Clunking sound on Gen 3 too

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Here is my latest video. Much louder clunking on the left front than the right front. Sorry for the squeaking noise, must have been some electrical interference.
Can you show where you made connection points to get the noise amplified (front and rear if you did both)? I'm at the point where I'm just going to buy my own set of chassis ears and do a similar video. I love this truck too much otherwise to end up selling it because of an annoyance like this, but shit needs to get fixed.
 

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Can you show where you made connection points to get the noise amplified (front and rear if you did both)? I'm at the point where I'm just going to buy my own set of chassis ears and do a similar video. I love this truck too much otherwise to end up selling it because of an annoyance like this, but shit needs to get fixed.
I clipped the chassis ears to the front coil springs. I only did the front because I only heard/felt it in the front. Every once in a while I hear something from the rear. Once I get the fronts fixed I’ll focus more on the rear.
 

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*** update 9/20/22: two new front shocks on mine 9/19/22 per the service bulletin above - SSM 50972 2021-2022...... So far it rides like a new truck should! Quiet on the little bumps that used to make it clunk! So happy to finally have a quality riding truck. Hope it lasts! (Crossroads Ford, Apex NC)
 
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Brand new 2022 same problem. Up till reading this I thought it is the driveshaft expansion joint, because it happens sometimes when I go off throttle and back on (like making a turn), I had that happen with my previous truck (2017 Platinum). Gonna take a really close look at the suspension now and keep this updated.
 

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Brand new 2022 same problem. Up till reading this I thought it is the driveshaft expansion joint, because it happens sometimes when I go off throttle and back on (like making a turn), I had that happen with my previous truck (2017 Platinum). Gonna take a really close look at the suspension now and keep this updated.
When was yours built?
 

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The build was finished in early June. If memory serves correctly it was June 5th.
The SSM says it applies to build dates before mid-April. Sounds like they might not have fixed the issue in later builds though, if you’re also experiencing it.
 

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The SSM says it applies to build dates before mid-April. Sounds like they might not have fixed the issue in later builds though, if you’re also experiencing it.
I've seen some mentioning on some Ford bulletin that is was all Jan - June builds. I can't speak to the validity of it cu'z I don't know if it really was a official Ford bulletin or if some internet clown whipped something up to feel important. Either way, something is making a clunking sound coming from the bottom (hence my first thought being it is the drive shaft joint) and I'll have a conversation with Ford about it. My dealer is usually really good about these types of issues, they have some skilled wrench heads in their shop.
 

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I got two new front shocks on mine as well and the problem is all but gone. Mine is a August 2021 build. 19000 miles on the ticker. Now that the clunk is gone, I've got to find the rattle up front. It's a very metallic sheet metal type rattle.
 
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