FRONT SUSPENSION POPPING NOISE WHILE TURNING RIGHT OR LEFT - VEHICLES BUILT BEFORE 4/8/2005
Publication Date: August 24, 2007
This article supersedes TSB 05-9-11 to update the Part List.
Some 2005 Mustang vehicles built before 4/8/2005 may exhibit an intermittent popping noise from the front of the vehicle while turning left or right. The noise will typically occur during low speed maneuvers and may occur multiple times while turning.
On both sides of the vehicle, install a revised upper strut bearing assembly. If the vehicle was built before February 2005, it may also be necessary to install a lower spring seat isolator if one is not already present. Refer to the following Service Procedure.
Remove the strut and spring assembly. Refer to Workshop Manual Section 204-01.
Disassemble the strut and spring assembly.
If the springs do not have a rubber isolator on the bottom spring coil, install isolators. Clean off any dirt prior to installing the isolator. The isolator should be installed 4" (100 mm) from the end of the coil (Figure 1).
Figure 1 - Article 07-18-1
Reassemble the strut and spring. During reassembly, make sure the lower spring coil is butted up against the lower spring seat on the strut and the upper spring coil is butted up against the upper bearing assembly.
INSTALL ALL NEW FASTENERS DURING REASSEMBLY.
VEHICLE ALIGNMENT IS NOT REQUIRED AFTER THIS REPAIR.
Upper Strut Mount Assembly (Coupe)
Upper Strut Mount Assembly (Convertible)
Strut Upper Mount Nut
Strut Rod Nut and Washer
Strut-To-Wheel Spindle Bolt
Strut-To-Wheel Spindle Flag Nut
Stabilizer Bar Link Upper Nut
Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage IMPORTANT: Warranty coverage limits/policies are not altered by a TSB. Warranty coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part.
2005 Mustang Install A Revised Upper Strut Bearing Assembly And A Lower Spring Seat Isolator On Both Front Struts (Do Not Use With 18124A, 18124AT, 5310A, 5310AT, 3455A, 3455AT)