[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.
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: