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Old 03-06-2013, 02:03 PM   #2111
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Why would you want your clutch replaced if it doesn't correct the issue?
I don't know how I feel about that yet. For one, many people have had the clutches replaced and it did correct the issue. But maybe it's not actually a permanent fix? In which case, I'll need to wait even longer to get my clutch fixed.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:36 PM   #2112
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Ok dispite the thread hijacking, the TSB that was just issued is for one side of the suspension only...! Either passenger or driver side, atleast in canad.a
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:12 PM   #2113
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The Focus went into the shop yesterday, supposed to get it back tomorrow. I'll post the parts list when I get the invoice.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:24 PM   #2115
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The Focus went into the shop yesterday, supposed to get it back tomorrow. I'll post the parts list when I get the invoice.
Just out of curiosity, does your dealer always keep the car overnight? With the TSB's (including the strut TSB) I've had applied, I've never had to leave my car overnight. Again, just a question out of curiosity.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:30 PM   #2116
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Just out of curiosity, does your dealer always keep the car overnight? With the TSB's (including the strut TSB) I've had applied, I've never had to leave my car overnight. Again, just a question out of curiosity.
Not every time but they usually do, mainly because I can only bring in the vehicle after work.

One time it was in the shop 22 consecutive days though.
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Had a chance to drive an early 2012 Focus SE rental vehicle this week; couldn't pass it up. Want to hear something funny? It made the exact same noises that I had been hearing in my car, BUT ON BOTH SIDES, and under all the usual driving conditions. What a hoot! The car had about 25, 26 thousand miles on it. Much louder and much more frequent than on my car but I attribute that to the quieter Ti construction and the lower overall mileage. I also experienced many of the same transmission noises & shifting quirks many folks have complained about; rolling marbles in a can sounds, clacks and kicks, you name it. I also noticed general front-end bushing noises I've heard generally on lots of cars. But the bump-stop rattle was clear as day, directional and distinctive.

By the way, my car is still dead-silent after doing the Dysan Method!

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Old 03-07-2013, 06:09 PM   #2118
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I have a copy of it, ill scan it in today or tomorrow and put it on here
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Had a chance to drive an early 2012 Focus SE rental vehicle this week; couldn't pass it up. Want to hear something funny? It made the exact same noises that I had been hearing in my car, BUT ON BOTH SIDES, and under all the usual driving conditions. What a hoot! The car had about 25, 26 thousand miles on it. Much louder and much more frequent than on my car but I attribute that to the quieter Ti construction and the lower overall mileage. I also experienced many of the same transmission noises & shifting quirks many folks have complained about; rolling marble in a can sounds, clacks and kicks, you name it. I also noticed general front-end bushing noises I've heard generally on lots of cars. But the bump-stop rattle was clear as day, directional and distinctive.

By the way, my car is still dead-silent after doing the Dysan Method!
I experienced the same thing with a 2013 SE I had as a rental in San Francisco. The tranny was a bit smoother though, but the clunks were definitely apparent.
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CRUNCHING OR CREAKING NOISE FROM FRONT OF TSB 13-3-2
VEHICLE ON LOW SPEED TURNS AND BUMPS
FORD:
2012-2013 Focus
2013 Escape
This article supersedes TSB 12-6-17 to update the
production fix date, vehicle lines, model years, WARRANTY STATUS: Eligible Under Provisions Of
Service Procedure and Part List. New Vehicle Limited
Warranty Coverage

ISSUE Warranty/ESP coverage
Some 2012-2013 Focus vehicles built on or before limits/policies/prior approvals
10/22/2012 and 2013 Escape vehicles built on or are not altered by a TSB.
before 12/3/2012 may exhibit a crunching or Warranty/ESP coverage
creaking-type noise from the front suspension on limits are determined by the
low speed turns and over bumps. identified causal part and
verified using the OASIS
ACTION part coverage tool.
Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the

OPERATION DESCRIPTION TIME
condition. 130302A 2011-2012 Focus: Replace 1.4 Hrs.
SERVICE PROCEDURE The Front Spring And Strut
Bearing, One (1) Side
1. Attach Rotunda Wireless Chassis Ears (Can be Claimed With
(JSP97202) or equivalent to each front spring Operation C In This
near the top of the spring. Article) (Do Not Use With
Any Labor Operations
2. Road test vehicle making right and left turns at Outside Of This Article)
low speed in a smooth parking lot and attempt 130302A 2013 Escape: Replace The 1.3 Hrs.
to duplicate the concern. Strut Bearing, One (1)
a. If the noise can not be duplicated, this Side (Can be Claimed
article does not apply. Refer to Workshop With Operation C In This
Manual (WSM), Section 100-04 for normal Article) (Do Not Use With
diagnostics. Any Labor Operations
Outside Of This Article)
b. If the noise is duplicated, proceed to Step 3. 130302B 2013 Escape: Replace The 1.9 Hrs.
Strut Bearings, Both (2)
3. Replace the strut bearing on the side Sides (Can be Claimed
generating the noise only. Refer to WSM, With Operation C In This
Section 204-01. Article) (Do Not Use With
Any Labor Operations PART NUMBER PART NAME
Outside Of This Article)
DV6Z-18198-A Strut Bearing
W715490-S442 Knuckle Bolt
W7002125-442 Strut Top Nut
NOTE: The information in Technical Service Bulletins is intended for use by trained, professional technicians with the knowledge, tools, and equipment to do
the job properly and safely. It informs these technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or provides information that could assist in proper
vehicle service. The procedures should not be performed by “do-it-yourselfers”. Do not assume that a condition described affects your car or truck. Contact a
Ford or Lincoln dealership to determine whether the Bulletin applies to your vehicle. Warranty Policy and Extended Service Plan documentation determine
Warranty and/or Extended Service Plan coverage unless stated otherwise in the TSB article.The information in this Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) was
current at the time of printing. Ford Motor Company reserves the right to supercede this information with updates.The most recent information is available
through Ford Motor Company’s on-line technical resources.
Copyright ã 2013 Ford Motor Company Online Publication Date March 4, 2013 PAGE 1
TSB 13-3-2 (Continued)
130302B 2011-2012 Focus: Replace 2.0 Hrs. 130302C 2013 Escape: Additional 1.6 Hrs.
The Front Springs And Time To Check And
Strut Bearings, Two (2) Correct Caster, Camber,
Sides (Can be Claimed And Toe (Can be Claimed
With Operation C In This With Operations A Or B In
Article) (Do Not Use With This Article) (Do Not Use
Any Labor Operations With Any Labor Operations
Outside Of This Article) Outside Of This Article)
130302C 2011-2012 Focus: 1.5 Hrs. DEALER CODING
Additional Time To Check CONDITION
And Correct Caster, BASIC PART NO. CODE
Camber, And Toe (Can be 18198 42
Claimed With Operations A
Or B In This Article) (Do
Not Use With Any Labor
Operations Outside Of This
Article)
Basically the same as TSB 12-6-17 except for the fix being recommended now is just the affected bearing, top nut and knuckle bolt to fix it. However the springs/ struts are also still listed as a claimable warranty item under the TSB for labor actions.
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