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I looked at the above board, didnt have anything for this.. but my friend has a 06 Fusion V6 SE, he got it last october.. it has 15k on it... he said he has a odd clanking noise coming from the right front, took it to his dealer and they said it was the drive shaft or something, they said they fixed it, but now its happening to him again and louder he said, i have driven in car yet to hear it... but he took it back to them, now they said its normal, its the brake caliper shifting around and normal.. wtf? i told him to take his car to the dealer i bought my car and he said he was told that he can only get warranty work done at the dealer he bought his car with is bogus...

anyways, calipers shouldnt be shifting around and making noise.. he said he was told there is a bulletin for this and there is nothing they can do? any tsb...?
 

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I agree... Tell him to take it back and complain. The noise you are explaining is not normal.
 

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I don't believe it's the calipers moving around but rather the pads themself within the calipers. Mine also makes that noise when the brakes are cold, once everything heats up the noise is gone. If your friend thinks it's the calipers being loose, apply the brakes and rock the car with the accelerator, you should be able to repeat the sound, I'm betting you won't. Just a little excess slop with the already poor brakes.
 

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[quote author=jaydez link=topic=58313.msg983304#msg983304 date=1159557905]
1. calipers should NOT move.

2.  any Ford dealer MUST accept warranty work.
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1st, no it isn't normall, I haven't heard any clunks in any of the Fusions I've driven.

2nd to say that any Ford dealer MUST accept warranty work is wrong. Any business can refuse to work for any customer. Also you'll find many dealerships will just do the "its normal" thing to get rid of customers that will travel all over to buy a car and only come to their dealership for warranty work. If you want to push the issue, the dealer will probably tell you to park your car on the back lot and they'll work on it when they get time, however, I'd recomend going back every month or so and moving it so the interior fades evenly!
 

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Maybe I'm confused, and this isn't related but my car makes clankity noises when braking after changing direction (forward backward).

Arrive at home (car, brakes, tires all hot), pull up to mailbox get mail, put car in reverse to back up towards driveway hit brakes *clank*, put car in forward to pull into driveway hit brakes to stop *clank*. After the clank it doesn't do it again till I change direction again (forward, reverse).

Have-ta have the windows down to hear it clearly, which of course I do when I get my mail! :)
 

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[quote author=PegAir link=topic=58313.msg1030550#msg1030550 date=1161789821]
Maybe I'm confused, and this isn't related but my car makes clankity noises when braking after changing direction (forward backward).

Arrive at home (car, brakes, tires all hot), pull up to mailbox get mail, put car in reverse to back up towards driveway hit brakes *clank*, put car in forward to pull into driveway hit brakes to stop *clank*.  After the clank it doesn't do it again till I change direction again (forward, reverse).

Have-ta have the windows down to hear it clearly, which of course I do when I get my mail!  :)


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same thing he has, i didnt hear it, but sounds like what he said..

also, now he is complaining of hard shifting.. dealer said it was normal lol, i gotta get more info on that now.
 

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xcr440sp quote - 2nd to say that any Ford dealer MUST accept warranty work is wrong. Any business can refuse to work for any customer.

This stinks if this is true - I am already not happy with the service work I have been receiving from the dealership where I purchased my car from.
 

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I has this same problem with my car. The dealer ship kept telling me it was the brakes that were causing the noise. The Mechanic said that the noise is common on all brand new cars. I called his bullshit. I brought the car there 3 times and I kept getting the run around. Finally, I was getting annoyed with the service so I brought my Fusion to a Lincoln/MErcury dealership. The car was fixed the first time and it has not came back. The noise was a bushing on the lower control arm. Apparently the bushing was twisted and had no lubricates on it.
 

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[quote author=Mgallun link=topic=58313.msg982889#msg982889 date=1159545827]
I looked at the above board, didnt have anything for this.. but my friend has a 06 Fusion V6 SE, he got it last october.. it has 15k on it... he said he has a odd clanking noise coming from the right front, took it to his dealer and they said it was the drive shaft or something, they said they fixed it, but now its happening to him again and louder he said, i have driven in car yet to hear it... but he took it back to them, now they said its normal, its the brake caliper shifting around and normal.. wtf?  i told him to take his car to the dealer i bought my car and he said he was told that he can only get warranty work done at the dealer he bought his car with is bogus... 

anyways, calipers shouldnt be shifting around and making noise.. he said he was told there is a bulletin for this and there is nothing they can do?  any tsb...?
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Here is a link to the governments web site to all vehicles TSB's. http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/tsb/tsbsearch.cfm
 
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