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Old 05-10-2013, 06:45 PM   #11
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Thank you, I'll will check these and respond. I'll try and take pics too.
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:44 PM   #12
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My bad, I meant shocks of course, I have pretty much moved away from using the word shock and it is obvious. There for a long while I called struts shocks and kept getting corrected then too.
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I replaced the Bushings this weekend. From AutoZone, They seemed to be the the same as the Napa ones. The pricing was the same.

After the repair, the Rear End still swings from "LEFT, then to the RIGHT", when I hit a bump.
It was good i replaced the bushings.. they were completely shot & warn down.


I'm wondering if I should check the left shock.. in case it needs repair.
I replaced the (front) struts like 4 weeks ago.
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:34 PM   #14
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From the blue sway bar pic, that was posted earlier, I replaced the Rear, bushings, at the ends of the sway bar. They needed replacement, but it didn't resolve the issue. What else do you suggest I attempt to replace?
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:52 PM   #15
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Look at the suspension arm bushings (Lower)

If the rubber is shot on any of them, toe of the rear wheels can change at any time, result is like a shopping cart wheel wiggling!

The feeling is looseness, with rear end wandering when going straight. When turning it might turn more or less than desired - maybe even change between the two in one corner.

Fixing Sway links gives better "roll" control, but don't help control where the wheels are pointing...

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Old 05-22-2013, 11:23 AM   #16
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Smile Similiar Rear Noise Issues

The car in question is a 2007 Focus. When driving on highway, the rear tire on one side seems to bounce. I've replaced both shocks couple of months ago. I did notice that the tires on the rear are cupped on the inside tread of passenger side and outside tread on drivers side. I plan on getting new tires, but I want to make sure nothing else is causing the cupping and bounce. I'm reading where there is no Camber adjustment on stock Focus, read where some said replacing sway bar end bolt and bushing helped with noise. Just not sure where to go from here. Berring assembly was also changed on the rear.

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Old 05-22-2013, 11:40 AM   #17
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There is camber adjustment but it is very, very small. The camber is adjusted with a centric bolt and washer.
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I've replaced the rear SwayBar end bushings. This didn't resolve the issue. Do you suggest i replace the Rear Lower Controll Arm? or a diff, part that has bushings or multipule parts with bushings?
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Not being a mechanic, could you point me in the right direction of this camber adjustment bolt?
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:46 PM   #20
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if your suspension is stock, then it doesn't exist. It's an aftermarket kit you gotta purchase and install. It's a frequent topic of conversation here; use the forum search box and you'll find more info on it than you have time to read.
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