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2008 mercury marqui has an intermittent thump in the roof.

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2008 mercury marqui has an intermittent thump in the roof.
JA: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?
Customer: It is random. Not related to starting, stopping, speed, braking. Has been occuring for about a year.
JA: Are you fixing your Marquis yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I can hear a soft thunk in the trunk when I turn the key on but do not start the car.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Mercury
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 2 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose), my normal schedule online is around lunch and after dinner past midnight.

Is the noise in the trunk or roof?

Has a passenger rode in the car and tryed to help you pinpoint this?

Do you have a sun roof?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No sun roof.
Thump is over head
Trunk noise found later when turning ignition swithch on,
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
texting is fine
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 2 months ago.

There is pretty much nothing over your head except the headliner and the chassis. Since there is no sun roof the only thing I can thing occurring over your head would be a body twist type noise making a broken roof support pinch weld making noise. The only way I believe you can find such a problem would be to remove the headliner then drive with some helpers in the car to listen. Do you need headliner removal steps?

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Thanks Chris

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 2 months ago.

Hello again Chris here,

  • Sorry you were not pleased with my help.
  • What would you like to do regarding your question now.
  • This post is coming up on the 7 day mark where it times out. When a post times out, that means it's no longer on my active list (you reply and I may never know it.)

Thanks Chris

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