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Old 06-10-2014, 05:34 PM   #1
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Sedan Rear-end movement?

Hi guys. I have been noticing something lately while driving my 2011 (German built) LW Sport Sedan?

I am noticing that at highway speed 100km 70 miles, that when I want to change lanes and move across, that the rear-end of the car feels very light and twitchy?

Normally I drive a rear wheel drive 2011 Ford Falcon XR6, and it maybe that I am not used to the Focus when I get back in it.. But has anyone else noticed this? And what is the reason?

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Old 06-10-2014, 09:32 PM   #3
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Have you had your car towed for anything recently? I owned an svt contour that the tow truck bent the rear control arms on. That made the rear of my car extremely unstable.
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Does not sound as if all is good in the rear end of your Focus.
I would have the rear suspension, tires etc check out.
MK3 Focus should feel very stable.

BTW 100km = 62 MPH
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Start by checking your lug nuts.
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what are you alignment specs.

too much toe (in or out) can cause rear end wobble.

the Ford "spec" is not good. we all suggest 0 zero toe.
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Hi guys. I have been noticing something lately while driving my 2011 (German built) LW Sport Sedan?

I am noticing that at highway speed 100km 70 miles, that when I want to change lanes and move across, that the rear-end of the car feels very light and twitchy?

Normally I drive a rear wheel drive 2011 Ford Falcon XR6, and it maybe that I am not used to the Focus when I get back in it.. But has anyone else noticed this? And what is the reason?

Chris
Is this with an MK3?
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Old 06-11-2014, 05:06 PM   #8
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It's a model not seen in the USA guys.

Older/higher mileage models are known for this feeling when suspension bushings are worn. Taking a look at those (lower control arms) can't hurt if it's feeling "loose" in the tail.
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It's a model not seen in the USA guys.

Older/higher mileage models are known for this feeling when suspension bushings are worn. Taking a look at those (lower control arms) can't hurt if it's feeling "loose" in the tail.
Focus Sport spec level is Focus Zetec in UK, or almost the same as North American Focus SE with Sport package.

I believe when the MK3 was launched in Australia, Focus Sport replaced their Focus Zetec.
The Aussie Sport features include sports suspension, sports front seats, 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control and a Sony high-end audio system with 4.2-inch colour screen and multi-function display (MFD).
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