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Rear Suspension Rattles????

Post by rjdut » Thu Dec 08, 2005 9:21 pm

Wife came home tonight with news we've developed a noise. :( When going over a bump seems to make a rattle in the rear. I had my wife drive and I folded down the rear seats and ended up in the trunk. Well since I'm 200lbs ( :oops: I hate to admit that) and the noise went away when I got back there, I can only think it's got to be suspension related.

Anyone else experience this?

I guess I'll have the dealer look at it when I bring it in for the gas tank straps.
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Post by RStabb » Thu Dec 08, 2005 9:38 pm

Yep, since it got cold the wife's Montego sounds like the 1996 Taurus with 130K miles that we traded in. :shock:

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Post by black2005 » Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:00 pm

yep, see my thread at viewtopic.php?t=2701

for this sound as well as a creak in the front

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Post by jiggs » Fri Dec 09, 2005 12:35 am

COULD IT BE subframe bushings....that fixed the "clunk" sound on my taurus for good
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Post by PMCErnie » Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:59 am

Try this one, rjdut. I've had this "fixed" twice already, but Furd still hasn't come out with the proper fix. Come on Furd, get on the stick!

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Post by rjdut » Fri Dec 09, 2005 8:49 am

Thanks for all the replies guys. I'll be bringing it in next week for tank straps - I'll keep you posted.

Meanwhile if it stops snowing (8" & piling up :? ) I might get under there myself and take a look this weekend.
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Post by black2005 » Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:21 pm

jiggs wrote:COULD IT BE subframe bushings....that fixed the "clunk" sound on my taurus for good
Who knows, you know how dealers get offended if anyone in a nice pair of dockers and a dress shirt make a suggestion about a noise as to what could be causing it........

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Post by black2005 » Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:28 pm

PMCErnie wrote:Try this one, rjdut. I've had this "fixed" twice already, but Furd still hasn't come out with the proper fix. Come on Furd, get on the stick!

viewtopic.php?t=552
No, but I wish it was at it would be an easy fix. It's more of a clunk in the rear, very loud, sounds like shock/struts on rear pass side. The squeak I mention is up front ,the techs say it is lower control arm bushings and a bad design.... If you read the rest of that thread I posted you see it's not just me with this crappy suspension........ you know what they say, "FORD, well atleast they circled the problem".

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Post by JJ » Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:36 pm

black2005 wrote:No, but I wish it was at it would be an easy fix. It's more of a clunk in the rear, very loud, sounds like shock/struts on rear pass side. The squeak I mention is up front ,the techs say it is lower control arm bushings and a bad design.... If you read the rest of that thread I posted you see it's not just me with this crappy suspension........ you know what they say, "FORD, well atleast they circled the problem".
I don't have that problem.
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Re: Rear Suspension Rattles????

Post by Timmytaurus » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:57 pm

Sway bar links that ford put on are cheap. All 4 of mine broke, not hard to change. Hardest part is getting the old off, lots of liquid wrench (keep from getting spray on the rotors). They are about $20 a piece at o'reily, and even the cheapest one o'reily's sells is better quality then what ford put on.

I had a real bad clunk in my front end from one breaking off.

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