79 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2005 Ford Five Hundred. 10 of these members
(12.7%) have reported suspension repairs for their car.
A total of 19 suspension repairs to 2005 Ford Five Hundreds--an average of 0.2 per
vehicle--have been reported.
Rear sway bar links..Bottom nut was east to remove ,but the upper part ot the swat bar was a pain..I had to hacksaw the stud off..After that very easy..Parts at rockauto about 20.00 for the pair...
Replaced front strut mounts and front struts
Rear struts were bottomed out. Rear struts were replaced, fixing the problem.
Front strut mounts (TSB) All coil springs (low ride height)
Noticed dry "grinding" and clunking noise when turning wheel. Dealer lubed front chassis and issue was resolved.
older issue with front steering "creaking/groaning" when turning wheels. dealer told me they talked to Ford tech, but did not specify what they did to fix issue. Issue returned later, but much less than before.
Front driver end "clunking" and feeling loose, especially when going over rough pavement/potholes. Took to dealer. Top of strut housing worn.
Power steering pump was making "whirring" noises. Upon repair of oil pump, discovered metal shavings & leaking connection on power stering pump. replaced.
Front stabilizer bars were loose causing front end to hit hard on bumps and make noise when hitting bumps in the road.
TSB for front suspension - noise when turning or when going over small bumps
Stabilizer was broke. Bought a replacement for 18.00 at Advance Auto and did self-repair. Driver side ball joint was bad. Had to replace the whole lower arm. Brand new cost was $420. Called local junkyard and found one for $60.00.
Sway bar linkage(front and rear) replaced.
replaced sway bar end links. Replaced passenger side lower control arm/ball joint.