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Old 09-16-2008, 11:28 AM   #1
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Front Struts?

Hey guys,

A while back,I started complaining about some squeakings noise going on with my car when the vibrations get tough ... we all thought it was my exhaust maybe. Well, it's still making the noise. A bit worse now. I found out hat the 05 Mustang GT Roush Stage 2 kits have a recall for poorly weilded Front Struts ... Do you guys think that could be my problem? And seeng as how my car is an 05 and the recall is 2 years old, is the recall still in effect?

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Re: Front Struts?

its probably a TSB not a recall. A TSB is just if the issue shows up they fix it, should be covered for a long time, some up to 7 years. If it was a recall they would send you a letter in the mail etc etc and must fix it, TSB is only fixing it if it shows the issues
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Re: Front Struts?

oh, okay. can i just drop it off at a local mechanic, or do i need to contact them?
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Recall Number: 06E071000
Dates Manufactured: Unavailable
Number of Vehicles Affected: 146
Date Owners Notified On: Unavailable
CERTAIN AFTERMARKET ROUSH BRANDED FRONT STRUTS AS A STAND ALONE COMPONENT, PART NO. 401297, AND ROUSH BRANDED FRONT STRUTS AS A SUSPENSION KIT, PART NO. 401296, SOLD FOR USE ON 2005 AND 2006 FORD MUSTANG GT VEHICLES. THE FRONT ANTI ROLL BAR ATTACHMENT BRACKET ON THE FRONT STRUT CAN SEPARATE FROM THE STRUT HOUSING DUE TO INCONSISTENT WELDING. THIS COULD RESULT IN A CLUNKING NOISE AND OR POOR HANDLING IN EXTREME OR EMERGENCY MANEUVERS.
Consequence of Defect:
IF THE BROKEN BRACKET CONTACTS THE TIRE, SIDEWALL DAMAGE CAN OCCUR, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Corrective Action:
ROUSH WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO PROVIDE NEW STRUTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ROUSH AT 734-466-6255.
That's what i have. I do experience a clunking noise and it's annoying ... anyway I myself can check it out? I"m going to go crazy if I don't get this problem fixed.
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ford has to do it and you best make sure they know its to be done as a TSB etc etc and know what you will be charged
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i'll get charged for it?
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are you under warranty? if you are not then you would have to pay if it is a TSB, you wouldnt have to pay if it is a recall
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Hey guys,

A while back,I started complaining about some squeakings noise going on with my car when the vibrations get tough ... we all thought it was my exhaust maybe. Well, it's still making the noise. A bit worse now. I found out hat the 05 Mustang GT Roush Stage 2 kits have a recall for poorly weilded Front Struts ... Do you guys think that could be my problem? And seeng as how my car is an 05 and the recall is 2 years old, is the recall still in effect?

Thanks,
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This may have been asked already but did you check your front sway bar connectors. A lot of the 05+ have expierienced the sway bar nuts loosening up and making a clunking noise
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Re: Front Struts?

I haven't tried that yet. Thanks...I'll get back to you guys.
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Re: Front Struts?

There a TSB on the upper stut mounts. Ford has redeigned the upper stut mounts to fix the problem. I just got mine and going to replace them myself.
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