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Old 08-05-2011, 07:51 AM   #31
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:18 PM   #32
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My 2008 SES was doing same thing - just changed out the sway bar ends - problem resolved. Torqued to 41ft lbs - got them at autozone $19 ea. lifetime warranty.

Thanks to all who posted solutions...

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Smile 2008 Focus SES - Front end clunking bumps hard turns

Just replaced the sway bar ends on 2008 Focus /SES - 88K miles. Took care of the clunking noise I was hearing - both lower joints on ends were sloppy..
Got new ones at Autozone - $19ea - torqued to 41ft lbs - took me 45min in my garage (included looking for tools).

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Old 01-26-2014, 11:55 PM   #34
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I am JUST NOW getting the clunking sound, but I just lowered my car a week ago. ...Eibach Pro-Kit springs, and upon install I noticed my struts were poor. ... will be replacing those and the swaybar end links (initially I thought an end link came loose, but it hasn't). Clunk is intermittent but since my commute is 9 miles mostly one straight road, waiting til payday to fix, will report progress.
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Moved to "Brakes Suspension & Chassis", this area split off the wheels & tires section a while ago...
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:00 AM   #36
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So, my terrible front end clanking is GONE!! One of 2 things may have caused it, IMO: my struts were dead, and I noticed fresh scratches on the first and last coils of my lowering springs (Eibach pro-kits). ...so, the noise was either the spring coils slapping against each other, or the dead struts were allowing freedom-of-movemenet of the springs, and may have been slapping the top and bottom strut plates that hold the spring. .... what I did was, bought clear tubing at Home Depot, and sheathed the first and last coil only, and switched to new struts. :) Problem solved.
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:00 PM   #37
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Hi All,

I hope you dont mind me posting in this thread rather than starting my own thread.

I have a 2003 Zetec focus, its lowered on Eibach Springs and Eibach Shocks with Eibach Sway bars.

These where done about 2 years ago now, about 40,000 km ago. I am getting what feels like a bouncing/rubbing sound from the front. It happens when im cruising on the highway, but the moment i accelerate it does away. Its getting worse and im not sure what the problem is. I fitted Moog sway bar end links as Ford said they where shot.That didnt fix the problem though.

Short of replacing the Strut Top mounts, tie rods and other parts im not sure what to do.

Should the front sway bar slide from side to side after it has been installed? when i changed the Sway bar links i noticed that the sway bar will slide within its mounts. it doesnt vibrate from what i can tell, but it does slide a bit.

Any help is appreciated.
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Old 02-28-2014, 08:54 PM   #39
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Thanks, i checked them. but the car is no where near low enough and i see no rubbing.

I went over the car again yesterday and ive done some tests whilst driving.

Seems the sound is more evident when the car is under load. if im traveling and i clutch in and the revs drop, the sound disapears.

Could this mean its the engine mounts that needs replacing?
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Old 02-28-2014, 10:17 PM   #40
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^that's a good call. Most of us with Focii as old as yours have had to replace the engine mounts due to various noise/vibration symptoms. We generally recommend buying the Ford mounts - more expensive but most folks have found aftermarket mounts to fail within months. Use the forum search box above for more comments on the matter than you have time to read.
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