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Re: Common problems

Postby Surfscape - June 6th, 2008, 9:05 am

Does this magic elixer has a brand name? Sounds like we all could use it.
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Re: Common problems

Postby CrashNburn - June 6th, 2008, 1:50 pm

just goto a shop, non dealer and ask for some shudder stop for a ford.
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Grinding noise emanating from a wheel

Postby stone - August 18th, 2008, 9:02 am

It is possible that the wheel bearings need to be replaced.
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Re: Common problems

Postby RyanRage - June 7th, 2009, 6:46 pm

How about the door handles sticking a little and being tough to open?
Also, I know the wheel bearings go on them a bit quicker than normal.
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Re: Common problems

Postby Squishy - June 7th, 2009, 7:09 pm

That's the first time I've heard of either of those. My door handles do stick sometimes, but that's because of the nice coating of ice on it. I haven't noticed any of the mechanical door handle bits sticking on their own.

If you could write a short description of the problem with possible causes and known fixes, I will add it to my post.
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Re: Common problems

Postby RyanRage - June 8th, 2009, 10:01 am

Door Handle Sticking
It feels like the door is locked and you just have to pull a little harder to get it open.. Not really a huge deal, but it can be a pain in the a** when you're tired. :lol:

Cause - Lack of lubricant in the handle to ease it while opening,

Easy Fix - Pull the interior door panel off and lube it.


Wheel Bearing
You'll get that low pitch rumble a bit like any other car.

Cause - No idea, unusualy fast wear.

Fix - Get a new one and put it on.
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Re: Common problems

Postby Squishy - June 8th, 2009, 4:41 pm

Okay, added to the list. :thumb:
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Re: Common problems

Postby RyanRage - June 9th, 2009, 6:36 am

I have 2 more for you as well, if you don't mind me nagging..

The sunroofs seem to be a problem for a lot of people. One of the tracks has a plastic component that breaks and only allows one side of the sunroof to up into a vant position.. And also won't allow the sunroof so slide open. I'm currently looking for a fix now. In the problems and solutions part of the forum, theres a bit about the sunroof there and a site that may have a kit to fix it for 150.

Rear Hatch actuator.. The hatch won't lock or unlock from the remote or power locks inside the vehicle. If It's locked, you have to peel off the top of the trim pannel and unlock it manualy. You can either order the assembaly from ford.. Or you can order an aftermatket actuator online.
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Re: Common problems

Postby Squishy - June 9th, 2009, 3:04 pm

Now those I have heard about. :)

Can you write a more detailed description on how you pull the trim panel back? Like what fasteners you removed, where you stuck your fingers to pull, and where the door lock actuator rod is? I think SOP for most shops is to drill a hole where the actuator rod is and then they have colour-matched caps to put in the hole - this is a much better alternative.
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Re: Common problems

Postby RyanRage - June 10th, 2009, 11:21 pm

:confused: Why would you want to deface such a nice vehicle?? I'll get pictures..
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