Last post on Feb 02, 2013 at 9:02 AM
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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan
#64 of 71 rattle and missing when accelerating uphill
Jan 05, 2011 (11:13 am)
Sep 03, 2012 (12:50 pm)
I have a 2009 Ford Taurus with 33,000 miles on it. I have noticed that when the car reaches a point where the car bottoms out I hear a clunk. sometimes the noise sounds like a windshield cracking. I took the car to Reynolds Ford and they are telling me that the struts are bad. The car drives fine, passes the bounce test, tires are not cupped. I am wondering if the TSB fix would work. Any body have a clue?
#66 of 71 Re: Strut noise [jshillington]
Sep 05, 2012 (5:59 pm)
If the dealer will replace the struts under warranty do that. Otherwise the TSB fix should work. It fixed my 2008 Sable.
#67 of 71 Re: Strut noise [ronsmith38]
Sep 07, 2012 (6:54 pm)
Dealer is not cooperating. I have the miles left on the warantee it is the time. As far as I can tell time does not wear out a part! Thank you for the reply
Nov 06, 2012 (10:20 am)
My parents just spent $300 on the replacement strut. Their '08 Taurus had 47k miles on it. Two weeks later, the A/C Compressor had to be replaced at about $950. A bolt had sheared off or something like that, killing the compressor.
Disappointing after 4 years of good service.
#70 of 71 Re: Strut noise [jshillington]
Feb 02, 2013 (6:03 am)
I know this is a little late in the discussion, but I own a 2009 Taurus Limited. I have had the struts replaced, sway bars replaced, and the nuts tightened on the assemblies on several occaisions. The "clunk" goes away for awhile, but then always comes back in a few months.
I had the original dealer try to tell me it was normal. I really don't don't believe that at all.
Can you tell me what TSB # you are referring to? What is the fix the TSB recommends?
#71 of 71 Re: Strut noise [stevr1]
Feb 02, 2013 (9:02 am)
For the TSB fix refer to page 6 of this forum. I have not tried it, but sounds like the Fpord service people do not know how to fix the problem. Good luck!