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Old 07-06-2005, 06:11 AM   #1
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suspension noise on a new 2005 ZX4 SES

Hi All, Need some suggestion.

I just bought a new 2005 Focus ZX4 SES 2 weeks ago. Love the car.

Since day one I notice cranking noise from the rear suspension when I stop the car a little hard (just hard enough to push down the spring) or when someone get into the car. I also hear cranking noise from the front when I turn out of the parking. It sounded like my old car. I don't hear the noises while running though. Are these noises normal? This is my first new car so I don't know if it needs some time to settle. Should I bring it to the dealer for service?

Any suggestion will help.

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Old 07-08-2005, 03:06 PM   #2
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Re: suspension noise on a new 2005 ZX4 SES

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Hi All, Need some suggestion.

I just bought a new 2005 Focus ZX4 SES 2 weeks ago. Love the car.

Since day one I notice cranking noise from the rear suspension when I stop the car a little hard (just hard enough to push down the spring) or when someone get into the car. I also hear cranking noise from the front when I turn out of the parking. It sounded like my old car. I don't hear the noises while running though. Are these noises normal? This is my first new car so I don't know if it needs some time to settle. Should I bring it to the dealer for service?

Any suggestion will help.

Thanks all.

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Mine creaks the same way since I bought it in April of this year (an ex-daily rental with 16,712 on it at the time, now has 20,500km) Do you notice it only when the emergency brake is applied or does it happen all the time?

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Old 07-09-2005, 08:28 AM   #3
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Now you mentioned. I don't think it make noise when someone get on the car with hand break disengaged. That answer why for one of the noise. I will try later. But it still make noise when I stop and turn. Not all the time but happen quite offen.

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Old 07-09-2005, 09:11 AM   #4
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Seems to be a normal condition. My ZX3 does the same thing. Mostly noticable when engaging the e-brake on an incline. Nothing to worry about.
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Old 07-09-2005, 07:23 PM   #5
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most are the same way,Crappy rear brakes.
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Old 07-09-2005, 08:26 PM   #6
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It sounds like some (hopefully) harmless noise from the rear drum brakes. I drive the ST (4-wheel disks) and haven't heard any noise from the suspension.

Any other ST owners notice a noise like CHG discribes?

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Old 07-09-2005, 09:11 PM   #7
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Had my zx5 for a month now and it drove me crazy the first 2 weeks, Till I narrowed it my parking brake too.. Anybody know where to get an add on rear disc kit for the 2005??
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