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Old 06-04-2015, 06:18 PM   #1
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Factory LCA issues "fixed"?

Just stopped by the dealer today to see what is going on with the airbag recall and figured I would ask about the LCA issues that these cars seem to have while I was there. Meaning the squeaks that come when going over bumps and such.

I have already had this issue "fixed" twice now with the latest being in January. The guy told me that 2 months ago the supposedly had fixed the issue again and it should resolve the issue. Like I said this will be my third repair for this issue and I want it to be the last. I have an appointment scheduled in two weeks to fix it again. The last few times it seemed to be fixed for a few hundred miles and then it was back to crap. Just curious if anybody on here has gotten this fixed recently and has seen improvement?
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Old 06-04-2015, 06:27 PM   #2
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I know this doesn't exactly answer your question, but it would solve your problem.

Ditch the factory LCAs and get a decent aftermarket set. They won't squeak, and they will out perform the stock junk LCAs.


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Old 06-04-2015, 06:40 PM   #3
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I know this doesn't exactly answer your question, but it would solve your problem.

Ditch the factory LCAs and get a decent aftermarket set. They won't squeak, and they will out perform the stock junk LCAs.


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Yeah, I've read that in another post. I figured while it's covered under warranty i'd make them fix it. If this next round doesn't go right I may just go that route. What is the best aftermarket I could buy then? Wonder if I could make the dealer install my aftermarket ones for free labor since they would be installing the crappy factory ones anyway? Lol
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Or just pick up a set of take off OEM arms, drill out the bushings, then install some new poly bushings. Quiet, and they are also a floating bushing, so they do less to harm the operation of the suspension than the OEM bushings.
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I chose Steeda, I just like there stuff. It's high quality. But with the LCAs your really going to be fine with about any aftermarket. If it was me I would go Steeda or BMR in that order.

Install is a snap. Very simple and straight forward. I know it's under warranty and all but for me my time is worth more. And if you know they need to go anyway, well seems silly to keep trying to get them fixed.


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Old 06-04-2015, 07:25 PM   #6
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I just got the BMR rear lcas installed. They have the poly bushings. The tech who installed them had nothing but positive things to say about them.
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I just got the BMR rear lcas installed. They have the poly bushings. The tech who installed them had nothing but positive things to say about them.
The BMR units are great; have had them on my car for about 2 years now.
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Get the BMR LCA's. Crazy light and high quality. $84.55 from hypermotive with the 6% off. Best $85 you'll ever spend
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I have the BMR LCA on mine as well. Light, clean hammered look to them with poly bushings. (They come in red if that's your thing too.) Install was easier than I expected but if you are using jack stands like 99% of us, be ready for putting 130 foot-pounds on a bolt in the prone position. I'd do it again in a minute.
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I must be lucky because I have no squeaks or issues at 12000 miles


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I experienced the squeak recently as well. When I hit about 40k the front driver side was sooo loud and annoying. Got it replaced with another OEM from factory for free, but when it goes out again I wanna get the BMR. Anyone have a link to the ones they bought?? Having an issue finding them on AM.

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Old 06-05-2015, 01:03 PM   #12
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This is what I got.

BMR Mustang Rear Lower Control Arms with Poly Bushings - Hammertone Finish TCA019H (05-14 All) - Free Shipping
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You paid almost double lol. Why

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Drinking from the AM kool-aid!!! LOL jk. That was the only one I knew about. And I paid like 130 with my forum code
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Drinking from the AM kool-aid!!! LOL jk. That was the only one I knew about. And I paid like 130 with my forum code
Ahhh I see. Oh well. As long as you like them, who cares

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Old 06-05-2015, 02:26 PM   #16
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Yea. The way I see them, they are on the car now. So I am not going to complain. Even though I can't drive crazy due to gear break-in, I noticed my take off was a bit firmer.
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So, are we talking front LCAs (which have revised parts with those silly heat shields per TSB) or rear LCAs (for which I was not aware of any TSBs).

There are separate TSBs for the rear stabilizer end links (crap stock design that squeaks like crazy--greasable poly plus Teflon sheet was my solution).
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So, are we talking front LCAs (which have revised parts with those silly heat shields per TSB) or rear LCAs (for which I was not aware of any TSBs).

There are separate TSBs for the rear stabilizer end links (crap stock design that squeaks like crazy--greasable poly plus Teflon sheet was my solution).
Yeah, I thought you guys were talking about the front LCAs too. It looks like some where along the thread the LCAs got flipped
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I was confused at first also. LOL!
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Sooo replacing the front lower control arms will forsure fix the groaning noise??

This noise drives me a little bonkers some times.
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^ Supposedly, though I've seen enough people say that the revised parts from Ford eventually start groaning again. So, instead of having a dealer rip into my car, I've just dealt with it. Only seems to happen when it's hot, and is rather mild.

The noise from the stock rear stabilizer end links, though...that drove me totally nuts until I fixed it.
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Yea I was talking about the front LCAs not the rear. Cause it was the front that squeaked. I don't know if they replaced the control arm as well but it drove me insane!!
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^ Was your wheel alignment off after the front LCA work?
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^ Supposedly, though I've seen enough people say that the revised parts from Ford eventually start groaning again. So, instead of having a dealer rip into my car, I've just dealt with it. Only seems to happen when it's hot, and is rather mild.

The noise from the stock rear stabilizer end links, though...that drove me totally nuts until I fixed it.
Sorry I meant with the aftermarket front lower control arms.

Do the aftermarket ones eliminate the noise
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Flippin thread but I did not know the front were under a TSB, I have BMR rear lca's.
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^ Was your wheel alignment off after the front LCA work?

You know I felt it was a little bit off. Not a huge amount. But I usually notice any small difference with my car.
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Update!

Here is a screenshot of what I had done last Thursday for the front LCA's under the TSB.

This is the third time having this done like I mentioned before. I have since put about 300 miles on it and everything still seems to be sounding good. The last times I had this done I noticed an increased noise within about 200 miles. It's easy to tell because I have to go over about 3 speed bumps everyday in my community. And the last few times it literally take only a few days for the noise to come back.

The ford rep told me that they changed the bushings again under this TSB and even his techs said that they noticed that they were different from the ones they were getting in a few months ago.

I will keep anyone updated on my status if they are curious but I would say if anybody still has this issue and is still under warranty you might want to look into getting this fixed again.

Hope this helps a few of you out there.
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