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Old 06-04-2013, 03:29 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the input guys. I really appreciate it.
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Old 06-04-2013, 04:07 PM   #12
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My 2013 4x4 doe it also. 9000 miles. More of a clunk when you turn into a driveway ramp.
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Old 06-04-2013, 04:29 PM   #13
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This is normal. I have been on this forum for 3 years, and have read many threads on 'frond end noise, squank, rubbing, grinding'. Mine does it too.
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Old 06-04-2013, 04:40 PM   #14
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Because when you make contact with the stops and suspension flexes over bump like op described it is metal on metal and makes bad noises, now if you put a dab of grease on there it will lessen the friction removing the sound.

Sounds like you don't understand friction and viscosity so you call BS.

Actually the company I work for makes the OEM front lower front control (FLCA) arms for the last 5 years for the F150 and Expedition I know the product more then you might think.

Here's was like my 3rd post or so to this site so you don't think I made this up on the fly for this reply.

http://www.f150forum.com/f40/what-do...9/#post2633621


We are ramping up for the 2014+ 6 year program for P415 MCR (Material Cost Reduction) and then a slight engineering change for the 2015 P55X program. There is no grease put on the steering stops at the factory nor is the contact any more then a brief second when your steering wheel is turned to it's extreme right or extreme left and it is exactly what it's called a steering "stop". I can assure the cause of his noise has nothing to do with grease on the steering stops. I can safely go with BS on that one. What the other posters have said are the more likely culprits or no issue at all I just wanted to highlight that dealer gave him some questionable advice/repair. Thanks for pointing out what I do and don't know about friction and viscosity.

Here is the current generation front lower control arm in the F150 (only difference is they are black since the have the black anti-corrosion dip on it better know in the trade as E-Coat) the item circled in black is the one steering stop while the other is in the same location on the other side. Anyone who has performed any work on this will recognize this but in it's installed black color.

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Old 06-04-2013, 04:54 PM   #15
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Actually the company I work for makes the OEM front lower front control (FLCA) arms for the last 5 years for the F150 and Expedition I know the product more then you might think.

Here's was like my 3rd post or so to this site so you don't think I made this up on the fly for this reply.

http://www.f150forum.com/f40/what-do...9/#post2633621

We are ramping up for the 2014+ 6 year program for P415 MCR (Material Cost Reduction) and then a slight engineering change for the 2015 P55X program. There is no grease put on the steering stops at the factory nor is the contact any more then a brief second when your steering wheel is turned to it's extreme right or extreme left and it is exactly what it's called a steering "stop". I can assure the cause of his noise has nothing to do with grease on the steering stops. I can safely go with BS on that one. What the other posters have said are the more likely culprits or no issue at all I just wanted to highlight that dealer gave him some questionable advice/repair. Thanks for pointing out what I do and don't know about friction and viscosity.

Here is the current generation front lower control arm in the F150 (only difference is they are black since the have the black anti-corrosion dip on it better know in the trade as E-Coat) the item circled in black is the one steering stop while the other is in the same location on the other side. Anyone who has performed any work on this will recognize this but in it's installed black color.
Well touché brother! Thanks for the info and handing me my ***. Lol

I will still contend that people will leave the box screaming while maxed and there will be noise.
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Just given your description I'd be suspect of a ball joint- but I may be way off the mark. It's just the first thing I'd check.

As [MENTION=42864]smurfs_of_war[/MENTION] said check your ball joint I was at work earlier when I replied about putting your truck on a lift to check for movement here's what you want to try and do to check the ball joint. First thing though check for is any uneven tire wear. If there is no indication then I doubt you're problem is related to something really obvious.

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Well touché brother! Thanks for the info and handing me my ***. Lol

I will still contend that people will leave the box screaming while maxed and there will be noise.

Haha no worries I don't usually comment on stuff i have zero info on but yeah understandable some people will just talk out their *** on stuff and think they are an armchair expert on lol.
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I will add an update to this tomorrow for sure. I will be looking into all of the ideas mentioned above. I would hate for it to be "normal" because my OCD will not be able to stand the sound lol.
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