Constant Rattle From XF Rear End - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
General Tech Have a question that is not covered by one of the other categories? This is the forum for all other items not specifically covered in other categories.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-02-03, 02:53 AM Thread Starter
mmm..Vee 8
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Age: 33
Posts: 496
Constant Rattle From XF Rear End

Hey Guys,

Ive got a constant "metallic" rattle from the rear end of my XF, which can be heard with the radio off, and the windows down. I also find that when i press or let go of the accelerator i can also hear a loud "clang" from the rear end as well. Mechanics have checked out the brakes and they are all OK.

Id suspect bushes were the problem??

Thanks in advance!


First Ever Car - '84 XF Fairmont Ghia....Big Luxo Tank, Just Gotta Love that Velour!
Previous Ride- '87 XF S Pak...Now Retired with 305,000 on the clock!
Previous Ride-'99 AU Falcon S,Got sick of the 6...Need a V8!

5/1994 ED Futura Classic 5.0 in Polyneisan Green - One of the last ever built
Extreme_2020 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-02-03, 04:36 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 6
mine does the same thing. i also think its the bushes and am planning to get under there sometime soon and have a look. Another thing that i've noticed since hearing that noise is when doing corners at high speeds the diff feels like its moving undernieth the car, could this be the watts link?
cheers
PhatXF is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-02-03, 05:45 PM
F*#K the government
 
damage181's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Singleton NSW
Age: 44
Posts: 285
Commonly it is the rear pads rattling, to find out, just apply the brakes lightly as u hear the rattle, if the rattle goes away it is most likey the rear pads. Sometimes it's a bastard to remove the pads as the caliper pins often sieze, if u get them out, just put some silastic between the pad and the caliper and noise is gone.

Can be other things but this is a common one.

I want a EBII Ghia wagon or EF/EL 351W twin headlights, twin exhaust, gas injection and TWIN TURBO'S!
Under construction new website!
damage181 is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-02-03, 05:59 PM
V8 XW Ute/APV Kitted EBII
 
ViGiLaNtE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Sydney - West - Originally Tas
Posts: 472
Read Rattle

Just a stab in the dark here ok...Open up your boot and look under the parcel shelf...do you see the 2 metal rods that go across the width of the car under there?...They are tension rods that lift your boot up...are they rattling together??...Mine did and it shit me to tears...If so put some foam in between them.

ViGiLaNtE

Nothing beats the sound of a V8
ViGiLaNtE is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-03-03, 03:24 AM Thread Starter
mmm..Vee 8
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Age: 33
Posts: 496
Noticing now if i press the brakes the rattle stops...although ive had the brakes checked out and they are OK??

Time to go to pedders i guess!

Extreme

First Ever Car - '84 XF Fairmont Ghia....Big Luxo Tank, Just Gotta Love that Velour!
Previous Ride- '87 XF S Pak...Now Retired with 305,000 on the clock!
Previous Ride-'99 AU Falcon S,Got sick of the 6...Need a V8!

5/1994 ED Futura Classic 5.0 in Polyneisan Green - One of the last ever built
Extreme_2020 is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-03-03, 04:54 AM
F*#K the government
 
damage181's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Singleton NSW
Age: 44
Posts: 285
Quote:
Originally posted by Extreme_2020
Noticing now if i press the brakes the rattle stops...although ive had the brakes checked out and they are OK??

Time to go to pedders i guess!

Extreme
They might have checked the brakes, but did they check if they can move the pads?
Anyway it wont hurt to put it on pedders tester, brings the noises out of anything.

I want a EBII Ghia wagon or EF/EL 351W twin headlights, twin exhaust, gas injection and TWIN TURBO'S!
Under construction new website!
damage181 is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-03-03, 05:06 AM
NZ
feed me hey
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Age: 66
Posts: 4,692
My ea is the same, not so much a rattle tho, more the noise a worn out bush makes when the metal rubs. This also causes he clunk on acclerating / decellerating. Yeah my bush on the upper arm is rooted. Why did ford make that one half the size of the rest ?

Dot Aye You
NZ is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > General Tech


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to build a v8 XF (the proper way in my opinion) Ford Grunt General Tech 98 09-11-04 08:15 PM
XF Rear End Rattle Driving Me Nuts! Extreme_2020 General Tech 6 04-17-03 11:28 PM
Rattle from Rear Brakes??? Extreme_2020 Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes 3 12-04-02 01:42 AM
Metallic Rattle Coming from Under XF Extreme_2020 General Tech 2 12-02-02 12:28 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome