Ford Tech Tip: Squeaking Noise When Making Right Turns During Slow Parking Lot Maneuvers

Ford Tech Tip: Squeaking Noise When Making Right Turns During Slow Parking Lot Maneuvers

Inspect the roll restrictor heat shield for witness marks that indicate contact was made with the engine roll restrictor-to-subframe retaining bolt head.

Models:
2011-’12 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX

Condition:
Some 2011-’12 Edge and MKX vehicles may experience a squeaking noise coming from the front of the vehicle when turning right at slow parking lot maneuvers.

Figure 1

Repair Procedure:
1. Inspect the roll restrictor heat shield for witness marks that indicate contact was made with the engine roll restrictor-to-subframe retaining bolt head (see Figure 1).
a. If witness marks are present on the roll restrictor heat shield, proceed to Step 2.
b. If no witness marks are present on the roll restrictor heat shield, do not continue with this article. Refer to Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 100-04 for normal diagnostics.

Figure 2

2. Increase the air gap between the engine roll restrictor-to-subframe retaining bolt and roll restrictor heat shield by performing the following steps.
a. Place a 3/4” block of wood or equivalent to support the tip of the roll restrictor heat shield to ensure the exhaust pipe to roll restrictor heat shield clearance is not reduced (Figure 2).
b. Place a flat-bladed screwdriver on the engine roll restrictor-to-subframe retaining bolt head.
c. Reposition the roll restrictor heat shield away enough to gain 1/4” of clearance.
d. Remove the block of wood and ensure there is a minimum of 15 mm (19/32”) of clearance between the exhaust pipe and roll restrictor heat shield.

Courtesy of Mitchell 1.

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