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    Ford Fusion
  1. Rear shock absorber knock?

    Hi Everyone, Almost forgotten about my original post! Anyway I thought I'd post an update in case anyone else has this issue... The knock came from the passenger rear whenever the car went over a bump in the road. I removed the shock absorber and it looked fine, remounted it, drove down the road and the knock was still there. By luck my neighbour's son works for Ford and was next door that day so I asked him around to take a look. He checked the shock absorber mounts and they were OK and he said he had come across this issue at work with a couple of customer cars. It turns out it was the rear seat latch knocking. He said the garage fix for this is: Fold forward the rear back and this will expose the metal hoop that the seat latch engages on. Simply wind a couple of turns of PVC tape around this where the latch grabs it. Done! It's now six months on and it's been perfect ever since. Sounded just like the shock absorber, but it wasn't. Hope this helps someone.
  2. Hi - I have an annoying knock coming from the rear passenger side shock absorber area - I'm not sure if it's the shock or just a loose mounting. I've had a quick look under it and the bottom mounting bolt for the rear shock is obvious and seems tight, but I'm finding it harder to see how the top of the shock is attached (and whether the knock is due to a loose bolt etc)... If anyone knows how the top of these are attached, it would help as I can then check to see if it is just a loose top mounting, or if not, then perhaps I need a new pair of shocks. I'd rather check the top mounting first! Any advice (constructive) welcome. Thanks.