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Old 03-11-2014, 08:15 PM   #21
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Got a little video to try to show what was going on. Crappy cell phone cam can't pick up all the vibrations but you can kind of see it

Still not fixed, also noticing a LOUD roaring sound now, was told it was the tires I'm thinking there is a wheel bearing or something gone. I'm close to just letting the bank come get this thing

Its costing me more money then its worth now
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:37 AM   #22
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New tires are def. going to be needed before any hope of normal operation.

Collecting on Dealer's fix to the body shop's work, and tire wear that resulted from that repair, will be a partial settlement at best.

I've got to assume at your mileage that the tires were pretty well worn before the accident, so payment in full for replacement isn't likely.

I may have missed something, don't know what expenses you've had thru this other than a deductible & the cost of the alignment/balancing at the Dealer.


PS - looking back through this again, it's really hard to tell the timeline of what repairs were done when, and who they were done by. Looking like two repairs at the body shop & one at the Dealer, but you didn't really know what was repaired when.
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:04 AM   #23
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Did you look into your motor mounts? That's a very likely cause. Like I said, I had a very similar problem.
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:31 PM   #24
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Or the axle half-shaft? GF had that issue and it took them forever to figure out!
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I'm close to just letting the bank come get this thing

Its costing me more money then its worth now
So, you are going to let the bank reposes the car because of a vibration? Did I read that correctly? That is an absolutely absurd idea that will negatively impact your credit for years to come.

It is probably too late now, but you should have contacted your insurance company before taking it to the dealership. Any reputable body shop should have had a warranty. Now the only thing you will ever get is a pissing match between the dealership and the body shop, both blaming the other for the problems.

Why ask for advice if you are just going to ignore it and do your own thing?
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Old 03-12-2014, 05:11 PM   #26
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Its costing me more money then its worth now
Learned a hard lesson about "Chasing vibrations above 55" on my old car a while back (a Ford, not a Focus),

Must be your tires! Replace those.. Nope
Must be the balance! Get a rebalance.. Nope
Must be a bent rim! Replace those. Nope
I see a little play in your tie rod! Nope
Your front axle half shaft is leaking oil! No

$3,000 later I said it. I got my 2012 Focus which has served me well to this point. I would have junked the car but actually still drive it around town, just not on the highway.

My point is, cut your losses, when you get into a situation like this, you can blow a fortune before you figure out what's wrong. Hate to say it, but hitting a curb at 50mph can do some serious damage that can't be diagnosed easily. Might be time for a new car.
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Axles are a little more obvious. You can hear/feel a clicking when you turn. You can feel them binding as you drive when they are really bad. If there was some better communication from the OP we could help narrow down his problems.
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Axles are a little more obvious. You can hear/feel a clicking when you turn. You can feel them binding as you drive when they are really bad. If there was some better communication from the OP we could help narrow down his problems.
I've been working on cars for years and the axle was not obvious. The symptoms were exactly as he described!
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I've been working on cars for years and the axle was not obvious. The symptoms were exactly as he described!
What was wrong with the axles from your experience?
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It was out of round/balance. They tried everything else before that, though. Including four brand new tires that they said were out of round. They had to bring in a special piece of equipment to be able to diagnose it. Drives like new, after they replaced that shaft.
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