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michaelhardy

Fg Turbo Exhaust Rattle

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All fixed thankfully it was driving me mad :bowdown: ford had a look at it at the first service found the handbrake cable had come unclipped

Ok so I spoke too soon, less than a week and the rattle is back. Im sure whatever it is I could easily fix but that's not the point so ill send it back

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I jacked mine up on some ramps last week, and had someone sit in the ute, in drive, a/c on and foot on the brake. As I expected, the noise was coming from the handbrake cables as per Nolz pic above. Nothing had come unclipped, however the 2 cables had rotated in the clip (which can be seen in the picture) and the 2 cables were touching each other. I twisted each cable within the clip so they would stay aprat and that stopped it briefly.

Unfortunately the vibration has come back although not as bad as it was. I think the vibration is induced by the resonance of the exhaust (all stock).

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Posted (edited)

Yep my FG XR6T Ute sounded like an old Diesel motor at a certain rpm. Have had the centre muffler replaced, heat shield replaced and had the tub taken off to address rattling at idle. Ford are waiting for a fix to raise the rpm but as other members have mentioned this is another way of fobbing us off (it should be relatively quick fix considering tune shops can raise it no probs). It has fixed the rattles and noises and the utes running like a dream. The ute has just hit ova 20000kms (2008 model) and no other issues.

Edited by Boog72

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Just a follow up on what I've done.....The hose clamp around the hand brake cables seems to have remedied the situation 100%, in my case at least. Worth a look into as it seems to be quite common issue, and a fix which is just as easy. Personally I wouldn't waste my time with FRAUD and would reccomend you shimmy underneath and have a good look first, just to see if you can't deal with it yourself.

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Ive got a ute the same as well. 09 FG xr6t auto ute 8500km on the clock and when im stopped in drive I can hear the same noise everyone is talking about seems to be worse if I have a trailer on or im on hill with the back of the ute faceing down hill. Other then that all is good with it but will be getting Ford to look at it

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I tested putting the hand brake on when it did it tonight on the way home stopped it straight away.

Tested it a couple times stopped at lights and worked every time. I think it sounds like the cables like you guys are experencing

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Yep same here, pulling the handbrake makes the sound disappear.

The FG handbrake is already proving more useful than the BA/BF one, it stops the car rolling AND stops the annoying sound....

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Still looking for victorians with this issue guys. I'm happy to send somebody to come and see/feel/hear the issue first hand, so that I can work on putting a fix in. Also interested to hear if anyone had the issue from new, or whether it has developed over time.

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Unfortunately I am not in VIC.

My problem has progressively got worse from new.

It is now really annoying as it happens every time I stop. :turboboink::censored:

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Also interested to hear if anyone had the issue from new, or whether it has developed over time.

Mine wasn't there from new otherwise it would have been reported at the first service / inspection (3k km?). I'd guess it has shown up since ~10k km, now on 22k km. Mine is definitely related to engine rpm and load, I.e. it only does it once engines at normal operating temp, stationary in drive when the a/c cuts in.

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I had the same issue. Rattling noise, only heard inside the cabin, whilst in D and with foot on the brake (more apparent at low idle, which increased vibration in the car). Engaging the handbrake would generally stop the issue. The problem started to become annoying after about 1000k's. At its 3500k service I asked them to check it, they adjusted the handbrake, which hardly made a difference. It progressively got worse, eventually loud enough to stand out over the radio. So took it back to Macarthur Ford, Narrellan, who said they would sort it out, had the car all day, said they fixed it. Within 30 minutes it was back. Called them up, said they couldn't really do anymore, it was a known issue and that Ford was working on a fix. So a letter to Ford the next day resulted in a call to explain that they would fix the issue ASAP. Took it back down the Macarthur Ford, they had it for an hour, and it was fixed. So at 4000k's it was sorted. Now just ticking past 10000k's its started to come back. Exactly the same issue. Looks like another letter to Ford is required. Apart from this issue, which is hard to overcome when your sitting in a new, $45,000 ute, that sounds like its falling apart to the shock of the passenger, I have enjoyed the way the car drives and looks.

Edited by jmr567

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Still looking for victorians with this issue guys. I'm happy to send somebody to come and see/feel/hear the issue first hand, so that I can work on putting a fix in. Also interested to hear if anyone had the issue from new, or whether it has developed over time.

Heya, I am in Vic at the moment fixing cars from the Hail storm.

I still have this annoying noise in my F6 as I havent had time to go to the dealer.

Same thing, goes away when you pull the handbrake on.

Started happening after 5000 kms of use.

Only thing is, it seems to only happen once the car is warmed up, so need a few mins to get it up to temperature.

Where are you located? I am working in Nunawading at the moment

Edited by schmick325

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I had this problem fixed at Strapp Ford in Burwood Vic.

They said they insulated some part of the handbrake cables and now all is good.

happy again

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Hi Guys

My first post, I picked up my new FG XR6T Ute from Ford last week. The first thing I noticed when I got around the corner from the dealer was the noise.

Exhaust rattle I thought first up and I turned to my wife and said............I can fix that.

Fortunatly I own Performance Pipes and ProChargers at acacia ridge. Next morning my new car with 82 kilometers on the clock is up on the hoist which amused my customers who had to wait as I pushed my car to the top of the list for the workshop.

No rattle from the exhaust. However I noticed the rub markes around the rear axle housing and wondered if at some stage in mamufacture this process grabs the handbrake cables ?? I fond that above the diff housing the cable rested against the diff and that the cable had been some how pulled out of the fastening clip.

I simply pushed the cable back into the rubber clip mount and bent it a little bit tighter. Fixed the vibration. Hope this helps.

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yeah those rub marks are normal mate - they're already on the beam axles sitting in stillages fresh from futuris.

From the one car I've managed to investigate so far the root cause is not the handbrake cable (I wish it was that simple).

However, more info is generally a good thing, so still hunting. schmick I'll be in touch

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yeah those rub marks are normal mate - they're already on the beam axles sitting in stillages fresh from futuris.

From the one car I've managed to investigate so far the root cause is not the handbrake cable (I wish it was that simple).

However, more info is generally a good thing, so still hunting. schmick I'll be in touch

I am by no means an engineer, but I have noticed the exhaust moves around a fair bit on these utes from new. What seems to be happening is that at a certain RPM, the viabration/resonance cause by the exhaust has an affect on the handbrake cables.

When the car is cold and has a slightly higher idle, there is no noise. Once its warmed up and idle is around 600rpm, it makes the noise. Seems to be the worst with the AC on.

It goes away if you pull the handbrake up.

Call Strapp Ford in Burwood and ask what they did to my car.

The problem is 100% gone

Cheers

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Decided to put the ute up on the "hoist" at dad's place and have a look at the rattle over the weekend.

bush-hoist.jpg

From what we could tell, looks like there's just enough movement in the plastic grommet things that hold the 2 cables on the bracket for them to rattle when the handbrake isn't pulled. Pull the handbrake and it tightens against the bracket and noise goes away.

I've noticed the noise is mainly when it's warm, idling in D. Guess that once it's warm it idles a little lower, and when it's labouring in D a bit the exhaust is vibrating/resonating at the ideal frequency. As the 2 handbrake cables are clipped onto the centre muffler hanger back further, they shake too and the little plastic grommet things on the sleeve rattle in the bracket.

Tightened up the nut a turn on the main cable, just to take a tiny bit of the slack out of those other 2 cables to see how it went, and so far it seems the noise has disappeared (touch wood). Not sure if it's the full cause and solution, but so far looks good. In the pic you can see there's a little bit of a gap in that white sleeve/collar/spacer bit where it mounts on the bracket (especially on the bottom cable) and since it's hard plastic it doesn't absorb the vibration well.

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I had mine at Ford to investigate some vibration. As far as I can tell I dont have a rattle from the exhaust but I do have a fairly rough vibration with the air con on at idle. Turn the AC off or give it an extra 100rpm with the throttle and its all smooth sailing.

Apparently they have an issue raised with the exhaust vibration and put it down to that. Fords fix according to their mechanics hotline is to "Rework" a bracket. IN other words bash the sh*t outer it and she'll be right. Problem is that your pipes end up off centre and look stupid so dont let them "rework" any brackets.

I got under mine and bent it all back again.

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Hello bunna,

I just joined this forum today specifically to investigate a resolution to this problem. Mine is a June 2009 FG XR6 Turbo with 15000kms. I think the problem developed was always inherent although got worse and then stabilised at very bad at around 3000kms. I saw the ford logo against your name and thought you may be able to help. I am willing to donate my car to science if you still wish. You offered in one of your posts to send someone out to look at the problem which would be great. I work in Surrey Hills Victoria at an office so they can have the car for a whole day if pre-arranged. This problem with the extremely unnerving exhaust rattle/vibration at idle is infuriating and chips away at ones enjoyment of the car and can do massive damage to a cars reputation. If for example I have had a stressful day at work I start to think about selling the car and getting back into another Expensive Daewoo SV6 which I sold to get this car, it can be this irritating. Other than this the car is great. I have asked for a fix under warranty twice at Bayford Coburg twice in the past, both times being told they know of this very common inherent floor with the car are waiting for a fix.

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yeah those rub marks are normal mate - they're already on the beam axles sitting in stillages fresh from futuris.

From the one car I've managed to investigate so far the root cause is not the handbrake cable (I wish it was that simple).

However, more info is generally a good thing, so still hunting. schmick I'll be in touch

Hello bunna,

I am still learning how this posting system works and am hoping that this message will be forwarded to your email so that you can check my main posting regarding the FG exhaust rattle on Fordxr6turbo.com. I assume you work at ford and was hoping you could assist me.

Thanks and regards, Dave

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So did this solve it?

I'm thinking of doing the same thing.....just curious if in time, it did solve the issue.?

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