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http://us.f13.yahoofs.com/bc/43dafb42mc9a58637/bc/Fusion+TSB+PDF+Files/tsb06-24-07+(Front+Suspension+Noise).pdf?BCPukZGBp72jdzOP

FORD: 2006 Fusion
LINCOLN: 2006 Zephyr
MERCURY: 2006 Milan


ISSUE:
Some 2006 Fusion, Milan, and Zephyr vehicles may exhibit a concern of a squeak or creak noise from the front suspension while going over bumps or turning.

ACTION:
Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.
 

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WTF how come I never saw this!?!?!?! I've replaced almost every component in my strut and it came back..AGAIN. However, I have Ford Racing springs. :( FUCK....will they deny me on that? Anywho, I could talk and try to persuade them. Anyway, WILL THEY COVER THIS TSB EVEN IF MY CAR IS PASSED BUMPER TO BUMPER???????
 

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I answered you in the other thread but I just called ford and they did confirm a clunk :exnbpup: they also told me they have NOOOO idea where the hell it's coming from. :) I'll keep you updated.
 

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Haha, thanks buddy. Well, this isn't my TSB anyway...found mine is the strut noise TSB....forgot what number it is.....but as you said previously, since I am out of warranty, and have my FR srpings....it won't work. It's just the fact that something inside the upper strut mount needs to be greased with some type of grease because it is dried out, which causes the creaking noises.
 

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Guess I'm getting this TSB now too.....went up a curb...well a driveway curb..and heard two big clunks....but only going up like that......
 

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The dealer finally acknowledged I have a problem. They also admitted they have NOOOO clue as to where the noise is coming from. I asked if they checked this TSB and the answer I got was "I'm sure we did but let me look again." HAHA..more updates today hopefully.
 

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They checked it and said there are no issues with my subframe and that my car doesn't fall into the year range but they are replacing my steering rack. Another common issue which SHOULD be a TSB if it isn't already.
 

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[quote author=blackfusion06 link=topic=62532.msg3446870#msg3446870 date=1260217594]
[quote author=5spdSEL52 link=topic=62532.msg3421283#msg3421283 date=1258506723]
Biggee, go here. http://www.brakeandfrontend.com/Article/61945/Brake_Job_.aspx The TSB (06-24-7) is at the bottom and explains what to do.....sounds legit.
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One of two things will happen..either...
A. Highly doubt it
or
B. Nope.


ok question if your out of warantee will they cover the tsb for a subframe? even though your warrantee is out?
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One of two things will happen..either...
A. Highly doubt it
or
B. Nope.


ok question if your out of warantee will they cover the tsb for a subframe?  even though your warrantee is out?


yea well i just chewed out the service guy.  I bought the car 5 months ago as a "certified preowned"  and with the 3 month 6k mile bumper to bumper warantee wore out of course this happened.  Still have the powertrain warantee.  I told him that I bought a certified preowned because its supposed to be certified free of defects.  The manager is supposed to call me tommorrow to discuss it.  Just peved right now hopefully all will work out.
 

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[quote author=blackfusion06 link=topic=62532.msg3447050#msg3447050 date=1260224026]

One of two things will happen..either...
A. Highly doubt it
or
B. Nope.


ok question if your out of warantee will they cover the tsb for a subframe? even though your warrantee is out?


yea well i just chewed out the service guy. I bought the car 5 months ago as a "certified preowned" and with the 3 month 6k mile bumper to bumper warantee wore out of course this happened. Still have the powertrain warantee. I told him that I bought a certified preowned because its supposed to be certified free of defects. The manager is supposed to call me tommorrow to discuss it. Just peved right now hopefully all will work out.
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Hi blackfusion. :wavey: First, if you definitely know that your front sub-frame is cracked, ignore the rest of this reply.

That being said, if you are still reading, I am taking a moment to look at things from a different perspective: At least in this thread, you do not mention how you know or why you think you have the cracked sub-frame problem that is covered in the TSB. Are you sure you even have a cracked sub-frame problem as described/covered in the TSB? This cracked sub-frame is a relatively rare occurrence, so the odds that you have it are very slim.

Due to the rarity of it occurring in the first place, a cracked sub-frame is not going to be the root cause of most front end noises.

I am just trying to save you the aggravation of trying to get something covered that may not even be the cause of your problem.

Again, if you know for sure that your front sub-frame is cracked, then my post is not relevant to your problem.

Keep us updated.

Good luck. :cheers:
 

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Unfortunately, I do not know if it is the sub frame however there is a tsb regarding the 06' fusions in that same exact location. For a cracked weld on the sub frame. The safety of my family is my biggest concern not the squeak.

My extended family has owned mostly fords and two of them have gone back for a recall on rear sub frame mounts. Also one of those instances the rear mounts broke and dropped the motor/trans assembly and bound up the steering. Fortunately it was at low speed. This tsb is for a lower control arm mount. If it snaps off I may not be so lucky because in worse case scenario it will let the wheel bind up in the wheel well causing it to lock.

I understand it is not a recall however it took ford 5 years to make the recall from the beginning of the cars first model year taurus/sable. If it’s only a squeaky bushing fine I will replace it or lube it with axle grease. It will take 10 min. However I do not have the expertise to tell if a weld on the sub frame is compromised.

hopefully it is just a bushing squeaking.
 

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[quote author=blackfusion06 link=topic=62532.msg3447998#msg3447998 date=1260284161]
Unfortunately, I do not know if it is the sub frame however there is a tsb regarding the 06' fusions in that same exact location. For a cracked weld on the sub frame. The safety of my family is my biggest concern not the squeak.

My extended family has owned mostly fords and two of them have gone back for a recall on rear sub frame mounts. Also one of those instances the rear mounts broke and dropped the motor/trans assembly and bound up the steering. Fortunately it was at low speed. This tsb is for a lower control arm mount. If it snaps off I may not be so lucky because in worse case scenario it will let the wheel bind up in the wheel well causing it to lock.

I understand it is not a recall however it took ford 5 years to make the recall from the beginning of the cars first model year taurus/sable. If it’s only a squeaky bushing fine I will replace it or lube it with axle grease. It will take 10 min. However I do not have the expertise to tell if a weld on the sub frame is compromised.

hopefully it is just a bushing squeaking.
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Hi blackfusion. :wavey: Sorry if my reply was confusing or not clear.

Yes, we know about the TSB concerning the sub-frame. However, the point I was trying to make was this: You have a "squeak" but are not sure what the cause is. It could be the cracked sub-frame that was referred to in the TSB, It could be the dry strut mount plate mentioned in another TSB. It could be numerous other things.

However, in this case, since you are not even sure what the cause of your "squeak" is, don't waste time trying to convince the Dealer to cover a problem you may not have (the cracked sub-frame). First, find out what he problem is.

Since you are worried about the safety of your family (as I would also be if I were in your shoes), take your Fusion in to have the cause of the issue diagnosed. Whether you take it to the Dealer you purchased from, another Ford Dealer, or an independent mechanic. But the first step is to have the problem diagnosed. Then worry about haggling over possible extended Warranty coverage, if the need arises.

One way or another you need to have the issue addressed. Since even you admit that you "do not have the expertise to tell if a weld on the sub frame is compromised", you need to take it to a professional to be diagnosed. Might as well get the diagnosis and repair process started instead of "chewing out the service guy" (possibly for absolutely no reason).

Again, out of all the causes for a front end squeak, the failed sub-frame weld is the least likely culprit. I am not ruling it out, just looking at the problem from a different point of view. And also looking out for the safety of you and your family.

I also hope for your sake that it is simply a squeaky bushing. :hug:

Let us know the outcome.

Good luck. :cheers:
 
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