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Ford Five Hundred, Mercury Montego, Sedan
Jul 02, 2006 (5:05 pm)
I just purchased an 2005 Five Hundred with 5000 miles on it. I have noticed a low grumbling noise at about 35 to 45 mph. Has anyone had this problem or is it a characteristic of the car,or could it be tire noise? It is a limited with awd and the cvt transmission.
#2 of 37 Re: noise [tobig05]
Jul 10, 2006 (8:56 am)
From what I've read over the last 6 months, the AWD's have more noise due to the additional shafts and gears running to the rear from the tranny.
Jul 12, 2006 (8:00 am)
I had the car repaired and the noise was a bad rear control arm that also caused the rear tires to wear uneven.
#4 of 37 Steering wheel noises
Aug 02, 2006 (2:20 pm)
I bought a 2006 Ford 500 with 8800 miles on it. After a few days I began to notice a whining noise coming from the steering wheel whenever I turned the wheel, even slightly. The noise is most prevalent when the radio and a/c is turned off. I have never experience this problem before with any other cars I have owned. The dealer acknowledged the problem and replaced the power steering pump and rack and pinion but the noise is still there and now there is a clicking noise whenever I turn the wheel. So in essence, it actually got worse. The dealer even scknowledged that tyhe noise is still there but says that it is less than before and therefore acceptable. I'm already comtemplating trading this thing in for a new Accord or Camry! Any ideas?
Aug 02, 2006 (5:42 pm)
I would not except that answer at all. I would try another dealer and write a letter to Ford and let someone there know what you experienced at that dealer. I have just experienced a new noise in my car. When driving at or between 65 and 80 mph there is a humming or surging noise. My car is an 05 limited with 18 inch Perelli tires. Has anyone else experienced it?
#6 of 37 Re: Steering wheel noises [3david60]
Aug 03, 2006 (4:27 am)
Please try another dealer. The present dealer is wrong. If you want transmission hesitation, buy a Camry. Check out the Camry forums. Big problems.
#7 of 37 Re: Steering wheel noises [3david60]
Aug 17, 2006 (2:36 pm)
Sell the car while it still is worth something. My 2005 has had the front suspension fixed three time, the rear once. The air cond. has been repaired but the automatic heat/air does not work properly. The car has 24000 miles on it. This why Ford is in trouble. I will be trading on a 2007 Toyota. I know I will take a beating on the trade in value on this car. Who would want one? A TSB has been sent to dealers regarding the suspension but they have not come up with a fix in two years
#8 of 37 Re: Steering wheel noises [transfx]
Aug 17, 2006 (6:26 pm)
Is your 500 an all wheel drive or front wheel drive that the suspension has given you so much trouble? I had to have the rear wheel bearings replaced in my limited because the initial noise I had ended up being the wheel bearings. Also the center caps oxidized so those were also replaced. I will give it a little longer with mine before I panic. Thank god for extended warranties
#9 of 37 little rattle noise from transmission
Sep 14, 2006 (3:08 pm)
I have a brand new Montego 06 and I recently noticed a little rattle noise coming from the transmission, in specific when I accelerate. When I turn off the A/C it stops. I went to the local Lincoln dealer in Monterrey and told me all Montegos 06 and 07 have that noise caused by a safe valve, they say its normal. I mean, its just a little noise but audible when accelerating... anyone has noticed this or in the Five Hundred?
Sep 14, 2006 (5:11 pm)
In case anyone is interested I had the car back to the dealer for the same noise three times. They replaced the right rear trail arm and both rear tires.Then they replaced the rear wheel bearings and then the rear axle and axle seal finally the two front wheel bearings. It seems to have taken care of the noise for now. I don't know much about the lemon law and I hope I don't have to.