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Old 04-09-2016, 08:54 AM   #1
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2015 351DS shock mounts

Our 2015 351DS recently started producing an odd bumping sound beneath the drivers seat while coming home from Taos, NM. It happened when diving over a bump or uneven road, which there are a lot in New Mexico. I found the answer on this forum, someone else had the same issue. May be something owners wanna get checked at your Ford House. It was a warranty fix. Our mechanic found the problem within a couple of minutes. The bolts used with the shock mounts were too short causing the shocks to slide on the threads.

Look I'm no mechanic and I've got a write up of the exact issue. But if you have 2015 FR 351DS, maybe other models as well, after you get a front end alignment have the shock mounts checked.

It was an easy fix, but could have been disastrous down the road.


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Old 04-10-2016, 07:17 PM   #2
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Thanks for the heads up. Something to check since I have the setup as you

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Old 04-13-2016, 01:22 PM   #3
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Hmmmmm. Same coach here - any way you could post photos? Our Ford dealer who can work on MH size is not close, so I'd like to make sure we had an issue before we drove all the way over there.....
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