spring noise from front suspension after coil change - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > General Technical Chat

General Technical Chat This section is for technical discussions relating to general maintenance, electrical issues, engine trouble, and recalls.

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-06-2008, 05:35 PM   #1
siffleu
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Fan#: 52304
Location: Montreal,Canada
What I Drive: 2002 Focus SE

Posts: 73
FF Reputation: 1 siffleu Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Question spring noise from front suspension after coil change

Hi there,
I own a 02 sedan, with SPI engine, 80 000km, had the coil problem, (both were broken) and about a month and half later, I have "spring" noise when I turn the steering wheel and when the suspension traver up and noise

doesn't seem to come from the top plate, it sound more like a "spring" noise "squi squi squi" when the suspension is working from up to down, and a noise that sound like a old house door that make noise when I turn the steering wheel...

the noise seem to come from both side...

anyone have an explication ?


siffleu is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-06-2008, 08:14 PM   #2
jetrinka
Focus Fanatic
 
jetrinka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Fan#: 45622
Location: Snohomish, WA
What I Drive: 88 5-speed XR4TI

Posts: 7,528
FF Reputation: 180 jetrinka Excellent Standing Member jetrinka Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (6)
Check the swaybar endlinks to see if they are tight.

Also check the main nut that retains the piston in the strut on the top of the strut tower. The big one in the middle of the three small ones. If it is not tightened down all the way it will allow the spring to shift around when going over bumps and such making a noise.
jetrinka is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-12-2008, 07:04 PM   #3
siffleu
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Fan#: 52304
Location: Montreal,Canada
What I Drive: 2002 Focus SE

Posts: 73
FF Reputation: 1 siffleu Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jetrinka View Post
Check the swaybar endlinks to see if they are tight.

I've done all of the above

the rubber on the swaybar endlink are worn on both side

is this can cause the "squeee squee rust spring like sound"

the sound can be hear by just adding weight into the car so I did the test with a helper and put my hand on the endlink and I was able to feel the vibration of the sound into the endlink

is worn, cracked rubbers of endlink can cause this annoying noise ?
siffleu is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-06-2008, 08:34 PM   #4
zx505focus
AKA KILLA XB
 
zx505focus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Fan#: 44497
Location: Owasso, OK
What I Drive: 2010 Scion XB RS7

Posts: 2,238
FF Reputation: 44 zx505focus Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (19)
this happen to me when i put my svt suspension on, all it was, was the upper cup was upside down. check that out.
__________________
Murasaki Warrior
zx505focus is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-06-2008, 09:02 PM   #5
siffleu
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Fan#: 52304
Location: Montreal,Canada
What I Drive: 2002 Focus SE

Posts: 73
FF Reputation: 1 siffleu Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
upper cup ?
siffleu is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-06-2008, 09:05 PM   #6
jetrinka
Focus Fanatic
 
jetrinka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Fan#: 45622
Location: Snohomish, WA
What I Drive: 88 5-speed XR4TI

Posts: 7,528
FF Reputation: 180 jetrinka Excellent Standing Member jetrinka Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (6)
The cup that retains the top of the spring just as the cup below the spring retains it. It fits between the spring and the upper bearing mount located just under the top of the shock tower.
jetrinka is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-12-2008, 08:37 PM   #7
zx505focus
AKA KILLA XB
 
zx505focus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Fan#: 44497
Location: Owasso, OK
What I Drive: 2010 Scion XB RS7

Posts: 2,238
FF Reputation: 44 zx505focus Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (19)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jetrinka View Post
The cup that retains the top of the spring just as the cup below the spring retains it. It fits between the spring and the upper bearing mount located just under the top of the shock tower.
yes, thats what im talking about, thanks
__________________
Murasaki Warrior
zx505focus is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-12-2008, 08:04 PM   #8
ken6x6
Focus Addict
 
ken6x6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Fan#: 31100
Location: Clark, NJ, NJ
What I Drive: 03 Black SVTF

Posts: 784
Points 3,466, Level 36
Points: 3,466, Level: 36 Points: 3,466, Level: 36 Points: 3,466, Level: 36
Level Up 78% Completed
Level up: 78% Level up: 78% Level up: 78%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 2 ken6x6 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (7)
make sure the spring is set in to the bottom cup correctly, there is a certain way the spring has to sit. the bottom cup looks like the bottom of the spring and it fits rite in.

i didnt have mine it right and i kept making a "twang" noise. all i did was jack up the front end and spun the spring till it popped in place.
__________________
03 SVTF #3804, full suspension, CM FX300, Torsen LSD, no cat, dual exhaust, Tom's tune. 167whp 154 wtq (dyno jet) and some other stuff. dyno- http://www.youtube.com/user/ken6x6#p/a/u/1/cKH4FX7c9L4
ken6x6 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-12-2008, 08:10 PM   #9
siffleu
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Fan#: 52304
Location: Montreal,Canada
What I Drive: 2002 Focus SE

Posts: 73
FF Reputation: 1 siffleu Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
what do you think of that ?
http://img99.imageshack.us/my.php?im...oto0019vd6.jpg
siffleu is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-12-2008, 08:32 PM   #10
ken6x6
Focus Addict
 
ken6x6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Fan#: 31100
Location: Clark, NJ, NJ
What I Drive: 03 Black SVTF

Posts: 784
Points 3,466, Level 36
Points: 3,466, Level: 36 Points: 3,466, Level: 36 Points: 3,466, Level: 36
Level Up 78% Completed
Level up: 78% Level up: 78% Level up: 78%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 2 ken6x6 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (7)
yup ... that looks good to me.
__________________
03 SVTF #3804, full suspension, CM FX300, Torsen LSD, no cat, dual exhaust, Tom's tune. 167whp 154 wtq (dyno jet) and some other stuff. dyno- http://www.youtube.com/user/ken6x6#p/a/u/1/cKH4FX7c9L4
ken6x6 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

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

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Ford Focus Parts List! gthang MK2 Focus 13 01-27-2009 12:05 AM
weird noise from left front suspension fast5 Brakes, Suspension & Body Chassis 16 08-06-2004 02:38 PM
Suspension noise Sagent00x General Technical Chat 12 07-21-2004 02:16 AM
Wings West Front Air Dam, 2000 Focus stock bumper, 2000 Focus stock suspension sale! meanpiolin Archive 0 07-10-2004 03:51 PM
front suspension sounds UGLY!!! dwdgsi03 Brakes, Suspension & Body Chassis 3 06-02-2004 10:32 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:16 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.