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Old 11-15-2012, 07:30 PM   #91
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Zillion,

Some more data for you: I spoke and checked the Focus of a person that lives near my home.
Sterling grey SEL Flex fuel, hatch back with 16'' wheels
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No thick spacer
According to the owner that does very little usage of her car: No clunks
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:31 PM   #92
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Just checked my car. I don't have the extra plates, just the sheet metal to the strut tower. I have never heard a clunk in my car, and I have 18" Ti wheels.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:56 PM   #93
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Checking back in after I wedged in a keyring-sized shopper card into the gap between my driver's side strut tower and brace.

At first I thought it wasn't working, as I still had some clunking. My first attempt had the card pushed into the front of the gap, with the short end of the card pointing toward the front of the car. More than half of the short card was still visible. But at lunch I popped the hood and pushed the card a bit farther back and filled the driver's side edge of the gap toward the fender (the tightest part of the gap) and upon leaving, voila - no clunk.

Obviously a half day isn't enough, so I'll leave it there for tomorrow as well and report back again.

Zillon - thank you for taking us along on this clunky ride. I have high hopes for your replacement parts. If it works, I suspect quite a few of those parts will start flying off the shelves.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:10 PM   #94
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I'm just glad that everyone's been pretty receptive to working together to find a fix.

I also appreciate the contributions to the survey, and the additional experimenting other than my own. It's all helped to narrow down the exact source of the clunk.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:40 AM   #95
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The clunk results from breaks in the pavement, not from turning the wheel.

So, a structural deficiency is likely not the issue. We'll find out when I install the updated strut brace next week.
the clunk was from going over bumps or breaks in pavement not turning wheels ,you could duplicate the sound by turning wheel sharply back and forth.It wasn't a structural deficiency just two pieces of wheel well suspension pieces that weren't properly fastened when you hit a bump would clunk.Mechanics and myself thought it was strut issue also replaced everything on strut assembly, noise went away for awhile then came back in a couple thousand miles.After replacing everything twice found the tsb and didn't have noise anymore.

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Old 11-16-2012, 06:46 AM   #96
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Zillon had an idea or suggestion,i use to have an 04 dodge stratus they had a clunking noise on 01 thru 05 sedan model years. they issued a tsb here are the symptoms
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Vehicle produces an intermittent front end popping or clunk type sound while driving over road inputs that cause the body to come under a twisting load. This sound may also be produced when in park & idle by turning the steering wheel quickly, 90 degrees, to the left and back to the right
is this the clunk that everyone has? the clunk was coming from wheel well where it joined firewall fix was putting in two rivets .i have the whole tsb if you think it might help
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:14 AM   #97
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I haven't done the survey yet, however, my car is a 2012 SE, build date 03/19/12. I do NOT have the reinforced brace, however I have not heard any noticeable clunking and the brace seems to fully contact the top of the strut tower at all points.

EDIT: Survey submitted.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:37 PM   #98
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Thanks guys.

Tracking info updated today, I should see it by next Tuesday. Hopefully this will be a good birthday present to myself.
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:19 AM   #99
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Thanks guys.

Tracking info updated today, I should see it by next Tuesday. Hopefully this will be a good birthday present to myself.
K, sweet! Let us know, it would help me huge! Ford canada, their involved with my car when it goes to the dealership. Thanx again man! Much aporeciated!
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:04 AM   #100
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Completed survey. 12' Ti sport suspension. No reinforced plates. No clunk that I have heard or felt as of 2800 miles.
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