Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum - Reply to Topic
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > Brakes, Suspension & Body Chassis > Front end suspension noise (clunkes, rattles) fixed

Brakes, Suspension & Body Chassis The place to go for answers on brakes, suspension, camber, alignment and more.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Thread: Front end suspension noise (clunkes, rattles) fixed Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
12-02-2012 02:27 PM
xRESSLERxZX3x
Quote:
Originally Posted by SVT-SAGE View Post
SPC (Specilty Production Crap) yeah I have the same issue with the clanks, as long as the strut doesnt move around, its cool. Resolved my front camber issues on the cheap.
You can get some LCR plates for about 300$, i think.
I have spc plates. So as long at the stir doesn't move it's fine?
09-10-2007 02:57 PM
Sid03SVT ive never had to replace end links before, do you need an alignment afterwards? because if you do im just dropping this thing off at the dealership (they are covered by warranty sans a 100 dollar deductable) i also need to do a wheel bearing....why is my car falling apart at 75k?
09-04-2007 10:04 PM
SVT-SAGE ^They have those for the front sway links?
09-04-2007 07:31 PM
dirtbrown i just ordered the energy suspension bushing set
09-04-2007 07:30 PM
blackturbohatch46 i thought about htose but are they worth it?
09-04-2007 07:19 PM
SVT-SAGE Those are some nice end links, the boots on mine were torn (LOL) I got a set at Advance Auto for 13$ a piece. Same link except they werent Zinc plated, just regular Steel.

SPC (Specilty Production Crap) yeah I have the same issue with the clanks, as long as the strut doesnt move around, its cool. Resolved my front camber issues on the cheap.
You can get some LCR plates for about 300$, i think.
09-04-2007 05:36 PM
blackturbohatch46 ha ha i replaced mine and the damn noise is still there! i think its my camber plates i have the spc ones i and i heard that they my clank around. does anyone know a brand of camber plates that arent so loud and crapish?
09-04-2007 11:28 AM
Geezer Another thing to keep washed and waxed....they're puurrty!
09-04-2007 06:31 AM
WeeAsp Great Post !!
09-03-2007 11:51 PM
Foci_Fosho
Front end suspension noise (clunkes, rattles) fixed

My 2003 focus started making these horrible sounds, but after several suspension checks for loose nuts and bolts, I was lost...

Then I read up on the life-span of the front sway bar end-links. My focus has 90,000 miles, but started making the sounds at 82,000.

If your focus makes the horrible sounds at 2-30 mph, or uneven road-surface conditions, but seems fine on open high-way. check the end-links , I'd recommend replacing them.

I looked for some, quoted at Ford dealer-ship for $38 per side... went to Kragen, they had it in stock for $37 per side, then auto-zone for $25 per side.

But these OEM-like brands like "duralast" and something else...
I searched on ebay, but didn't find any that I wanted to buy, however ebay.co.uk (love this site), had then for $45 for both to my door.... 4 days later... (from the UK, obviously.... Fast compared to UPS)

Well here's the pictures.
BEFORE


AFTER






















The stock end-links were torn and abused, grease oozing out some tiny slits in the rubber... Installed the new ones and BAM! all suspension noise gone... my Focus sounds like a normal car driving down the road.

I was thinking it was the Ford dealer-ship on the way they installed the brake lines... I had them looped into the bushing on the strut, but developed leaks, the Ford tech assured I had installed them wrong, so whatever... it works.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:51 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Cadillac ATS-V, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.