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Old 11-20-2012, 07:21 AM   #112
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Originally Posted by Zillon View Post
Alright everyone, I hate to be a bother, but I (and everyone else with this 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. (FocusST.org member: Kragbax, suspension does not clunk)


If your suspension clunks, please complete this survey: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...B1Zmc6MA#gid=0

If your suspension doesn't clunk, please complete this survey: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...B1Zmc6MA#gid=0

If you completed my old survey, please complete this survey: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...B1Zmc6MA#gid=0

Thanks, everyone. Your responses are greatly appreciated!

I did the survey for you this morning..I do hope we can get to the bottom of this clunking noise.. I just don't get it that for 2000 miles it was fine and one day with sterio turned off I hear this noise out of the blue. Hmm things should get quieter over time not louder so I think... can anyone tell me why the standard answer for car issues at the dealer is No Trouble Found! its like they never take the time to really try to fix the issues .. there should be a person at the dealer that researches issues like these and tries all the ideas people come up with. After all it is a process of elimination isnt it... All the old time mechanics that I know will work till their fingers bleed to fix a car, but these days they are appear they are looking at the clock so they don't miss their breaks or they are walking through the show room goofing off.. Sorry that is just what I see, but what do I know about all this suspension stuff I depend this forum and the mechanics to fix my problems..
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