My 2004 reg 1.8 ghia has a persistent clonking from the rear on unsettled surfaces. Local Ford dealer could find nothing wrong, but the noise is very irritating.Car has done 30 000 miles but has clonked since purchased a year ago.Any ideas/ Also how can you stop the lid of that stupid compartment in the dashboard from rattling, apart from taking it off?
Hi, have the same issue with mine. There is a clonk which I cannot get ofridand reckon it is the rear plastic bumper assembly.. The plastic 'card' on the inside of the tail gate is suspect too. The little doors on the boot storage compartments are loose. Tap these areas and there is the clonk...
I have got used to it but think they are very poorly assembled. As for the front storage tray, does any one use it??
We had a similar clonk from the rear on our 2004 C-Max. At first I thought it was the rear bumper too. Spent ages trying to work out what it could be. It got worse a few weeks ago. Had my local mechanic look at it. Changed the anti roll bar links, did the trick, all sorted. Now just a slight rattle driving on severe roads.
I had a similar clonking noise from the rear when I bought my C-Max 3 months ago. I eventually traced it down to the plastic tubes that cover the centre rod on the shock absorbers. This had come 'unstuck' from its base - some type of foam rubber cushion, allowing it to rattle about. I just glued it back in place and the clonking disappeared.
By the way, I have a 1.8 petrol Zetec, and I am also disappointed with the fuel consumption like many others - only 35 mpg at 70 mph. It seems that this is typical of what I can expect.
Ahh, I also found the shock absorber plastic shroud and tried to re-attach the b****y thing to the rubber stop but ended up cutting a slot and using the everso and omni useful cable ties to hold it together.My clonk (clank) is stillvery elusive. I,d forgotten the shocker tube..
Interesting comments regarding the links whatever. will have to have a look. Cheers:::::::::