Very loud rattle while turning and accelerating? - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Third Generation > MK3 Focus

MK3 Focus The place to chat about general questions, window tinting, exterior body, interior and lighting upgrades for the third generation 2012-Current Focus.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-03-2012, 04:45 PM   #1
Infam0usprime
Focus Enthusiast
 
Infam0usprime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Fan#: 96862
Location: Brick, NJ
What I Drive: 2012 Ford Focus Ti | 2001 Dodge Ram

Posts: 231
FF Reputation: 2 Infam0usprime Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Does anyone else experience this? It's a very loud like metal on metal like something is lose. I usually only hear it when I accelerate and turn.

And it's coming from behind me like in the middle of the car

My only mods are a borla cat back and Eibach springs


Infam0usprime is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-03-2012, 05:03 PM   #2
suss6052
Focus Addict
 
suss6052's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 95752
Location: ..., MI
What I Drive: 2013 Ford Focus ST2 Ingot Silver

Posts: 12,800
Points 9,876, Level 66
Points: 9,876, Level: 66 Points: 9,876, Level: 66 Points: 9,876, Level: 66
Level Up 57% Completed
Level up: 57% Level up: 57% Level up: 57%
Forum Activity 34%
Activity: 34% Activity: 34% Activity: 34%
FF Reputation: 24 suss6052 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Infam0usprime View Post
Does anyone else experience this? It's a very loud like metal on metal like something is lose. I usually only hear it when I accelerate and turn.

And it's coming from behind me like in the middle of the car

My only mods are a borla cat back and Eibach springs
Please don't spam the forum by posting three separate times if you don't get a response right away ok?

Sounds like you have a loose heat shield or something if the sound is coming from near the center of the vehicle.
__________________
Moderator for: DURATEC Ti-VCT Performance, ST Performance, MK3 Focus
suss6052 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-03-2012, 06:14 PM   #3
Infam0usprime
Focus Enthusiast
 
Infam0usprime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Fan#: 96862
Location: Brick, NJ
What I Drive: 2012 Ford Focus Ti | 2001 Dodge Ram

Posts: 231
FF Reputation: 2 Infam0usprime Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by suss6052 View Post
Please don't spam the forum by posting three separate times if you don't get a response right away ok?

Sounds like you have a loose heat shield or something if the sound is coming from near the center of the vehicle.
Sorry I was sending it from my phone and I forgot to put some stuff about my car in there. If it is that how could I fix it just go under and look for a loose bolt?
Infam0usprime is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-03-2012, 06:21 PM   #4
suss6052
Focus Addict
 
suss6052's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 95752
Location: ..., MI
What I Drive: 2013 Ford Focus ST2 Ingot Silver

Posts: 12,800
Points 9,876, Level 66
Points: 9,876, Level: 66 Points: 9,876, Level: 66 Points: 9,876, Level: 66
Level Up 57% Completed
Level up: 57% Level up: 57% Level up: 57%
Forum Activity 34%
Activity: 34% Activity: 34% Activity: 34%
FF Reputation: 24 suss6052 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Infam0usprime View Post
Sorry I was sending it from my phone and I forgot to put some stuff about my car in there. If it is that how could I fix it just go under and look for a loose bolt?
Essentially, yes, look underneath and check for either a loose bolt, a torn heat shield, or some other issue with a part hanging down loosely and either try and fix it yourself or take it back to the dealer to see what they say.
__________________
Moderator for: DURATEC Ti-VCT Performance, ST Performance, MK3 Focus
suss6052 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-03-2012, 06:24 PM   #5
Infam0usprime
Focus Enthusiast
 
Infam0usprime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Fan#: 96862
Location: Brick, NJ
What I Drive: 2012 Ford Focus Ti | 2001 Dodge Ram

Posts: 231
FF Reputation: 2 Infam0usprime Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by suss6052 View Post
Essentially, yes, look underneath and check for either a loose bolt, a torn heat shield, or some other issue with a part hanging down loosely and either try and fix it yourself or take it back to the dealer to see what they say.
Okay I'll check it out tomorrow. But I don't get why it would really only happen when I turn and accelerate.
Infam0usprime is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-03-2012, 06:32 PM   #6
suss6052
Focus Addict
 
suss6052's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 95752
Location: ..., MI
What I Drive: 2013 Ford Focus ST2 Ingot Silver

Posts: 12,800
Points 9,876, Level 66
Points: 9,876, Level: 66 Points: 9,876, Level: 66 Points: 9,876, Level: 66
Level Up 57% Completed
Level up: 57% Level up: 57% Level up: 57%
Forum Activity 34%
Activity: 34% Activity: 34% Activity: 34%
FF Reputation: 24 suss6052 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Infam0usprime View Post
Okay I'll check it out tomorrow. But I don't get why it would really only happen when I turn and accelerate.
Maybe you only notice the resonance when you're accelerating or turning, but it might be happening all the time. I don't know, you'll have to look underneath the car to see if anything is amiss.
__________________
Moderator for: DURATEC Ti-VCT Performance, ST Performance, MK3 Focus
suss6052 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-03-2012, 07:04 PM   #7
Infam0usprime
Focus Enthusiast
 
Infam0usprime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Fan#: 96862
Location: Brick, NJ
What I Drive: 2012 Ford Focus Ti | 2001 Dodge Ram

Posts: 231
FF Reputation: 2 Infam0usprime Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by suss6052 View Post
Maybe you only notice the resonance when you're accelerating or turning, but it might be happening all the time. I don't know, you'll have to look underneath the car to see if anything is amiss.
Yeah I'll check that out. It really shouldn't be from my exhaust I mean its just a bolt on. And I meant that it only happens when I turn and accelerate into that turn, at the same time. Not turning and accelerating at different times if that's what you thought lol and if it makes a difference
Infam0usprime is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-03-2012, 07:55 PM   #8
Notorious0ne
Focus Addict
 
Notorious0ne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Fan#: 70375
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
What I Drive: 05 Saleen Focus, 04 Saleen Focus

Posts: 1,281
Points 7,370, Level 57
Points: 7,370, Level: 57 Points: 7,370, Level: 57 Points: 7,370, Level: 57
Level Up 10% Completed
Level up: 10% Level up: 10% Level up: 10%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 15 Notorious0ne Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (6)
Check your license plate. Mine would rattle at certain rpms and speeds
__________________
2004/2005 Ford Focus Saleen

The cops are here to keep us safe.............I'm here to keep them busy!

Hatch Nation #43
Notorious0ne is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-03-2012, 08:22 PM   #9
Infam0usprime
Focus Enthusiast
 
Infam0usprime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Fan#: 96862
Location: Brick, NJ
What I Drive: 2012 Ford Focus Ti | 2001 Dodge Ram

Posts: 231
FF Reputation: 2 Infam0usprime Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Notorious0ne View Post
Check your license plate. Mine would rattle at certain rpms and speeds
Hmm true but the sounds to be coming from the middle of the car, but I'll check the license bolts too
Infam0usprime is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-05-2012, 07:08 AM   #10
desidanger
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Fan#: 105524
Location: Chantilly, VA
What I Drive: 2013 Ford Focus S

Posts: 17
FF Reputation: 1 desidanger Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Infam0usprime View Post
Hmm true but the sounds to be coming from the middle of the car, but I'll check the license bolts too
So did you find any issues that are causing the noise? I have same problem on my brand new 2013 Focus, it makes a loud metal on metal or rattle noise while accelerating from stop and specially when going uphill or making a left turn from stop. It is very annoying.
desidanger is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:48 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Audi S3, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. Challenger Hellcat - Charger Hellcat