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2012 V6 Premium noise in front end.

Has anyone experienced a noise like either bushings or struts growling when easing over speed bumps in parking lots? I only have 15k and its starting to drive me crazy. I know in the next few days I will have it at the dealer but was just checking to see if anyone else had this issue.

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I creek/squeak over speed bumps, but I am lowered so I just thought it was that. Do you have any modifications?


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Easiest and cheapest test is to check the weather stripping on the trunk
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Easiest and cheapest test is to check the weather stripping on the trunk
wait, what? Please elaborate.

My front end now groans after swapping out struts and springs. I'm wondering what I can lube to get it to stop.
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A lot of noise from speed bumps comes from the weather stripping on the trunk. Use silicone and see what happens
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Has anyone experienced a noise like either bushings or struts growling when easing over speed bumps in parking lots? I only have 15k and its starting to drive me crazy. I know in the next few days I will have it at the dealer but was just checking to see if anyone else had this issue.

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Hello trivas1,

You should have it checked out at your dealer and speaking to your Service Manager about this. He/She is in the best position to look into this for you. He/she can check into any warranty, assistance, recalls, or Customer Satisfaction Programs that may apply to your vehicle. Let me know the outcome.

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I had the same issue when going over speed bumps. I took it in yesterday and they confirmed the lower control arm was bad on the left side. They're replacing both the fronts with the "improved" LCAs under warranty. This issue is pretty common from what I've read on this forum. I'll post up how everything looks and sounds after the install them later this week.

My noise was coming from the front end, no rear end clunks. You can always do the CPR test on your struts, and if they make a bunch of noise when you press down on each front strut then those may be the issue. Could also be a bad LCA bushing or a Swaybar end link, take it in and let them figure it out under warranty
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my noise is from the front end as well for sure. I did see (after I posted) there is a Service Bullet on a control arm or something to that nature. I will be taking it to the dealer tomorrow and will let you know what the issue is.
Thanks for the help everyone. It makes me feel better to know I am not the only one.
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I have this issue now as well as the "crickets chirping" from the rear brakes whenever the brake pedal is pushed. Minimal problems but still annoying.

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This is what happened to my upper strut mount when it was removed from the strut at 4500 miles. Had noise over speed bumps. Was replaced with the 2011 gt500 upper strut mount. Needed them with the FRPP n springs.


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Normal when it gets hot. Even if ford got you new ones they would make the noise again in 5k miles. You could check to see if the production date falls I to the range of build dates for the recall that they had. Some 2011 and eary 12 cars had a recall


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This is what happened to my upper strut mount when it was removed from the strut at 4500 miles. Had noise over speed bumps. Was replaced with the 2011 gt500 upper strut mount. Needed them with the FRPP n springs.

Good information, thanks tor taking time to share. I will let you guys know how I come out soon.
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read this thread.. https://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...11-2013-a.html

the dealer will replace your bad LCAs with the same or similar ones that will creak again soon. i know from personal experience.
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This is what happened to my upper strut mount when it was removed from the strut at 4500 miles. Had noise over speed bumps. Was replaced with the 2011 gt500 upper strut mount. Needed them with the FRPP n springs.


My stock bearings didn't look like that at all and its had me wondering.

The REPLACEMENT set I ordered, but did not use DID look like that, where if you took the halves apart the bearings fell out.

Now here's what's weird (and no I didn't snap a pic, hands were too dirty)
The strut mounts that I removed had a plastic ring cap covering the bearings. It wouldn't come off and you couldn't see the bearings at all.

We were also unable to use the replacement mounts I ordered as they didn't want to work with the eibach strut and since the stock ones looked so much better we reused them, not a clunk once. Also the part number ended in a DE or D, I can't remember...

I have an early build '11 Anyone find a similar type of mount?
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I have this issue now as well as the "crickets chirping" from the rear brakes whenever the brake pedal is pushed. Minimal problems but still annoying.
Hello blackstangBlake,

I recommend you have the vehicle checked out at your dealer and speak to your Service Manager about this. He/she is in the best position to look into this for you. He/she can check into any warranty, assistance, recalls, or Customer Satisfaction Programs that may apply to your vehicle. Let me know the outcome.

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