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glenn z
• harrison twp., MI, USA
• Registered on 8/22/2003
• 63 posts
Posted:11/6/2003 20:19
2000 X 4x4 PSD, under my left foot i feel and hear what i call in the body shop buisness as oil canning, actually feel and hear the metal kinda buckling, this only happens in summer over 80 degree's and when in florida, it only happens when lightly braking and accelerating but i can get it to do it several times in a row by letting the brake on and off. looking under neath at all rubber body mounts and all bolts and all seams well, anyone else with this warm weather noise, it was at the dealer a while back but weather not warm enough for them to hear, and then when it is warm enough they don't have time to take for a ride with me...

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miller
• milwaukee, WI, USA
• Registered on 9/3/2006
• 1 post
Posted:9/28/2006 21:03
Has anyone figure this out? I have the same noise all the time. need to fix it, the wife will not drive it.
Excur Fun
• Acworth, GA, USA
• Registered on 8/17/2003
• 11 posts
1 Vehicle
Posted:10/3/2006 19:04
Quote:
2000 X 4x4 PSD, under my left foot i feel and hear what i call in the body shop buisness as oil canning, actually feel and hear the metal kinda buckling, this only happens in summer over 80 degree's and when in florida, it only happens when lightly braking and accelerating but i can get it to do it several times in a row by letting the brake on and off. looking under neath at all rubber body mounts and all bolts and all seams well, anyone else with this warm weather noise, it was at the dealer a while back but weather not warm enough for them to hear, and then when it is warm enough they don't have time to take for a ride with me...


I have had the same type issue since I purchased mine four years ago. I purchased an extended warranty and I finally had to take it in for a leaking pinion seal. Anyway I was standing at the counter running all the things I wanted checked out through my mind. I remember the thump under my foot that I felt occationally (I did not really hear a noise). I had new tires and shocks replaced during the summer and I was not impressed with the difference. Back to the subject. They replaced the bushings in the front sway bar. WOW!!! what a difference. It actually took a lot of the play out of the steering. It definatly feels like I am more in contol of where the beast is being steered.

I remember reading this problem posted a few times on this site. Anyway, Good luck and hope that is all you have to replace.
edited 10/3/2006 19:04
David Rush
• Greenville, SC, USA
• Registered on 4/11/2004
• 230 posts
1 Vehicle
Posted:10/9/2006 12:17

The noise you hear under you left foot is a worn body mount. Some people replace just the bottom rubber insulator. I eventually had to have a body shop replace the upper and the lower. The upper is between the frame and the body--trust me--don't even try yo monkey with that one. Pull the carpet back on the drivers floorboard. You will see a rubber plug. Pull it out and you will see the bolt that threads through the top mount and secures inside lower mount. Take that out and replace with new bolt and lower insulator (BTw--ORDER THEM BEFORE YOU TAKE ANYTHING OFF :-)) Be sure to keep the washer as the did not send a new one with my bolt. Torque to 50lbs and you're done. Good Luck!

David
hcirrito
• Long Island, NY, USA
• Registered on 2/23/2007
• 14 posts
Posted:4/26/2007 08:21
Hey GlenZ, I hope you are subscribed to this thread or read the forum often enough. Did you ever find the solution to this problem? My Excursion seems to do the exact same thing and it is weather related as you described. I have read about the sway bar and body mount pieces, but my dealer, who is very good, said they are not the problem. They recommended hooking it up to some kind of machine that might be able to pin point the problem.
aobrien
• Winchester, VA, USA
• Registered on 6/3/2005
• 30 posts
Posted:5/4/2007 21:02
I replaced the lower mount this morning and like magic the clunk under my feet is no longer. I hope this lasts a while...
hcirrito
• Long Island, NY, USA
• Registered on 2/23/2007
• 14 posts
Posted:5/7/2007 06:44
I got in touch with GlenZ by private e-mail. He told me his problem went away after lubing his sway bar bushings. I lubed mine and the clunk seems to have gotten a lot less since. I did my upper and lower ball joints about 3 months ago, that also took care of some of the clunk. It is very minor now. What mount did you change out? Was it the body mount? I have not gotten to this yet. It's hard to believe I got possibly 3 things contributing to the once loud clunk I had. Also hard to believe this is all drivers side related. Anybody got any ideas why the passenger side is not a problem? The passenger side is usually the side that gets beat up due to bad road along the curb, guess not...
edited 5/7/2007 06:49
aobrien
• Winchester, VA, USA
• Registered on 6/3/2005
• 30 posts
Posted:5/10/2007 08:43
I posted on May 4 that I had replaced the lower body mount and that the clunking under my feet had gone away. It did, but only for a couple of days before rearing its head again I took it to a body shop yesterday to see about having the upper mount installed and didn't like what I heard - approx. $800!

I went home last and remembered a post about the front sway bar being a potential culprit. I unhooked the sway bar end links and the noise went away. I hooked them back up and the noise re-appeared. I then tore all sway bar connection points apart and gave them a good lubing. Hooked it all back up and the clunking was still there. Unhooked the end links - no clunk. I'm now driving the Ex without the end links or sway bar on the vehicle - no clunking.

I'm not sure whether the clunking is coming from the sway bar itself or whether having the sway bar connected is causing the body mount to clunk. What I do know is that I would much rather drive around without a sway bar then spend $800. Either way, I no longer have a clunk under my feet.
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