Clunking noise after getting new short block put in

Tiny
JACOB JAYNES
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  • 2019 FORD ESCAPE
  • 1.5L
  • 4 CYL
  • TURBO
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 15,500 MILES
I recently picked up my vehicle from Ford service center after having to get a short block put in (due to recall damage concerning the cooling system). They replaced the block, all one-time use parts/gaskets, the crankshaft pulley, and did a front end alignment. On the second day of driving I started hearing clunking noise coming from the front right side, it sounds like something slapping the underside of the car, it is not constant and doesn't always sound the same. I was thinking suspension but the car steers tight and smooth with no knocking, and rides smooth and straight with no vibrations, even when the noise appears. I checked for a loose wheel well, plastic trim, body panels and splash guards under the car and everything felt tight. The car runs smooth and engine sounds normal when cruising and accelerating. Any Ideas? Thanks.
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Thursday, February 13th, 2020 AT 5:48 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

It could be a steering component or strut mount. Is there anything that seems to cause it to happen? For example, you only hear it over a bump or when accelerating?

Let me know.

Joe
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Thursday, February 13th, 2020 AT 6:32 PM
Tiny
KEN
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Can you please shoot a quick video with your phone so we can hear the noise? That would be great. You can upload it here with your response.
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Thursday, February 13th, 2020 AT 7:42 PM
Tiny
JACOB JAYNES
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I actually just found that a splash guard is in fact missing a nut and a plastic retainer causing it to flap and hit towards the center of the undercarriage. Thank God, that noise was very unsettling especially after an engine rebuild and had me thinking the worst. Thank you for y'all's time.
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Thursday, February 13th, 2020 AT 9:01 PM
Tiny
KEN
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Good to hear, please use 2CarPros anytime we are here to help.
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Friday, February 14th, 2020 AT 9:51 AM

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