Tailgate Striker Noise Rattle – 2004-2008 Ford & Lincoln

TAILGATE STRIKER – NOISE/RATTLE
FORD: 2004-2005 Explorer Sport Trac
2004-2008 F-150, F-Super Duty
2007-2008 Explorer Sport Trac
LINCOLN: 2006-2008 Mark LT

 

2004-2008 F-Super Duty and F-150, 2006-2008 Mark LT, and 2004-2005 and 2007-2008 Explorer Sport Trac vehicles with a customer complaint of a noise or rattle in the tailgate may have worn tailgate striker sleeves.

This condition may be found on vehicles used in severe conditions such as fleet applications or repetitive rough road/off-road applications.

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Exhaust Vibration Resonance at 850 RPM – 2005 Ford Mustang

EXHAUST VIBRATION AT 850 RPM – 4.0L ENGINE AND AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
FORD: 2005 Mustang

 

2005 Mustang vehicles equipped with a 4.0L engine and automatic transmission, may exhibit an exhaust vibration or resonance at approximately 850 RPM.

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Rattle/Buzz/Vibration from Center Stack (Radio/Heater), Steering Wheel, Seat, Floorpan, Gearshift Area – 2005-2008 Ford Mustang

RATTLE/BUZZ/VIBRATION – TRANSMISSION CROSS-MEMBER EXHAUST MOUNT – BUILT BEFORE 12/3/2007
FORD: 2005-2008 Mustang

 

2005-2008 Mustang vehicles, built before 12/3/2007, may exhibit a concern with rattle/buzz/vibration from either the center stack (radio/heater) console, steering wheel, seat, floorpan, and/or gearshift area.

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4th Gear Rattle Knock Noise on Acceleration – 2005-2007 Ford Mustang

4.0L WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSION – 4TH GEAR RATTLE/KNOCK NOISE ON ACCELERATION – 1800-2200 RPM APPROXIMATELY 45 MPH (72 KM/H)
FORD: 2005-2007 Mustang

 

2005-2007 Mustang vehicles, equipped with a 4.0L engine and manual transmission, may exhibit a rattle or knocking noise on light acceleration between 1800-2200 RPM around 45 MPH (72 Km/h).

It is most evident in 4th gear after the engine/transmission has reached operating temperatures.

It has been described as a helicopter noise, similar to when you put a playing card in bicycle spokes.

This noise has no affect on vehicle performance or durability.

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Metallic Whistle/Hoot Noise after a Cold Soak – 2007-2008 Ford Lincoln Mercury

COLD START FEAD HOOT – WHISTLE NOISE
FORD: 2007-2008 Mustang, Expedition, Explorer Sport Trac, Explorer, F-150
LINCOLN: 2007-2008 Mark LT, Navigator
MERCURY: 2007-2008 Mountaineer

 

2007-2008 F-150, Mustang vehicles equipped with a 4.6L and 5.4L engine; 2007-2008 Mark LT, Expedition, Navigator vehicles equipped with a 5.4L engine; Explorer, Mountaineer, Explorer Sport Trac vehicles with 4.6L engine may exhibit a front end accessory drive (FEAD) related high-pitched metallic whistle/hoot noise after a cold soak in ambient temperatures below 40 °F (4.4 °C).

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