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Front end clunk

2006 ford fusion 42k miles has developed a very definate clunk that can be felt thru the steering wheel most prevalent on irregular terrain( pot Holes dirt drive way) but can be noticed on acceleration and when turning on paved rds with bump. progessivaly worsning in volume and frequency. Local tire shop put on rack and cou;ld not produce effect. Only found when driving.

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  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2009

    I have the same exact same symptoms with my 06 fusion. I just had it in the shop they are replacing the rack and pinion, thank goodness I bought the extended warranty. I have 49,000 miles on the car, this part should not have worn out this fast.

  • Amt Guru Apr 02, 2009

    I have a 2006 Fusion with about 45000 km, 24 valve v6. In the last couple of weeks I started to fill a little clunk when starting to move forward, it can be felt through the steering column. The Ford dealer is telling me that they know of a few that have the same problem, but, no solution yet from Ford. My car is still under warranty. Hopefully they will find the problem before the warranty runs out, or I will take legal action. Front end repairs are very costly.

  • nfs851 Apr 10, 2009

    Same thing, started for me on my 06' Fusion SEL about a week ago. I have 62k on mine and upon acceleration it pulls to the right a hair as well as I can hear muffled clunking coming from the front end and while that is happening I feel it in the steering wheel. Probably rack and pinion that would be my guess but I'm out of my warranty on it so I'll have to park it for the time being due to expense.

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The problem could be caused by the jounce bumper rubbing against a dry strut plate. Here is a pic of it.
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