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Old 08-30-2012, 10:55 PM   #1101
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It is still clunking
get used to it. we are all in the same boat.
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:30 AM   #1102
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Just go t mine back today. Replaced both side springs, bearings, and nuts and bolts.

Seems to be fixed for now...

...Overall very pleased with the work .... and my dealership, who has always been upstanding and ultra-fair as far as I'm concerned...
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...Just curious Thomas, does your Focus clunk?? I really don't see where involving a CSM is going to help anything. If the dealership did the TSB and the noise is still there what else can they do, change the same parts again?
It did clunk; my dealer performed the TSB and it's doing well. Think of a CSM escalation as a record. He/she can coordinate with you and the dealer on any future repairs and alert other reps to the issue.

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...I'm the "trouble-maker" who started this whole thing. I'm shocked! 92 pages long!?!...Not only are my tires now "cupped", they can't seem to make it stop making noise. Like most of you, I am very tired of taking it in for this issue. Has ANYONE seen resolution?
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OK they just delivered my focus back and the service order says they replaced the "left front sway bar link". If the sound is still there I will post again.
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It is still clunking
Hey, you're not a trouble-maker, Mistofoleez! Have you guys talked to your regional Customer Service Managers about this? If not, please PM me your VIN, mileage, phone number, and dealer info; I'll send this in for further review.

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I checked my sister's 4/20/12 build SEL yesterday evening. No mass dampers installed and no reports of clunks or rattles.
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My SEL has that damper. Factory 17" wheel car.
I'll bring this up with the appropriate contact.

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Still waiting for 9/15 parts.... :(
Is this the date your dealer gave you? If you'd like this to be sent to your Customer Service Manager, please PM me your VIN, mileage, phone number, and dealer name.

For all, if you're still experiencing front-end clunks after the TSB has been done, please PM me your VIN and I'll document it appropriately.

Have a great Labor Day weekend,

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Old 08-31-2012, 09:32 AM   #1103
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I checked my sister's 4/20/12 build SEL yesterday evening. No mass dampers installed and no reports of clunks or rattles.
Can anyone with the mass damper or parts diagrams comment on how it is mounted to the strut? I'm wondering if the struts themselves have been redesigned on the job 2 cars, or if it's simply a matter of leaving the mass damper off.
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:53 AM   #1104
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Can anyone with the mass damper or parts diagrams comment on how it is mounted to the strut? I'm wondering if the struts themselves have been redesigned on the job 2 cars, or if it's simply a matter of leaving the mass damper off.
It is mounted to the same bracket on the back side of the strut that is shown in your photo above.

Where the rod end connects to the strut and the through bolt is shown with the threads pointing out toward the tire, the mass damper is on that bolt but on the opposite side of the bracket from the rod end.

I tried to get a decent picture of it, but I think I'd have to have it on a lift to get a useful one.
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:13 AM   #1105
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Can anyone with the mass damper or parts diagrams comment on how it is mounted to the strut? I'm wondering if the struts themselves have been redesigned on the job 2 cars, or if it's simply a matter of leaving the mass damper off.
Not all Job 2 cars are missing the damper as far as I know, so I'm not sure where this inquiry will lead.
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:25 AM   #1106
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Not all Job 2 cars are missing the damper as far as I know, so I'm not sure where this inquiry will lead.
Good point, I'm only aware at this point that the job 2 SE Sport and the job 2 SEL don't have the mass damper. This should cover the "normal" suspension and "touring" suspension though, so that should only leave the "handling" suspension as the unknown. That is, unless there are more variations on the suspension parts that we are aware of.

What other job 2 cars are you aware of that have the mass damper, and what level of suspension is fitted?
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:27 AM   #1107
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Good point, I'm only aware at this point that the job 2 SE Sport and the job 2 SEL don't have the mass damper. This should cover the "normal" suspension and "touring" suspension though, so that should only leave the "handling" suspension as the unknown. That is, unless there are more variations on the suspension parts that we are aware of.
Unless I'm mistaken my car appears to have the mass dampers and is a Job 2 SEL, since I'm able to see a bracket that appears like the car with the mass damper behind the wheel and disk brake assembly, but I could be mistaken, however the bracket shown without the mass damper is much smaller and appeared to be painted black vs being silver/ unpainted metal.
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Is there any way you could be sure of that? Timthom62 stated that his sister has a job 2 SEL without the damper. It is very easy to take a picture of the back of the strut if you turn the wheel all the way in one direction.

Again, this could be leading nowhere, but we have nothing better to discuss in here, do we?
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:41 AM   #1109
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https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/phot...eat=directlink

Thats the best I can do without turning the wheel and just reaching around
with my cellphone camera during a break from work.

It does appear to be a mass hanging from my RF strut assembly. 4/23/12 build Job 2 SEL which was supposed to have the standard suspension.
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:48 AM   #1110
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Thomas,

That is the date (9/15) my dealer gave me. With that said they called me this morning and the part came in. Sounds like they were waiting on the bearing. I have yet to make an appointment. Once I get the TSB done I'll send you all that info you wanted.
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