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Old 10-17-2012, 09:44 AM   #1
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Creaking?? turning left and right while stopped

My 2000 focus just starting acting up again. When the car is parked, if i turn slowly to the right i hear a short creak/click(not grinding) as i keep turning it about every 1/8 of a turn it clicks/creaks. Does the same if i turn it to the left.

Any ideas what this could be? 3 weeks ago changed brakes, and drivers sway bar link. Could it be i didn't tighten the link enough and now its creaking? any help is appreciated, thanks


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Old 10-17-2012, 03:07 PM   #2
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Power Steering fluid level acceptable?
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Yeah checked, its good
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Might it be the strut mount bearing not moving so freely?
If it goes away after spraying a little lube on there.

Sometimes I can hear the steering rack rubber boots on my focus when turning the wheel at a stop.
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Sounds like a balljoint or strut bearing to me.
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squeak

I have had the bushings in the lower suspension arms start to squeak. Spray a little silicone spray in there and see if that makes it go away. The click sound makes me think you have something else going on like a worn out ball joint or maybe even a bad CV joint. Do you get any torque steering (pulling to one direction) when you get hard onto the gas peddle? That would point to a bad ball joint.
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My 2000 focus just starting acting up again. When the car is parked, if i turn slowly to the right i hear a short creak/click(not grinding) as i keep turning it about every 1/8 of a turn it clicks/creaks. Does the same if i turn it to the left.

Any ideas what this could be? 3 weeks ago changed brakes, and drivers sway bar link. Could it be i didn't tighten the link enough and now its creaking? any help is appreciated, thanks
My 2012 does that. Looks like I'm taking it in to the dealer.

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My 2012 does that. Looks like I'm taking it in to the dealer.

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Hey FocusOnMeNow,

I'm happy to step in here and get your regional Customer Service Manager involved. Just send me a PM with your VIN, dealer, mileage, and daytime phone number; I'll get your info in the right hands!

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Hey FocusOnMeNow,

I'm happy to step in here and get your regional Customer Service Manager involved. Just send me a PM with your VIN, dealer, mileage, and daytime phone number; I'll get your info in the right hands!

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Thank you, Crystal. As soon as I get home, I will PM you the information. Should I take my car in or wait for someone to call me?

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Thank you, Crystal. As soon as I get home, I will PM you the information. Should I take my car in or wait for someone to call me?

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Hi FocusOnMeNow,

You can go ahead and take your car in. I'll look forward to seeing your PM!

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