2006 Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan: Tires/Wheels-Road Noise
I have a 2006 Milan and I am having a problem with this horrible road noise comming from the right tire or somewhere in that area. I brought it into the dealership and they told me it was the Characteristics of those tires. I am wondering what you people think and if anyone else has had this problem. And one more thing i was woundering what type of tires are on your cars so i can get back to the dealership. I have michelin tires on mine Hopefully i can get this solved and thanks for the help to all.
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Tire presures are set High for shipment so flat spots don't happen in transit. (extreme cold drops tire presure)
Always check your tire presure when the tires are COLD.
The 44psi is the maximum pressure allowed for that tire (note on the tire it says MAX Pressure). It would only be applicable if the tire was under it's maximum load capabilities (which will never happen on a normal passenger car). The recommended tire pressures for your particular car, are on a label on the driver's door pillar. Some require less for the rear, than the front (more weight in the front). The most common pressure is 32psi for passenger cars. My label says 32psi front, and 29psi rear.
1). I have a Mazda Tribute with the Ford I4 Cyl engine and the road and engine noice is terrible.
2) Consumer Rpts notes that sound is an issue with the 4 Cyl.
Should I just stay away, and concentrate on the Nissan Altima or Hyundai Sonata with their 4 Cyl engines?
Both of these engines use chains so the noise is kind of a higher pitch than on previous 4 cylinders with belts. Honda and Hyundai probably use a belt. Big repair cost.
Quiet is much much better than 07 and previous Escapes.
I am not sure if this is just some kind of wind noise or shows a much bigger problem. Shall I take it to the dealership for repair?
Any issues going with a different size tire? Do the 2007 and 2008 Milan and Fusion also use this expensive size tire? :surprise:
For less expensive tires try Avon Tech M550 A/S or Yokohama Avid series. They're available in the OEM size and they're less than $130.
Go to www.tirerack.con. Find the tire you want. Print out the price. Then call local Ford /LM dealers until you find one that has the price match guarantee for tires.
Take the tirerack price down to the dealer and insist that they match the price. Speak to the manager if you have to.
While I only bought a pair, good news is the car rides so much better and noticeable gas mileage increase, almost 5 mpg increase so far. Seems like the Milan OEM tires may be causing the lower city MPG. Mine were also Michelin, don't remember which model. I did have a Mercury TSB done 2 weeks ago to update the computer but didn't notice much MPG increase until adding these tires. Wonder if using 4 would be even better.
Is there a fix or maybe someone has had better luck with different type or brand of tires.
Most dealers do participate.
Gets even worst in ice/Snow- almost undriveable. Rotated Tires, bought two new ones for front on dealer recommendation. Didn't really help. Only 18k on originals. Also, had alignment done - didn't help. Also, dealer has suggested to try new ones on back - no real change.
Slip on skin patches, man-hole covers, bridge expansion joints -- very unnerving. Mostly slip toward the traffic side which even makes it more interesting.
Any thoughts would be appreciated
1. High Tread life
2. Low Rolling Resistance
Don't care about ice and snow traction. I am thinking the Avid from Yokohama. Any ideas.
I also saw from CR that the Dayton Grenadier PLE is a good choice, but I can't find anyone that sells it. Thanks in advance.
Tire Rack sends the tires to you or your installer. They have a directory of installers that don't hassle you about buying over the net and guarantee their installation prices. Works for me.
The OP also noted that you can have the tires delivered to your house or directly to the installer. I guess this is preference, but I alway chose to get delivery at my house and taking them with me. It is a small amount of legwork but ensures that there are no mixups on your tire order and that your nice new tires didn't get put onto another car the day prior.
Bridgestone Turanza with Serenity with 70,000 mile warranty. I know it's early. But these are much better than my Conti's that they replaced, so far. Good ride, and quiet.