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Fg Turbo Exhaust Rattle

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My dealer farted around with mine for a day and stopped it. That was about six months ago and it is now returning. Ive read one way to resolve it is to get a custom setup put on then presto no exhaust rattle

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Mine doesnt rattle but it does shake around quite a fair bit when turning a corner on bumpy roads. Its rather annoying I hope someone can tie it down a little better.

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Mine(ute) had a bad vibration in 'D' when stationary, ford told me they were waiting for a fix, :sleepystuff:

Also had centre muffler replaced as it had come apart inside.

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does anyone else have a fg turbo with an exhaust rattle when ideling? the dealer says that ford are aware of it and are trying to come up with a fix?

Mine has a minor vibration, stationary, and in 'D', probably the same as 'tig'. Will mention it to the dealer at the 15k service. It's the only issue that I have with the ute. Otherwise, I am extremely happy with the ute.

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Mine has the vibration, when stationary, and in "D"

I have had my ute back to Ford on multiple occasions and no fix.

The "We are waiting for a fix" is a polite way of fobbing you off.

I have two issues now that I am still waiting for a fix after 8 Months...

Its enough to make me consider buying a Holden, and that's saying a lot....

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ford have been waiting for a fix since the first BA. Heat shield replacement fix for short term but it comes back get rid of heat shield get rid of rattle

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does anyone else have a fg turbo with an exhaust rattle when ideling? the dealer says that ford are aware of it and are trying to come up with a fix?

Nope - not on my radar at all.

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Are you guys talking about the heat shield around the exhaust rattling. If so you can remove them without any side effects at all. I removed mine after a year of stuffing around trying to fix it. 5 years later and no dramas.

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Yeah my FG ute has an obvious vibration when idling in "D" too. Kind of sux when you're trying to show off the ute to someone and it just sits there vibrating and shaking. Felt like it was just idling too low.

My old BA exhaust had a very sh*tty fart-in-a-can rattle sound under load too.

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I posted something about a viabration while stationary in D sometime ago but had no response. Im sorry to say im glad that its a common problem rather than just my own car but ye it is extremely annoying... My lady friend keeps giving me sh*t about the brand new car a love so much shaking and viabrating like an old bomb lol.

But hey if that's the worst of it then im happy. My VE was in for warranty about 4 times at this point (5000kms) so the Ford is still a fair way ahead.

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ford have been waiting for a fix since the first BA. Heat shield replacement fix for short term but it comes back get rid of heat shield get rid of rattle

Which heat shield did you remove?

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My Fg turbo ute was doing the exact same thing, dealer said the same thing every time it went into service "were waiting for a fix"... I told them to just jack the idle up a little, but they didnt want to do it...

now car is never going back to FRAUD!!

I have a Bluepower Custom tune on the car now, they raised the idle up to .650 no more vibrations and the car drives like a dream!

good luck guys, hope Ford dealership pull there fingers out..

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Yeah ill put my hand up for this problem too.

Only happens when the car is warm and the A/C is on while sitting at the lights in 'D'. Bloody annoying too

My local dealer have had a few and they are all Turbo Auto's (XR6T and F6)

I got told the same BS about waiting for a fix, however the mechanics also said they thought it was wierd that the FG's don't seem to have as many exhaust brackets as the BA-BF did.

The rattle is strange. you cannot hear it from outside of the car, only inside. And if you have your hand on the gear lever you can feel it.

I noticed the rear muffler moves quite alot when at idle.

I got a mate to hold it with his foot, and as he was doing that the rattle was non existant.

I am going to get some custom brakets made up and see if that fixes the problem. I reckon it will

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I have a rattle / vibration in D while stationary too, and I don't believe it's the exhaust. If I pull the handbrake on the vibration goes away, maybe some of you can try that to see if it's the same problem as mine?

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I have a manual and it has a rattle along the same lines as the old ba exhaust rattle - also my exhaust tips move around that much when I drive hard that they actually touch the bumper and you can smell hot plastic - no sign of scorch marks yet though - lets hope there is a fix coming out soon

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I have a rattle / vibration in D while stationary too, and I don't believe it's the exhaust. If I pull the handbrake on the vibration goes away, maybe some of you can try that to see if it's the same problem as mine?

Mate mine is doing this too, so im guessing it is something to do with the handbrake cables. Will see what fraud has to say when it goes in for its 15k service. By the way its a FG XR6T ute in auto

Edited by blueprintbullet

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Mate mine is doing this too, so im guessing it is something to do with the handbrake cables. Will see what fraud has to say when it goes in for its 15k service. By the way its a FG XR6T ute in auto

mine does the same with the hand brake, ford said it was happening with a few and were waiting for a fix from ford. mine is a manual, usually happens when the a/c compressor kicks in.

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Any chance someone in Victoria would be able to show me a car with this noise? As I said earlier in this thread - this is not something I'm currently working on, so all your hoping for Ford to come up with a fix is fruitless atm. However, given that its obvious this is a widespread concern I'm very interested.

Edited by bunna

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Get a custom flash tune and tell your mechanic to raise the idle to 650 :)

Ford will keep telling you "there waiting on a fix" ...

if the noise is really concerning you, I think its your best bet.

cheers

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Any chance someone in Victoria would be able to show me a car with this noise?

What location would we have to show you? Probably need a hoist handy to see what's going on.

Edited by FGXR6TUTE

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I think I know what the problem is....well what it is in my case.

I had a similar rattle too as described by most of the guys here. With the stock exhaust, my first aftermarket exhaust and just recently, with my second afer market exhaust. With the latest change in the system it got worse.

I eventually got under the car as I was able to replicate the noise by shaking the exhaust tips (obviously when it happens with teh car on it's at a higher rate of tap tap tap). I found that the cables for the park brake were touching on the mid muffler/resonater/whatever it's called. It was quite obvious as there was a clean mark on teh cables where they were touching the muffler.

I used some insulating material to wrap around the cables and put a hose clamp around them to bring the lower of the two cables up higher. As a result....dead silence!

I never got a chance to see if this was teh problem with the stock or my first aftermarket system, however it might be worth shimming under your ute to have a look at.

Nolz.

ps there's not much room under there!

EDIT...pic! The two cables were touching toward the front end of the muffler.

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Edited by Nolz

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What location would we have to show you? Probably need a hoist handy to see what's going on.

I daresay no-one would have the right kind of hoist handy anyway, so on the ground with suspension loaded would be best.

I'm in Doncaster, working in broady. Happy to visit almost anywhere.

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Mate mine is doing this too, so im guessing it is something to do with the handbrake cables. Will see what fraud has to say when it goes in for its 15k service. By the way its a FG XR6T ute in auto

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

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mine does the same with the hand brake, ford said it was happening with a few and were waiting for a fix from ford. mine is a manual, usually happens when the a/c compressor kicks in.

Mine's an auto, and the rattle kicks in when the a/c cranks up too. Seems like a common problem. I thought it was something in the tray, but it sound like I'm wrong from what everyone is saying.

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