October 22, 2011, 2:12 pm
[quote name='james_60' timestamp='1319286422' post='149530']
I removed the steering knuckle (track control arm) which is connected to the hub to make the job easier.
Removing the whole unit was easier for me.
Stiffer front springs is advisable if you are fitting uprated shocks
This was on the mk7 fiesta which i presume that the track control arm is connected in the same way.
fair enough mate
If its on an 02 plate focus it should be exactly the same as my mk1. removing the knuckle is probably the best way but getting the ball joint out of the knuckle can be a nightmare (without destroying it) and also the driveshaft does tend to stick in there aswell so you might need a tool like [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Laser-Hub-Puller-4-4-1-2-3699-/400075837457?pt=UK_Hand_Tools_Equipment&hash=item5d2660d011#ht_2550wt_911"]this[/url]
if you do go down the route of removing the knuckle you will be best to order yourself a new pinch bolt, [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Ford-Focus-Lower-Arm-Pinch-Bolt-Nut-98-05-/120650767645?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item1c17589d1d#ht_500wt_1183"]see here[/url]