunk/creak all mixed into one and only at like two spots on the turn to the right.
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Old 06-18-2006, 04:17 AM
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I had the same problem with an 04 Mustang. Ford fixed it free under warranty. There is definitely a TSB on it.
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Old 06-20-2006, 02:21 AM
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ORIGINAL: ShadowDrake

There's a TSB on it. Mine started doing this before I got my wider wheels. It's the steering rack if I'm not mistaken (just going by the TSB)... but at any rate it's happening to my 04 too. Sounds a little like a pop/clunk/creak all mixed into one and only at like two spots on the turn to the right.
Exactly what mines doing...two spot on a right turn also! Will Ford fix it if I have "aftermarket" wheels?
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Old 06-20-2006, 02:41 AM
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The dealer will probly try to NOT fix your problem under warranty because of your aftermarket wheels.
If you still have your stock wheels, put them on.
If not, burrow a friends stock wheels for a day.
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Old 06-20-2006, 02:46 AM
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Didn't think of that! I guess that would be the surest way of getting them to do it...hope they don't give me crap for the other stuff I have, lol.
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Old 06-20-2006, 02:51 AM
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They shouldn`t say anything unless you have something else on your car that would interfear with your front suspension.
If not, you should be fine.
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Old 06-20-2006, 10:56 AM
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I have 18 inch Bullit Chrome rims, I took them off and put back the stock 16" when I took the car to the dealer. I suggest you do the same!

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Old 06-20-2006, 11:49 AM
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I am, I still have the stock ones sitting in the back yard.
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