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Zillon 11-13-2012 12:15 PM

IMPORTANT: ALL 2012+ Focus Owners, I need your input. Survey inside.
Alright everyone, I hate to be a bother, but I (and everyone else with the clunk issue) really need your help.

I've been heavily involved in trying to get rid of the suspension clunking issue that plagues the vehicles of many users here (see the master clunk thread HERE), including my own. I've replaced several parts on my own dime, with limited success. However, the noise has always returned.

Recently, a fellow member with a new 2013 Focus (late-August production) brought to light a discrepancy between strut tower braces used on Foci of various production dates. Under my own research, I have found that the updated strut tower brace has been issued different part number (#DV6Z-16A200A)

So, in an effort to hopefully correlate clunking suspensions with specific strut tower versions, I've developed a survey. However, to give you some background before you complete the survey, please view the following:

The following photo is from an early August production Focus ST (FF member: earthling_david, suspension does clunk)

And here is photo from a late-August production 2013 Focus ST. Take note of the reinforcing plate added below the factory strut tower brace that is conspicuously missing from the previous photo. ( member: Kragbax, suspension does not clunk)

If your suspension clunks, please complete this survey:

If your suspension doesn't clunk, please complete this survey:

If you completed my old survey, please complete this survey:

Thanks, everyone. Your responses are greatly appreciated!

jamnesta 11-13-2012 12:31 PM

No bother...Thank YOU for your efforts!

PratoN 11-13-2012 12:46 PM

I'll fill out the survey as soon as I get my car back from the dealer.

Zillon 11-13-2012 12:46 PM


Originally Posted by jamnesta (Post 4453565)
No bother...Thank YOU for your efforts!

And thank you for the input. Hopefully your car remains clunk free!

Merrigan 11-13-2012 12:52 PM


TORQUERULES 11-13-2012 01:20 PM

Filled out. My clunk is really not bad and you kind of have to be listening for it, but it IS there.

cobie56 11-13-2012 01:28 PM


oritpro 11-13-2012 01:35 PM

I'll fill it out when I get home from work this evening.

Phokus 11-13-2012 01:50 PM

Filled out

Superlifted06FX4 11-13-2012 01:56 PM

Done filled it out.

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