Mine makes a thuddy noise on every expansion joint, bump, etc.. up to speeds of about 40mph. Then you can't hear it. It is like a double hit, like the sound at first impact, then as the part comes back, it does it again. Thud-Thud.....Thud-Thud.... It sounds like the damn front end is going to fall off, at least to me.
Mine is an '08 with 2000 miles on it, but it did it right off the lot with 8 on it.I have the same sound and its been to the dealer once... They changed a sway bar end link and thought that fixed it, but it did not. Will be good to hear if the Struts and Plates fix it.. It will give me someting to run at them with...I have a 08 with 3000 miles on it....
I had my strut mounts and struts replaced. It is 90% better. Only on about 10% of the impacts it used to make noise, it still does.
Stock Ford stuff. Warranty....What kind of struts and what was the cost. I also have had the same noise since new I have changed strut mounts and didn't help.
I will let you know. It seems like this is a rare problem, but yet it isn't just one car.Sveet, keep me posted my dealer will not work with me since I have put Eibach Pro Kit springs on. I have had the car to every mechanic I can find and they have done things like lubed all the bushings and tightened everything to torque spec. Still makes the same noise the car has 4000 miles now i just wish i knew what it was.I know exactly what you mean about driving you crazy. I have put a lot of money in this car i know i could never get backlet me know what it is when you get it straightened out. Thanks
I already had a complete set of struts and strut mounts replaced and it changed, but didn't eliminate the noise. Another pair of new struts and strut mounts are going in later this week.I'm not sure what noise you're hearing, but I've seen on a few of the suspension sites that on the lowered cars tend to have the popping noise unless you put in heavy duty strut mounts. Our strut mounts are weak, so it is likely that if you hit a lot of bumps or big bumps you have problems with the stock mounts. Off of steeda's website,
"These upper mounts eliminate the "popping" sound that is common on lowered cars when the factory upper mount fails. Unlike the factory piece, you can also get an extra 1 degree of camber in each direction with these plates as well. Steeda's heavy duty upper mounts are specifically designed for street use and will not show any increase in NVH when installed.Price includes a set of two."
Since the dealer acknowledges the problem, you may be able to get them to put the in for free...good luck.