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09 coupe se

while FLOORING IT and in a straight line i hear my front end **BANG** POP **

while accelerating thru a turn my front end **BANG** POP**

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so scared dont want my car to brake while driving
it my DD

please help Team
remember FOCUS RULES!!!!!

ps while on the road i constently look out for focus' with mods not to much luck with the 2nd gen around here in cali
and very little SVTs...
 

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Probably the swaybar end links, they seem to wear out fast on our cars. Other then that make sure you struts are tight, look at the nut on top just to be sure!

I have the same thing in Vegas, I have yet to see a single modded second gen other then mine. I know there out there, I just have yet to see one.
 

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straight line accel or while cornering?
 

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Swaybar links are very popular, like already mentioned above.

Also, the right side / top motor mount is also fairly popular, but when it goes bad you also get a bunch of vibration when sitting stopped in gear / engine running.





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straight line accel or while cornering?
both my good friend

like tonight i was starting at the line 1st gear pop bang 2nd pop bang 3rd pop bang..

then i did this...
drove in 1st slowly turned the wheel going into 2nd
**POP BANG**

its starting to happen more frequent ),,;

and i gotta drive 120miles+ on saturday scared i am.
[:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)]**AND I GOTTA MAKE THIS CANYON RUN ON NOV 6th[:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)]
thank you for helpin out with wisdom and experience.
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I thought you took your car to FSWerks and got this fixed?
yes i went to FSwerks and had them tighten my strut bolts all the way around; front and rear...

this isnt a suspension prob i am pretty sure of it

more or less only when i accelerate ),,,;


thanks mike,
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Swaybar links are very popular, like already mentioned above.

Also, the right side / top motor mount is also fairly popular, but when it goes bad you also get a bunch of vibration when sitting stopped in gear / engine running.





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no unfortunately thats not the case when i am at idle
i almost feel a difference in performance when accelerating( less pull)??

thank you for your response,
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Okay, have you checked your axles/CV joints yet.
I would raise up one side of the front end till the tire (just one at a time) is just off the ground, then try to turn it with the car in gear (AND OFF) and see if there is any noise and or movement. also take a look at your CV boots and see if there is a tear in them that may have let the grease out and trashed the joint.
From the sound of it you may have one or both bad CV Joints!

Check it out and let us know, because if it is them you cant drive it for long! and I mean at all!!!
And one last thing there a little pricey

Bob
 

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Okay, have you checked your axles/CV joints yet.
I would raise up one side of the front end till the tire (just one at a time) is just off the ground, then try to turn it with the car in gear (AND OFF) and see if there is any noise and or movement. also take a look at your CV boots and see if there is a tear in them that may have let the grease out and trashed the joint.
From the sound of it you may have one or both bad CV Joints!

Check it out and let us know, because if it is them you cant drive it for long! and I mean at all!!!
And one last thing there a little pricey

Bob
all i gotta say is thank you so much for your diagnosis thru this forum!!
jus being able to describe how to find out what is actually wrong verses having to buy random parts till i find out really what is wrong.. that is amazing.. thank you for telling me how to figure out these problems..
and thank you for your commitment and time on this forum; otherwise a guy like me would be in trouble and have to buy random parts to figure out what is wrong.

THANK YOU best best regards[pray]
Derek
 

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oh yeah i need to ask a question about this axle
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I found a place here in huntingbeach CA
it called "california axle supply"
they have refurbished axles at $100-

and my question is... you think this is a legit axle to buy otherwise arent they $300????
thank you :)
 
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