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Old 01-28-2008, 06:06 PM   #1
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Angry I have the worst squeaking Focus in the world. Please help.

Anytime I turn the steering wheel it squeaks. I have to avoid speed bumps because if I go over them it will squeak so loud that anyone around will turn and be like "wtf was that". Right and left hand turns are nightmares, and even sometimes when I stop fast it'll squeak pretty bad. It's so embarrassing when other people are riding with me. What are some suggestions to do? Please keep in mind I don't have much knowledge about suspensions =/


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Not sure if it's your suspension. Could it possibly be something like a wheel bearing? Bad bushings? I donno, hard to say without hearing. How long has it been doing it?
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do you have an aftermarket swaybar? they have been known to squeak.
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I guess it could be anything. Its been going on for like over a month, but just this week it started getting to the point, people I drive by will notice it.
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do you have an aftermarket swaybar? they have been known to squeak.
no, everything is stock.
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hmm....what i would do myself, would be to find a non-abrasive lubricant that goes good with bushings and spray down all the bushings in the front end...sway bar, control arm, etc....and see if that fixes it temporarily. if it does, which will be for a few days usually, once it comes back again spray down one thing at a time...
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That sounds like a good idea. I'll try it out tomorrow and tell how it goes.
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I had the same problem with the noise and everything you've stated, I experienced. The dealer said it was the right Link Kit. It cost me ~$100CAD including labour at a dealership. So, if you know people you can probably get it done cheaper.
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Had the same problem. Traced it to the stabilizer bar links. Both ends of the link have a spherical joint (ball in a plastic lined cup). Try this: Use an awl or heavy paperclip wire and pull the rubber boot back and spray lube into the joint, move it around to work it in and spray more. May have to turn the wheels left and right to get at them. Be careful not to rip the boots. It seemed strange that this small joint with so little movement would make so much noise, but I presume the sway bar acts like a tuning fork and amplifies the noise. Try it and get back with the results. I have to redo it every 6 months or so, but it always works.
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I had the same problem on my ZX3 at about 80K miles, Sounded like a sick donkey.

I doubt it's the bearings - they whine and rumble a bit - it gets loader as weight is thrown it the offending side.

My noise was from the front links (they rattled and clunked) - that is an easy DYI job and a $25 part.

Also my front swaybar bushings were shot - not and easy job to do but straight forward. you need to lower the front subframe to change them out see this excellant link:"How To" - Front Sway Bar Install

I noticed the noise went or got less in wet weather - so just a lubrication may put of the bigger jobs. If you have 70K+ miles then you need to bite the bullet so to speak.
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