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Old 10-31-2015, 06:23 AM   #111
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I have a 2011 ford focus 1.8 tdci with 32k miles on it. When a I go over sharp bumps with the steering wheel turned right I get a metallic click noise from under the hood on the front left side. I dont know if its a sway bar or strut upper mount problem or if there is anything wrong with the steering wheel system. I would appreciate any help
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I have a 2011 ford focus 1.8 tdci with 32k miles on it. When a I go over sharp bumps with the steering wheel turned right I get a metallic click noise from under the hood on the front left side. I dont know if its a sway bar or strut upper mount problem or if there is anything wrong with the steering wheel system. I would appreciate any help
More likey the end links.
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Old 10-31-2015, 06:29 AM   #113
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Only the left side with the steering wheel turned right gives the noise. Just passed the inspection and nobody is able to detect the problem because its a slight noise.
You mean the end links of the sway bar?
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Only the left side with the steering wheel turned right gives the noise. Just passed the inspection and nobody is able to detect the problem because its a slight noise.
You mean the end links of the sway bar?
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Correct= front sway bar end links.
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Got my sway bar links, control arm bushings and left outer tie rod end replaced to make the noise gone!
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My sway bar end links seem to last about 60,000 miles. When 1st trying to diagnose the problem I removed each wheel and yanked on the sway bars to see if they were loose but to my surprise they were tight. The problem is that when the suspension is in the air is puts a fair amount of downward pressure on the sway bar making them tight and hard to diagnose. When I removed the sway bar it was obvious both joints were trashed.

Moral of the story. If you haven't changed your sway bars in 60K miles and hear/feel front end noises then change the sway bars.
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