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Old 01-21-2013, 12:10 PM   #1
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2002 Ford Focus ZTS making noise?

My car has 75,000 miles on it and just recently it has been making noise from the front end. Every once in a while, the car will make a sort of "wow wow" noise that is almost like a grinding noise. The noise only happens when I am either coasting at low speeds and then press the gas pedal or it just recently started happening when I just move at the idle speed. It does not happen every time, but once in a while and it is slowly getting worse. I think it is coming from the front passenger side. I have read online that it could be the engine motor mount but I replaced that about three months ago. I was just wondering what could be causing this noise and if it is serious. Could it maybe be the transmission slipping? Any thoughts are great! thanks


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Old 01-21-2013, 05:01 PM   #2
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Posted via FF Mobile I just realized that I don't think it is the acceleration. I think my brakes are sticking a little bit and they eventually fully release.... has anyone heard of this occurring before and if so, how do I fix it. The noise is more of a groaning kind of like it is sticky and then releases so that's why I think my breaks are sticking
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That sounds like wheel bearings, but it's really early for those to go out. It could be a matter of tire balancing, or possible a tire that the sidewall has split from the tread. Do you notice that the car leans harder to one side than the other when turning?
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