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Old 12-03-2012, 03:40 PM   #41
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Thaks, both of you. I will look at the lower mount and the heat shields. unfortunately, it looks like this may have been going on a while. It looks like the battery may have been loosing fluid somehow out of the top, I suspect from this shaking. I pulled it, and the bottom of the tray had two pools of fluid. It looks like there are white deposits on top of the transmission.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:03 PM   #42
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There is a metal plate under the battery box bolted to the side wall. Something is suspended from this plate. Is that the transmission mount? I need to remove the battery box and this plate to have a good look underneath. Can I simply unbolt this plate or will I need to support something (ie transmission) from underneath?
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:23 PM   #43
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I haven't found the source of the knock, it seems to be present some time but not all the time. I don't think the knock has anything to do with the battery issue.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:15 AM   #44
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You should get a haynes manual for 00-07 Focus before you go taking things apart...

The body style is different but a good 80% of the cars are identical. The biggest differences are the interior.

Mechanically, about 95% of instructions and photos for the Duratec will be identical to your car.

Also, if you don't know what to look for, it is best to take it to a shop or dealer. It's a 2011, you should still have warranty left on it?
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:47 PM   #45
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Yes, I'm going to get the Haynes manual. I didn't find the heat shield to be loose as far as I could tell. The passenger mount seems to be ok. Could not really tell about the drivers side mount. I tried to take some photos of the bushings in the dogbone. At first I thought the forward bushing looked pinched in there, but not sure. Is there a way to upload photos besides using a url or how do I use the url.
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:49 PM   #46
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Thanks, macmogul. Warranty, yes powertrain still left. The mileage right now is 41500
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:27 PM   #47
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Found 2000 - 2011 focus Haynes Manual on amazon.
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Hey wow, the 2011 edition is out! I wonder how much they actually changed...
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:27 PM   #49
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I'll let you know what they add for 2008 - 2011 when it gets here. I wanted to be as up to date on the battery area and transmission mount as I could, though. Not liking Ford's design too much at the moment.

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Old 12-09-2012, 10:18 PM   #50
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Here is the best I could get for what I'm hearing while driving. Shifting at lower rpm, you can hear the rumble between gears. Normal or problem?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtYzu...ature=g-crec-u

Photos of my dogbone. Opinions on condition of bushings?



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