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confusion

Member Since 11 Jan 2009
Offline Last Active Apr 12 2009 12:41 PM
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In Topic: Rattles

24 January 2009 - 06:26 PM

Just a bit of reason here gents .my fusion is quiet as a mouse with no undue rattles. if you take a good look around this site every model has its floors so you would be disapionted with everything. ex focus- leaking boot seals. another make maybe the much press renowed honda jazz - sticky EGR valves ,leaky tailgates. Nissan qaushqi- rear supension struts. Toyota avensis-10,000 mles clutch snaps. All cars have faults maybe youd better get push bikes or walk.

The noise is a constant irritating distraction that draws your attention to it instead of your driving.When you can't hear that there's the knock from the back to contend with,Add the poor MPG the dip and loss of power when hot,At knocking on for 60 years old i have to say it's the worst car I've had the misfortune to own.I paid far more for it than i ever have in the hope it would see me through to retirement age,if i hadn't used all my spare cash on it it would PX on a garage forecourt NOW.

In Topic: Rattles

20 January 2009 - 03:17 PM

Hi Malc65 finally got the car back after 3 days but haven't had chance to test it on the roads that usually creates the rattle.Although bringing it back it did sound a little quieter but i can still hear a slight noise.When i opened the hatch there where trace of what looked like silicon seal so it looks like they've tried to bodge it.But like you will wait until it gets a bit warmer to have a look.I've come to the conclusion that this is a design fault along with other recurring faults that a lot of people posting on this site are reporting and that is going to be virtually impossible to totally eradicate,Probably explains why they've been PX in the first place anyway good luck and hope you can find a solution. :huh:

Foot note to this post,Just been on one of my usual routes rattle no better looks like shoved a peice of cardboard in not very happy[CAR CRAFT] :angry:

In Topic: Rear shock absorber knock?

20 January 2009 - 10:18 AM

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.

Hi Woodie as you may have read in other post I've got the car back and a knock from the back end was one of the thing i reported but bringing it back I'm sorry to say i can still hear something to be honest i don;t think they've even looked at it and have come to the same conclusion as with the dashboard rattle its something that little can be done about.However if you do find a solution please post a thread i will be checking back every now and the or leave a message in my private message's sorry i can't be of any more help to you.To be honest if i could turn back the clock and know what i know now i would never have bought a fusion.I have paid more for this car than any other in the past and its the worst car I've owned I've had a fiesta and an Escort and to be quite frank they could both blind the Fusion on just about every level. <_<

In Topic: Rattles

20 January 2009 - 10:06 AM

Hi "Confusion", I'm sorry to say that I have still not found my dash rattle. I am sure that I shall have to remove the dash at some point because there is obviously something loose under there. Unfortunately Haynes have not yet produced a manual for this model so I am a bit stuck, plus, I must admit I am waiting for the warmer weather! By the way, one of the areas that I did find rattling was the rear folding seat backs. I taped the bars that the catches engage with insulating tape and it quietened it down. I also packed the rear doors which I suspected of rattling. If I find anything else out I will post it here for you.
Malc65

Hi Malc65 finally got the car back after 3 days but haven't had chance to test it on the roads that usually creates the rattle.Although bringing it back it did sound a little quieter but i can still hear a slight noise.When i opened the hatch there where trace of what looked like silicon seal so it looks like they've tried to bodge it.But like you will wait until it gets a bit warmer to have a look.I've come to the conclusion that this is a design fault along with other recurring faults that a lot of people posting on this site are reporting and that is going to be virtually impossible to totally eradicate,Probably explains why they've been PX in the first place anyway good luck and hope you can find a solution. :huh:

In Topic: unusual noise

20 January 2009 - 09:52 AM

Thanks already done this just about ripped the car apart,as i have said the cars still under warranty so i took it back yesterday [ MONDAY ] and booked it in for this fault and at leased 3 more Ive identified from this site,Dashboard rattle,Knocking from the back,and a similar posting about loosing power when hot the difference being with mine it doesn't start or starts but hunts until the engine picks up. :angry:

Problem resolved after 3 days back at the place i purchased the car from this issue at least has been sorted"pound coin on top of heater matrix"So the moral of the story is Don't let your kids use the air vents as a money box.But there are other issues i mentioned that i will post in the appropriate threads. :rolleyes: