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Old 06-04-2019, 10:11 PM   #31
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So 05 knuckle not available on Rock Auto, Auto zone, advance Auto or Napa what's the next trust source for car parts ?
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Old 06-05-2019, 10:19 AM   #32
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The junk yard...? At one point there were knuckles you could get somewher new but think the last few were sold a few years ago. Ask Steve Powell at TASCA Parts and he can check ford inventory or may know of a location.
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I wish there was a better way to press in bearings and crap. I'm a bit timid when it comes to doing it myself. And I hate passing someone else to do it and be own their waiting list. I've bought the Timken bearings and thinking of taking the knuckles off my se and having them done then put on my ZX3 and swapping those to the SE. Don't think they're bad yet, I've checked, but I bought them just in case when I did the SVT suspension swap.
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**** it junk yard it is now what range in vehicle age do I have to work with for the knuckles? I only have wagons an sedans in the junkyard where I'm at and everything sits on dirt so I have to be careful what car I rip apart
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Think I might of lucked out
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That looks like an option.

For junk yard its any 05'. (i think any) does not matter if its a wagon, sedan, or hatch. knuckes are all the same.

You would have to worry about removing, instaling new bearings and hubs. but can likely do it for less than 1/2 the cost. $325 for two knuckles with hubs already in seems a bit high but solves the finding and bearing pressing.
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Yeah it's what I thought well I'll go to the pick an pull grab some knuckles an just order the wheel bearing hub kit do It the hard way lol
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Yeah it's what I thought well I'll go to the pick an pull grab some knuckles an just order the wheel bearing hub kit do It the hard way lol
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I just went thru an entire front end 'refresh' on my 02 wagon last year: new axles, lower control arms, knuckles, wheel bearings, and hubs. Long story short: I ended up buying a good used set of knuckles as mine were so corroded and they dont make new replacements for pre 2005.

https://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/...83-post14.html

Even at $175 each those Moog knuckles/bearings/hubs will be a bargain if you can swing it. Im in MA too (Hudson) and the knuckles in any junkyard around here (ie Linders, Sams, etc) will be a nightmare to work with. I can tell you with 90 percent certainty that the the outer axle splines will be siezed in the hubs, the balljoints and/or struts will be seized in the knuckles, and the knuckle forgings themselves will be so corroded to be practically unrecognizable. And assuming you can get them out you will need a press or hub tamer tool to R/R the bearings.

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Yeah that's not even the only issue I did a lil more reading and those Moog knuckles are for the 06-11 models focus so those won't due either only thing that seems feasible is to go on carparts.com an see if I can find a place that has them maybe or just suck it up and improve on the base model setup by getting some drilled rotors an better pads an replaceing everything with that year oem parts which are available on Rock Auto.

Guess I will have to just settle an not go svt brake setup 😭😭😭😭
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Yeah that's not even the only issue I did a lil more reading and those Moog knuckles are for the 06-11 models focus so those won't due either only thing that seems feasible is to go on carparts.com an see if I can find a place that has them maybe or just suck it up and improve on the base model setup by getting some drilled rotors an better pads an replaceing everything with that year oem parts which are available on Rock Auto.

Guess I will have to just settle an not go svt brake setup 😭😭😭😭
Use 05-07 control arms and an omni strut adapter and they will work. Buy these knuckles. SVT brakes bolt onto the 05-11 knuckles. You need the calipers, brackets and svt brake lines

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