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2008 Ford Fusion S 4dr Sedan I4 FWD

2008 Ford Fusion
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Mid-Size Sedan
20 mpg city / 29 mpg hwy
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September 13, 2012, 4:07 pm

Steven E
 

Question: I hear a metalic clank just before complete stop

When coming to a stop I hear a metalic clank or click once or twice. When I start to pull forward it happens agiain. Its not a continuos noise when your driving and only happens right before the vehicle comes to a stop or after it started to move again. A Ford dealership has had my vehicle twice and can't find the problem even after pulling everything off the car both times. They can duplicate the problem easy enough but not figure out what it is. They say it could just be since the car is a Hybrid. I explained I've drove the car two years and never hear it until now and should not be happening. The tech said, "the sounds not that bad" and "its safe to drive", but can't say what it wrong with the brakes.


September 22, 2012, 8:45 pm

Elizabeth K
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Have they checked the brake pads? Often a slightly loose pad shifting back and forth within the caliper will make a noise--removing and re-lubricating the pads, and checking the anti-rattle clips are a good precaution here.

Also, some good info to have regarding lemon laws here:
http://www.mechanicspeak.com/lemon-law-what-you-need-to-know-before-you-have-a-problem/


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