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Old 06-18-2012, 06:18 AM   #1
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Rear Suspension Question

Hello All, my girlfriend wrecked her 2006 Focus yesterday and I am having to replace pretty much the entire suspension on the Drivers side rear. Since it is not my car I am not sure as far as interchangability with parts between years and models. Since i am going to try to get the parts from a junk yard this information would be extremely helpful. Also, is there a diagram on the forum or web of the rear suspension? Thanks in advance for your help I appreciate it.


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Old 06-18-2012, 06:34 AM   #2
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Components from all first and second gens should fit. Not sure about the brake but I don't think the rear drums changed at all.



1. Spindle
2. Trailing Arm
3. Upper Control Arm
4. Toe Arm
5. Lower Control Arm
7. Damper
9-12. Damper Mounting Hardware
13. Spring
14. Spring Insulator
15. Sub Frame
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Thanks for the diagram and the year info. Hopefully, i will be able to just get the entire rear subframe and just swap them out. She buckled the trailing arm which has moved everything forward.
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Entire sub-frame swap may actually be easiest, since the bolts holding the arms on tend to "freeze" in their bushings due to rust - making replacement difficult.

AND you won't have to worry that something is bent/over-stressed that you can't see easily....
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Entire sub-frame swap may actually be easiest, since the bolts holding the arms on tend to "freeze" in their bushings due to rust - making replacement difficult.

AND you won't have to worry that something is bent/over-stressed that you can't see easily....
I found the whole subframe assebly for 115 already removed so thats what i will be doing. Any tricks/problems on these vehicles on swapping the sub frames I should know of? I looked at the suspension info on this forum and another and looks pretty straight forward just wanting to cover my bases.Thanks again for the help.
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is that subframe assembly a bgolt on then ?
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also what is part number 6?
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