Hey guys, got a bit of a mystery:)
I snapped a spring on the front drivers side on my 2001 focus tdci and just replaced the whole strut/spring/shock I got from the scrapyard and looked in really good condition and when I put it back together it was still too low at the front end. I then went and swapped the strut for another one, put it in and same thing, still too low.
Now I took it all apart again and noticed play in the rear lower arm bush so I took the control arm out and the bush was indeed bad, in fact it just fell off the control arm when I pulled it free and at the same time noticed the ball joint and drop link bushes were shot. So the guy I got the strut off wont replace the strut again as he said there must be something else wrong with the car as to why it was still sitting low on that side and when I told him about the contol arm bush, ball joint and drop link he said that this was most definitly the reason.
Now I'm finding it hard to believe that these faults are causing the car to sit so low and want someone to verifiy that this indeed is whats causing the problem as I dont want to replace all the parts, control arm bushes, ball joint etc only to put the strut back in and having to take it off again as its faulty.
Please tell me this guy is right and end my headache...lol