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Old 09-02-2012, 11:52 PM   #11
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The whole setup is brand new from Tousley including the strut mount. I did however notice that the top cap on the spring of the frpp kit is different than my stock one and I believe so is the strut mount.
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:12 PM   #12
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Also, here is a pic of the top strut bolt. Does it look right to you guys?

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Look fine to me, I would just check the torque on them real quick

There are a few threads on this being a common problem on several years of Foci, with the Sway Bar End Links being the solution. IIRC the stock design wears out quickly, and switching to a nicer aftermarket one like Moog's (with a grease fitting) usually fixes it. I've got my Moog's from Rock Auto, just waiting to install in the next week or two. I think it is was under $50 for both

edit: Just re-read your reply, you have already replace your end links! I also saw the thread where you said you used the replacement Ford ones, I don't know if these are better or worse than the Moog's. The main noise I'm experiencing with my FRPP is almost like a squeaking/ somewhat metallic sound, and I think from the rear. Happens at low speeds and on relatively flat roads. I'm probably going to take off the wheels and re-torque everything.

My endlink problem is a distinctive pop/clunk sound, usually happens when I'm pulling into an inclined house driveway, and reversing out to park my car.
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My endlink problem is a distinctive pop/clunk sound, usually happens when I'm pulling into an inclined house driveway, and reversing out to park my car.
My noise sounds similar. How sure are you it's you'r end links?

Also, I never had this noise with the stock suspension
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Which frpp kit did you buy? What model number? What springs did you use?
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Which frpp kit did you buy? What model number? What springs did you use?

I can't rember the part numbers off hand but I ordered them through Steve @ Tousley Ford. I know they are 2006-2007 FRPP shocks and struts aswell as springs. There was 2 options for the springs. The first ones were discontinued so he got me the second option which were just supposed to be slightly stiffer
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I would try to isolate the side that is making noise. Find a pothole or other road obstruction and drive just one wheel over it.

How did you assemble the strut?
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I would try to isolate the side that is making noise. Find a pothole or other road obstruction and drive just one wheel over it.

How did you assemble the strut?
Both are doing it but the right one is worse and louder.

I compressed the spring, put it on the strut, put on the top hat, bearing and strut mount. I got the strut nut on fairly right and released the spring compressor. I then tightened down the strut nut real tight and installed it on the car. I then was able to get the nut to tighten another 1/4 turn on each side once in the car.
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Did you set the strut nut to the correct torque?
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Did you set the strut nut to the correct torque?
I didn't use an actual torque wrench but its on Really tight. I'd be willing to bet its on tighter than it is lose
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