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i was going down the parkway today and i herd a noise didnt think much of it,so kept going, and i kept hearing it. it does it when i hit the brakes, hit a bump, or when i turn right. so i had my dad look at it he sugested pads, so i bought pads and changed them, and it still did it.i also notice this thin peice of metel protecting the boot for the A-arm i thought it might be rubbing on the roter so i tweeked it a little to see if the would help, but it didnt. i took it for a drive with my dad and we both think it might be the cv joint on the front left. it makes a loud squeeky grind kinda like draging a peice of tin down the road. does anyone know of the svtf having problems with this stuff. and what really sux is my warranty ran out 1000 miles ago. i sware they do this on purpose.

any advise will be helpfull thanx
 

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probably the rotor backing plate is bent and hitting the rotor. try pulling it out a bit
 

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try to tighten ur wheel bolts i remember sometrhing like this happenin to my car and i found out that the bolts were loose re tightened them and it was fine. iono if it willwork but try it and see what happens
 

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dont listen to svt4life he is a ************ :) ahah ameer bring ur ass to my house soon the eibach susp is almost all the way on
 

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Article No.
04-6-1

04/05/04

^ SUSPENSION - CREAKING, CRUNCHING, GRINDING
OR RATTLE NOISE FROM FRONT SUSPENSION AT
SLOW SPEEDS OVER BUMPS AND/OR WHILE
TURNING

^ NOISE - CREAKING, CRUNCHING, GRINDING OR
RATTLE NOISE FROM FRONT SUSPENSION AT
SLOW SPEEDS OVER BUMPS AND/OR WHILE
TURNING

FORD:
2000-2004 FOCUS

This article supersedes TSB 03-20-2 to update the model years, service procedure and part information.

ISSUE

Some 2000-2004 Focus vehicles may exhibit a front end creaking, crunching, grinding and/or rattling noise from the front suspension while driving at slow speeds, over bumps, and/or while turning.

ACTION

Noise, vibration, harness (NVH) conditions may originate from many areas. A thorough inspection of the front suspension is necessary to determine the cause. To service, refer to the following Service Procedure and inspect the suggested areas first.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

1. Inspect front strut fasteners and confirm that they are tightened to the correct torque.

a. Front strut to front knuckle, (one (1) driver / one (1) passenger), 90 N.m (67 lb-ft).

b. Front strut mount to body, (three (3) driver / three (3) passenger), 30 N.m (22 lb-ft).

c. Front strut rod to strut mount, (one (1) driver / one (1) passenger), 66 N.m (49 lb-ft).


NOTE MEASUREMENT OF TORQUE MUST BE DONE IN THE TIGHTENING DIRECTION.

NOTE IN ORDER TO APPLY THE PROPER TORQUE TO THE FRONT STRUT ROD TO STRUT MOUNT FASTENER, A HEX KEY WILL BE REQUIRED TO HOLD THE STRUT ROD IN PLACE WHILE TIGHTENING THE NUT.

2. Inspect for loose stabilizer bar end links.

a. Firmly grasp the links and shake them - both along the direction of the link and transverse to the link orientation in the inboard/outboard vehicle direction. If looseness is felt continue on to Step 2b, if no looseness is felt continue on to Step 3.

b. Inspect the link end joints. If they do not appear severely corroded, torque the nuts (use anti-rotation feature to prevent ball joint damage) to 50 N.m (36 lb-ft), and repeat Step 2a. If links still feel loose after tightening or if the joint shows evidence of severe corrosion, replace the link (YS4Z-5K484-AA).


3. Inspect for the top spring sleeve coming out of position. This may cause a squeaking noise between the sleeve and indent on the ridge of the upper spring seat, or it may cause a clicking noise between the spring and upper spring seat if the sleeve is completely out of position. If the sleeve is out of position continue on to Step 3a, if the sleeve is positioned properly continue on to Step 4.

a. Install a new rubber sleeve (1S4Z-8484-AA). Install the new rubber sleeve starting from the top of the spring coil where it contacts the spring plate.


4. If the noise is a clicking or popping from the front strut, install a service spring end cap (4S4Z-5L302-AA) on to the top spring tip. Reassemble and reinstall strut per the Workshop Manual Section 204-01.
 

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04svtfoci said:
dont listen to svt4life he is a ************ :) ahah ameer bring ur ass to my house soon the eibach susp is almost all the way on
lol don't listen to the ****** lol fo real? yeah im coming home this weekend from school so i'll stop by and check it out hit me up on aim and leave me ur cell # u change ur number like crazy.
 

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well i brought the svt to ford they told me my CAI bracket that mounts on the bottem was broken and it was rubbing the halfshaft. and they put some thing on the car called ''ears'', it hears the all they creeks and stuff that dont sound right and they found some bracket that was loose on the exhaust and they fixed it. so i drove out and not even 100ft down the round i hit a turn and there it goes, squeekin again so i turned around and went back, i convinced one of the mechanics to take a ride to hear the noise, they told me to come back tomorrow. soooo ill go back and see what happens.
 

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got the car back today all fixed. it was the wheel well hitting the tire. the dealer spent 2 hours tryin to figure it out. they only charged me for the one day though. came to 85$. beter safe then sorry i guess.
 

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Glad you found it, I found this thread too late, that was making the noise on mine as well, and I was gonna suggest that... It took me a while to figure it out, too... Sounds like they treated you fairly , though!
 
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