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Well, wouldn't you know it, I throw the ol' 2002 SEL into some twisties at faster than rational speeds, and now I've got a bad creaking coming from the area where the driver's side A-pillar meets the dash. I'll admit, I'm obsessive-compulsive for s*** like this - it's got to be fixed.

Right now, I've got both A-pillar trim pieces removed for troubleshooting, but I don't think that is going to solve my problem. I think it's deeper in the dash. So, any tips on how to remove the sucker so I can tighten everything down or find another creative way of fixing this issue?

If someone can give me some pointers, I'm not at all opposed to taking pics and co-authoring a Gen IV dash removal write-up.
 

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There was some creaking/squeaking in my 2000 - which turned out to be a screwed up fan motor or something.

(This happened before I was driving the car so I don't know any furthur details)
 

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Originally posted by PC_Marine@May 12 2004, 08:11 PM
There was some creaking/squeaking in my 2000 - which turned out to be a screwed up fan motor or something.

(This happened before I was driving the car so I don't know any furthur details)
Never had a problem with my 2000 being noisy. IMO gen 4s have the quietest dashes yet.

-DC
 

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Originally posted by PC_Marine@May 12 2004, 08:11 PM
There was some creaking/squeaking in my 2000 - which turned out to be a screwed up fan motor or something.

(This happened before I was driving the car so I don't know any furthur details)
Yeah, well I've got a chirping blower motor, too. That'll stay until next fall, I presume.
 

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Originally posted by duratecchie+May 12 2004, 08:25 PM--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (duratecchie @ May 12 2004, 08:25 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-PC_Marine@May 12 2004, 08:11 PM
There was some creaking/squeaking in my 2000 - which turned out to be a screwed up fan motor or something.

(This happened before I was driving the car so I don't know any furthur details)
Never had a problem with my 2000 being noisy. IMO gen 4s have the quietest dashes yet.

-DC [/b][/quote]
Yeah, well, try throwing her REALLY hard into some mountain hairpins (70 in a turn rated 35), and that just might change... ;-)

Seriously, though, all I need are some tips and tricks to take this dash out. I can fix the squeaks and creaks.
 

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There has to be instructions in a Chiltons or Haynes for dash removal, but thats gonna be alot of work. Maybe talk to your dealership so they can do it, it should be a warranty item.
 

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Originally posted by jtkz13@May 12 2004, 09:05 PM
There has to be instructions in a Chiltons or Haynes for dash removal, but thats gonna be alot of work. Maybe talk to your dealership so they can do it, it should be a warranty item.
Out of warranty. Plus, I'd rather disassemble my own car than someone else.
 

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I feel ya, I'm the same way. You must've been driving alot the last couple years huh. :huh: :D
 

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Originally posted by jtkz13@May 12 2004, 09:12 PM
I feel ya, I'm the same way. You must've been driving alot the last couple years huh. :huh: :D
Umm, yeah, you could say that... (approaching 45,000 miles now)
 

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A good way to tell where the squeak is coming from is to have a friend listen to the squeak while you drive. I had one last week turned out to be my console was hung up a bit. I think there are instructions for dash removal and troubleshooting squeaks in my ford CD. Thats at my other computer. If nobody comes through PM me and I'll send it to you.
 

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No, see, I know the area where it is coming from, it's just a matter of removal to get to it. IM inbound, Kermitec.
 
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