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Old 03-22-2015, 05:59 PM   #1
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Anytime that I have a momentum change-starting/stopping quickly, turning-ot sounds like sand or rocks or something behind my dash. Like behind my touch screen or maybe a little below that. It's definitely not a water sound, more like small rocks. Before I (attempt) to take my dash apart, because I simply cannot handle this noise anymore, has anyone had a similar situation or know what this may be? It's quite frustrating. It's a 2013 fx4 screw. Thanks
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My FX4 is silent as can be, but I have experienced what your speaking of in another vehicle I owned. Opened the dash and found a handful of screws sliding around in an indent, worth a shot opening it up.
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Never heard anything like that. Do you have small kids, I ask because something inadvertently may have been dropped down into one of vent outlets..my best guess
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Never heard anything like that. Do you have small kids, I ask because something inadvertently may have been dropped down into one of vent outlets..my best guess
No kids, but I just bout the truck used a few weeks ago so who knows. However,it seems like the noise just started, but maybe I just never noticed it. I guess I'll take a shot at opening it up and hope I don't break something.
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Had something similar with a 2004 Expedition that I just got rid of, it sounded like a bunch of ball bearings rolling around in the dash/center console area. I could never pinpoint where it was coming from, and never got around to taking the thing apart enough to figure out what it was. I also had an issue in that with it not putting enough heat out to the floor so I think it may have caused a blockage of the blend door or something. Luckily, in my F150 I don't have the same issue.
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Old 03-23-2015, 12:18 PM   #6
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Anyone with much experience removing these panels? I thought it would be easy, but I am apparently going about it the wrong way. Do you think this is something a dealership would look at for me? the truck only has 30k miles.
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Well sorry to bring back an old thread, but I took the dash, console, everything I could think of off, and I can't find ANYTHING that would make this noise. Does anyone know if this is something that may be covered by a warranty? I don't know what else to do. I can't take the noise anymore.
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Welp, I finally brought it in. They found a few bb's in the dash. But they said they can't look any deeper because does won't pay for it. Quite frustrating because I guess now there is nothing I can do about it and it's still making the noise just as bad. Any other suggestions?
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Second dealership was awesome and dug deeper. They said they found thirty bb's, an ink pen, a .22 And .40 casing and three nickels. Lol. Sounds like the previous owner of my truck was doc holiday.
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