Vibrating front end - 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 Tech Discussions > Wheels & Tires

Wheels & Tires The place to go for answers on wheel types, tire sizes, offset, wheel patterns and more.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-10-2008, 02:23 PM   #1
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Fan#: 24971
Location: Nebraska
What I Drive: 2000 Bright Red ZTS

Posts: 32
FF Reputation: 1 officefocus Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Vibrating front end

My car vibrates at speeds above 60 mph. I drive mostly highway so no bumps or nothing like that. Last week I took my car to get a front wheel balance because I thought that would fix the problem, but it didn't. Can anyone give me some ideas what to replace or how to fix the problem. My steering wheel doesn't vibrate, but the only the front seats do. If I sit in the back, you can't really feel it so I figure it has to be something in the front.


officefocus is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-10-2008, 02:28 PM   #2
Focus Fanatic
 
nov173's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Fan#: 29840
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa, United States
What I Drive: 2014 Focus ST

Posts: 3,263
FF Reputation: 79 nov173 Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (4)
you only feel it in the seats? what about when you brake?
__________________
SVT header kit, 2.25 MBRP cat-back & flex, r/t high flow cat. aem cai, frpp kit

For Sale: Rear bumper(stock). SVT side skirts FS as well. Buy em!!!!
nov173 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-12-2008, 11:20 AM   #3
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Fan#: 24971
Location: Nebraska
What I Drive: 2000 Bright Red ZTS

Posts: 32
FF Reputation: 1 officefocus Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I'll see if I can get a video with something inside the passenger seat. Only when I drive past 60mph
officefocus is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-14-2008, 10:22 AM   #4
Focus Fanatic
 
nov173's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Fan#: 29840
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa, United States
What I Drive: 2014 Focus ST

Posts: 3,263
FF Reputation: 79 nov173 Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (4)
it does sound like a balance issue though... lol but i know you just had em balanced....hmm
__________________
SVT header kit, 2.25 MBRP cat-back & flex, r/t high flow cat. aem cai, frpp kit

For Sale: Rear bumper(stock). SVT side skirts FS as well. Buy em!!!!
nov173 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-14-2008, 04:29 PM   #5
Focus Enthusiast
 
slickzx3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Fan#: 40686
Location: Irmo, SC
What I Drive: 2007 Ford mustang GT/CS

Posts: 403
FF Reputation: 5 slickzx3 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (20)
sounds like my car, i bought it new in o6 the dealer put some 17s on and some master craft avengers by the way suck,and is probably the reason mine vibrates as described above, but this is the thing i had ford balance them like 8 times and still the vibration only at 60 and up, my buddy had a svt with 17s i swapped rims guess what it went away,put mine back on still the same.So more than likely its a bad alignment with bad balance,or just crappy tires,only other thing could be a bad driveshaft,mount of some kind.but try some other guys focus wheels and if it fixes it then you know its in the wheels or tires.
slickzx3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-15-2008, 09:55 PM   #6
Focus Enthusiast
 
Fobus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Fan#: 3677
Location: San Jose, CA, CA
What I Drive: 04 ZTW 2.3L 5-speed, sport package

Posts: 156
Points 368, Level 7
Points: 368, Level: 7 Points: 368, Level: 7 Points: 368, Level: 7
Level Up 36% Completed
Level up: 36% Level up: 36% Level up: 36%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 Fobus Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Sounds like rear wheel balance. Seats shaking and steering wheel not shaking is usually rear wheels. Also, fresh balance is no guarantee they did it right. I've had to go back for rebalance more than once. If that doesn't do it maybe cupped rear tire.
Fobus is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-15-2008, 11:18 PM   #7
Late for Dinner
 
goinloco1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Fan#: 8529
Location: Aberdeen, SD
What I Drive: kermit

Posts: 15,298
Points 14,871, Level 79
Points: 14,871, Level: 79 Points: 14,871, Level: 79 Points: 14,871, Level: 79
Level Up 5% Completed
Level up: 5% Level up: 5% Level up: 5%
Forum Activity 3%
Activity: 3% Activity: 3% Activity: 3%
FF Reputation: 90 goinloco1 Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
what kind and size rims and tires? brand of tire?
goinloco1 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-28-2008, 01:46 AM   #8
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2007
Fan#: 47140
Location: Outside of Chicago, IL
What I Drive: 2001, Red, LX

Posts: 33
Points 90, Level 1
Points: 90, Level: 1 Points: 90, Level: 1 Points: 90, Level: 1
Level Up 80% Completed
Level up: 80% Level up: 80% Level up: 80%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 SPI Tuner Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I don't know if this will help but i had to replace the motor mount and trans mount on my car because at about 60-70 it would sound like the tire was rubbing on the wheel well. The said the motor mounts front left and trans right mount shifted the engine to make the rubbing noise now it pers like a kitten and now you can't even hear loud vibrations anymore. if this help best of luck if not sorry i couldn't be of more help
SPI Tuner is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-28-2008, 09:33 AM   #9
Focus Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Fan#: 1427
Location: Westminster, CO
What I Drive: 99 miata, 05Mazda6, 09GTI, 12Imprez

Posts: 8,023
FF Reputation: 141 Geezer Excellent Standing Member Geezer Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SPI Tuner View Post
I don't know if this will help but i had to replace the motor mount and trans mount on my car because at about 60-70 it would sound like the tire was rubbing on the wheel well. The said the motor mounts front left and trans right mount shifted the engine to make the rubbing noise now it pers like a kitten and now you can't even hear loud vibrations anymore. if this help best of luck if not sorry i couldn't be of more help
Unless the motor mounts broke again that shouldn't be the problems. My guess is that your 2000 has some work out suspension pieces with the most likely culprits being bushings, tie rod ends, ball joints, and/or shocks. You'll need a competent front end man to check out these individually.
Geezer 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:
What I Drive
Year, color, and model of your car. Example: 2003 Pitch Black ZX3
Name
Your real name.
City
State
Country
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Front end Rattle fixed Ed60 Wheels & Tires 2 05-01-2007 11:25 PM
Front end link spekaldpez Wheels & Tires 2 02-06-2007 02:28 PM
Creaking From Front End . MOTORMADMARC General Technical Chat 3 04-11-2006 08:52 AM
Ideas for new front end Poney MK1 Focus 16 11-02-2005 06:38 PM
2005 front end on a 2000 ZX3 slammedfoci Ford Focus Builds & General Showroom 5 09-26-2004 06:13 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:39 AM.


Copyright 2002-2015 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 Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac ATS Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum, Civic Type-R Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.





Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1