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Front Lower Control Arm TSB 13-7-8

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I was driving my mustang at the mall a week ago and over the speed bumps I thought my car was going to fall apart. I took it into Rod Baker Ford in Plainfield, IL and they told me that the TSB 13-7-8 needed to be performed. My boyfriend talked to the tech and he told them it was all new parts including a new heat shield. No more squeaking. So if you have this problem take it in. Car is quiet now.

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Heat shield for what?

 

I got a squeaky front end and sounded like a 1996 eploder.  The replaced a whole bunch of crap and it still squeaks.  Gotta take it in again as it is super annoying having a brand new car that squeaks.

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I was driving my mustang at the mall a week ago and over the speed bumps I thought my car was going to fall apart. I took it into Rod Baker Ford in Plainfield, IL and they told me that the TSB 13-7-8 needed to be performed. My boyfriend talked to the tech and he told them it was all new parts including a new heat shield. No more squeaking. So if you have this problem take it in. Car is quiet now.

Great! Thank you for the info, Sawhit2!

 

Deysha

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They install a heat shield in revision d to reflect engine heat away from the lower control arm.

Let us know if they stay quiet.  I've heard varying reports about how long-lasting the fix is.

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I have a deep fear of the dealership touching my car... 

 

That said, is this issue an actual functional problem, or just an annoyance because of the squeak?

 

If its just a squeak, idk if its worth the dealership touching my car.. :no2:

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It's a very, very annoying squeak. My dad's car is leased so he never cared and never did it, but OMG it annoys the shit out of me. Even as a passenger. When mine started to do it it wasn't nearly as bad, but I still promptly got it fixed.

 

 

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I have a deep fear of the dealership touching my car... 

A healthy fear, given the damage my car has sustained at my purchasing dealership, Framingham Ford (do a search if you want all the gory details).

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It's a very, very annoying squeak. My dad's car is leased so he never cared and never did it, but OMG it annoys the shit out of me. Even as a passenger. When mine started to do it it wasn't nearly as bad, but I still promptly got it fixed.

 

 

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How's this fix holding up so far?

 

 

Another question to the more knowledgeable.  Is the only difference the addition of the heat shield?  Is the bushing different in any way?  I notice the heat shields have separate part numbers and are sold separately for around $10 each.  Are the older LCAs provisioned to have just the heat shield added?  My understanding is that the issue dates back to the '05-'09 GTs, so it's been in the wild for a while.

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Holding up perfect thus far. But it also took ~25k miles to even start happening originally...

 

I think same bushings are used, just the addition of the shields help them not go to shit. But I am not 100% sure on this.

 

 

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Did some more searching and it looks like the bushing housing is changed to accept the heat shield, so you can't retrofit a shield to an older arm.  But, some have made their own heat shields out of sheet metal: http://themustangsource.com/forums/f821/revised-tsb-lower-control-arm-squeak-522954/index10/.

 

I am *very* hesitant to have my front suspension torn apart by dealer techs.

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Did some more searching and it looks like the bushing housing is changed to accept the heat shield, so you can't retrofit a shield to an older arm. But, some have made their own heat shields out of sheet metal: http://themustangsource.com/forums/f821/revised-tsb-lower-control-arm-squeak-522954/index10/.

 

I am *very* hesitant to have my front suspension torn apart by dealer techs.

I don't blame you after some of the bad stuff on the web recently about them. But... Some are good some are bad. I have had nothing but great experiences (except when TSB was done something wasn't torqued down properly, but it was fixed no problem at all, still little sketchy.).

 

 

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I don't blame you after some of the bad stuff on the web recently about them. But... Some are good some are bad. I have had nothing but great experiences (except when TSB was done something wasn't torqued down properly, but it was fixed no problem at all, still little sketchy.).

 

 

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At least you got a free wrench out of it! ;)

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Did some more searching and it looks like the bushing housing is changed to accept the heat shield, so you can't retrofit a shield to an older arm.  But, some have made their own heat shields out of sheet metal: http://themustangsource.com/forums/f821/revised-tsb-lower-control-arm-squeak-522954/index10/.

 

I am *very* hesitant to have my front suspension torn apart by dealer techs.

I’m happy to get this escalated for you, tym_v6. Make an appointment and PM me with your VIN, dealer, mileage, full name, and best daytime number.

 

Deysha

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Deysha, I am currently past the 36k mile bumper-to-bumper but on a 75k mile ESP with $100 deductible.  Does this still apply since the problem began before the 36k cutoff?

 

I'll also need to find a reliable dealer to do the work nearby.

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Deysha, I am currently past the 36k mile bumper-to-bumper but on a 75k mile ESP with $100 deductible.  Does this still apply since the problem began before the 36k cutoff?

 

I'll also need to find a reliable dealer to do the work nearby.

You will need to have your dealer run the parts needed against your ESP, tym_v6. They can advise you if the repairs needed will be covered.

 

Deysha

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