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Old 11-14-2012, 08:19 AM   #1581
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How can it be that most if not all earlier builds dont have the reinforcing plate but Mistofoleez has it? When I read about the reinforcing plate I though ok sounds like another silent update from Ford.. Maybe this one does the trick.. Waiting to hear of new TSB incl reinforcer plates...
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How can it be that most if not all earlier builds dont have the reinforcing plate but Mistofoleez has it? When I read about the reinforcing plate I though ok sounds like another silent update from Ford.. Maybe this one does the trick.. Waiting to hear of new TSB incl reinforcer plates...
Actually, judging from my survey, it's looking more like the reinforcing plates were originally spec'd for the '12+ Focus, but for some reason or another, they were removed from spec sometime around 5/11 production, and didn't reappear until late August 2012 production for both the ST and the regular 2013 Focus.

You should take a look at this thread: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=302183
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:55 AM   #1583
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Actually, judging from my survey, it's looking more like the reinforcing plates were originally spec'd for the '12+ Focus, but for some reason or another, they were removed from spec sometime around 5/11 production, and didn't reappear until late August production for both the ST and the regular 2013 Focus.

You should take a look at this thread: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=302183
hmmm interesting read... just think of how many are out there that are not reg on this forum..
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Actually, judging from my survey, it's looking more like the reinforcing plates were originally spec'd for the '12+ Focus, but for some reason or another, they were removed from spec sometime around 5/11 production, and didn't reappear until late August 2012 production for both the ST and the regular 2013 Focus.

You should take a look at this thread: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=302183
thanks Zillon! should have seen that thread...
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:37 PM   #1585
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Approaching 7500 mi and I've just started noticing the same rattle/clunking sound coming from the driver's side front area at low speeds.
Just noticed mine doing he same thing on drivers side as well .. 2500 miles on mine and was in the dealer today and they found nothing. He made sure all was tight and adjusted the emergency brake cable ... Left the dealer and it was fine then it did it it again .. So not sure what it is... I thought it was the transmission making noises, but i don't know... Did you bring yours in and get it fixed? If so what was the issue ... Mine is an 2012 SE with the sports package if that matters.. Do you know if the suspension is different with the sports package or is it the same as all the other SE's on the road?
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Just noticed mine doing he same thing on drivers side as well .. 2500 miles on mine and was in the dealer today and they found nothing. He made sure all was tight and adjusted the emergency brake cable ... Left the dealer and it was fine then it did it it again .. So not sure what it is... I thought it was the transmission making noises, but i don't know... Did you bring yours in and get it fixed? If so what was the issue ... Mine is an 2012 SE with the sports package if that matters.. Do you know if the suspension is different with the sports package or is it the same as all the other SE's on the road?
I suggest you take a look here: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=302183
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My credit card wedged under the tower brace is holding up very well after a week. I only hear the clunk when I really hit a harsh bump, and its between 45 and 65 degrees outside and the car is cold. Before the credit card that would mean it would sound like driving down the street in a model T ford or vintage farm tractor. Constant clunking/rattle on every few revolutions of the wheels.

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My credit card wedged under the tower brace is holding up very well after a week. I only hear the clunk when I really hit a harsh bump, and its between 45 and 65 degrees outside and the car is cold. Before the credit card that would mean it would sound like driving down the street in a model T ford or vintage farm tractor. Constant clunking/rattle on every few revolutions of the wheels.

There is a photo of my credit card shim in the other thread of zillon's
I was looking for the picture of the credit card, but was unable to find it .. I am curious if it looks the same as mine.. I tinker so trying things out to fix a problem is always my plan of attack .. The dealer could not fix it so i will see if i can find it and guide the dealer to it ... Wanna try the cc thing tho...
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hey guys.. to those of you who have this clunk what exactly does it sound like...?
a clunk of metal on metal or rubbery or wht? how loud is it? I don't have it so im trying to get a handle on what's happening to u guys.
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Just noticed mine doing he same thing on drivers side as well .. 2500 miles on mine and was in the dealer today and they found nothing. He made sure all was tight and adjusted the emergency brake cable ... Left the dealer and it was fine then it did it it again .. So not sure what it is... I thought it was the transmission making noises, but i don't know... Did you bring yours in and get it fixed? If so what was the issue ... Mine is an 2012 SE with the sports package if that matters.. Do you know if the suspension is different with the sports package or is it the same as all the other SE's on the road?
Hi 3focuslater,

The SE sports package doesn't modify the suspension; it'll be the same as the other 2012 SE models. If you'd like, I'm happy to get your case escalated to your regional customer service manager. Just send me a PM with your VIN, dealer, mileage, daytime phone number, and full name; I'll do the rest.

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My credit card wedged under the tower brace is holding up very well after a week. I only hear the clunk when I really hit a harsh bump, and its between 45 and 65 degrees outside and the car is cold. Before the credit card that would mean it would sound like driving down the street in a model T ford or vintage farm tractor. Constant clunking/rattle on every few revolutions of the wheels...
Let us know how things go, Lipshurt. I'm curious as to whether or not this will be a lasting fix for your clunking noise. I'll keep an eye on this thread, but also feel free to contact me via PM as well.

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