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Old 11-28-2012, 01:34 PM   #101
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:54 PM   #102
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I used to have the exact same sounds. Did my left and right control arms, problem solved. Have you tried doing the control arms yet?
I guess I should ask if there is any way to test if the control arm is bad before I replace it?
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:53 PM   #103
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I'm not sure how to really tell other then getting them swapped out. I saw a TSB for the Focus that talked about the control arms as being one of the possible culprits. It was for me, and I didn't know until I changed them. I also have done my shocks and struts, but the noise you are talking about in my case was the control arms.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:36 PM   #104
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I bought a 2009 FF coupe SES in Feb.2009 I only have 12,000 miles but for a while now It feels like the front wheels are going to fall off.

I haven't been on here since the purchase but came to look around and I'm glad I did. My car definitely has this symptom...Thanks

What's the warranty 36,000 or five years on this ??
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:09 PM   #105
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My car has this too, does it need to be taken care of or is it fine?
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:14 AM   #106
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Wow that really explains why my 2010 focus has always been popping! Thanks!
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:31 AM   #107
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Would the service bulletin still be in affect now even though it came out a while ago? My car has been doing this, but just now figured out what the problem is.
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:11 PM   #108
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Hey I just joined this site and came to this section to see about rotors but I saw this thread. This sounds exactly like what my car does. It also creaks when I release the brake pressure. Now I am a complete no knowledge automotive student of 2 weeks. I have 2 weeks worth of knowledge basically. How much and where would I take my car to fix this? 2008 ford focus se coupe, I am not under warranty I don't think.
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Old 04-10-2014, 01:48 PM   #109
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I just bought my car used from a dealership. I had a 30 day warrantee on it so I'm taking it back this weekend to see if this is covered and if this Bulletin will still be in effect on this car. The car has less than 43,000 miles on it so I'm not sure if the front suspension pieces were ever changed or not.
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Old 07-08-2014, 07:41 PM   #110
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I had a lot of noise from the front right after I replaced the strut due to a leak. Sounds bad. Now that it's summer, I do not hear anymore clunking clacking noise. Now the ride feels soft. When loaded the rear wheels appear to toe in on the top of the wheel... I'm thinking a total strut & shock replacement. Any comments? I'm at 75,000 mi.
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