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Ford E-150 Front End May Make Rattle Noise Over Bumps, Handling Issues

Ford E-150 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Average Mileage: 77,760 mi (30,120 mi - 125,000 mi)


The front end may make a rattle noise over bumps. There may be handling issues, and play in the front wheels on inspection. If there is up and down movement on the front wheels while the lower control arms are being supported, inspect the upper and lower ball joints for excessive play. These are prone to failure from moisture entry and lack of lubrication. The ball joints should be replaced as needed.

  • Visitor, , 125,000 mi

    rattle noise in front end over bumps sway bar rubber bushing came out of hole in the control arm

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  • Visitor, , 103,000 mi

    Front end vibrates very badly. The van is difficult to control somtimes.

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  • Visitor, , 80,000 mi

    Vehicle very unstable on roads without smooth surface. Mechanic recommended replacement of upper and lower ball joints with front end alignment for a total of $750.00. Looking for some reimbursement from Ford!

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