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Annoying popping sound under floor.....FIXED!
Well, this seems to be a common problem on Excursions. I started to get an annoying creaking/popping coming from under the passenger's side footwell of the X. After doing some research I went ahead and ordered the sway bar bushings awhile back. Anyway, on install day, I took the sway bar off and drove it.... still there. So I tossed the bushings on regardless since its one less thing to worry about down the line.
Well, back to the drawing board. I had the suspension checked out at my buddy"s shop and while he was there he tightened all the spring shackle bolts. Now I knew the suspension mounting was tight but....noise still there.
Finally, I read about the body mounts sagging and causing noises so I investigated this possibility. I removed the bolt and pulled off the bottom of the mount. Then I cleaned the sleeves, shaved some off the upper sleeve, and lubed it all up. Noise went away for a couple of weeks, then started back up. So I got under there the other day and sprayed it down good with PB Blaster. OMG, it got 10 times worse! So I went to the hardware store and bought a few 1 inch washers and opened them up a bit so I could tap them on over the upper sleeve, I used 2. Reassembled everything and PRESTO, the noise is finally completely gone.
Just thought I would share this since it seems common.
I have poly mounts on order and am going to have the body lifted and all mounts replaced, but at least I don't have to hear it for the next 2 weeks!
Black 2002 Excursion 7.3L
2007 Harley Davidson front end conversion, 08 Power Fold/Extend Mirrors, Black 16x8.5 wheels with 285/75r16 Coopers, Front add-a-leafs, Bilstein Shocks, Gearhead Tuned, Tru-Cool Max Transmission Cooler, AFE Stage 2 Intake, MBRP 4" Turbo Back, XDP AIH Delete Plug, Poly Sway Bar Bushings and Bump Stops, EBC Pads, complete XRF tie rods, Scangauge 2, Retro Solutions 5k HID Headlights, Touch Screen DVD... more to come in '14...
Last edited by Caloosahatchee; 04-07-2012 at 06:45 AM.