G8R Chomp Posted January 3, 2013 Report Share Posted January 3, 2013 While corning onto an incline, as one would do when going from a flat road surface to a driveway, I get a noise from the right rear side that sounds a bit like sheet metal flexing. As I enter the turn, I hear the first 'flex', and when I exit the turn I hear the same 'flex'. The first sounds like sheet metal warping and the second sounds like the same sheet metal returning to its 'normal' position. My impression is that it's my exhaust pipe flexing with the change in surface pitch. It only occurs on the right side and only when I'm going up the incline while turning right (or going down the incline turning left). I've jacked up the car, both by the axle and by the frame and check to see if everything is tight. I can't seem to pin it down. Of course,while on jacks, I can't duplicate the stresses of a 4000 lb car in motion. Everything on the car is stock. The Ford mechanic can confirm the noise, but can't find the cause. He says everything is tight underneath. He thinks it's body flex and normal. We checked the pipes, shocks, sway, panhard, LCA, and axle. I've had this issue for about 3 years now. It hasn't gotten any worse or better. Any ideas? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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