Clunking sound on Gen 3 too

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Raptorbert

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It’s interesting how everyone is getting different part numbers. Do the stickers on the backside of the reservoir match what’s written or are they the ml3v18w002/3?
Here’s photos of all mine. They match what’s written on the service paperwork accept for one that doesn’t. The one that doesn’t is ML3V-18W002-FA which just by elimination is ML3Z*18125*BM on paper. Also I got to say, for 2 months old they sure do look rusty already.
 

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Here’s photos of all mine. They match what’s written on the service paperwork accept for one that doesn’t. The one that doesn’t is ML3V-18W002-FA which just by elimination is ML3Z*18125*BM on paper. Also I got to say, for 2 months old they sure do look rusty already.
Adding mine in here as well for both the rears I got done today - Only one seems to match what was written on order sheet for me which is the Left Rear shock (ML3Z18125BN) and the right is the ML3B18W002 mentioned from taquitos on the previous page which does not match ML3Z18125BL that is on the sheet.
 

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Following up on my last message with the work order from my dealer since I got my truck back today - hopefully it helps anyone going through the same. I still have some clunk in the fronts but since replacing the rears, I probably hear the clunk now 50% less of the time which is great. From the work order they only tested the rears so I will have to take it back eventually to get the fronts done. Overall, even with only the rears replaced, like many others have said, it rides much better and tighter like it should've from the start. View attachment 449909
Don’t waste time. Go back now and tell them immediately that it’s still got the problem. Then get the fronts replaced asap and post here a thank you for how amazing the truck you were supposed to get is.
 

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Adding mine in here as well for both the rears I got done today - Only one seems to match what was written on order sheet for me which is the Left Rear shock (ML3Z18125BN) and the right is the ML3B18W002 mentioned from taquitos on the previous page which does not match ML3Z18125BL that is on the sheet.
I wonder if the variations are just updated part numbers on paper but old part numbers behind because they were manufactured.
 

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I wonder if the variations are just updated part numbers on paper but old part numbers behind because they were manufactured.
Or the current part numbers on paper for an already produced vehicle have fallen behind new production. Seems like a lot of part numbers exist for these shocks. I guess looking at a 24 on the lot would likely be the way to figure out which it is.
 

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Anyone know what part numbers the new dual live valve shocks are? I looked up shocks for a 24 R VIN and got all sorts of stuff including ml3z18125bn/bl which are on my 35 so definitely not the right shock for that truck.
 

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My rear shocks were replaced by the dealership after using the chassis ears on it, and the ride quality has improved exponentially! No more clunking on my end. For context, here's what they did:
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And here are the shocks they installed (see attached). Mentioning the SSM 50972 worked, and they confirmed my truck was one of the ones affected by the issue. The shock numbers match that of the repair order, and again, the truck rides fantastic.

Even if I jump on the bed like some have done, there’s no clunking whatsoever. Hope this helps anyone still dealing with this issue!

Ps.: Wanted to note my truck has the 35's, not the 37's.
 

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my suspension started squeaking took it in and they lubed something, went away for a short time so took it back in and they said its the rear shocks which they ordered and should have next week - have a great service department at my local ford dealer
 

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I’m so happy this thread is helping people get the truck they paid for. Had mine out in Borrego Springs over the weekend. First time with the new fronts. Insane difference.
 
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