I have a 2001 Mondeo Estate LX 2.0 TD. Great car.
For the last two months however it has developed a terrible knocking/grinding noise coming from the front of the car - mainly drivers side. The sound gets worse when turning especially on a roundabout but the noise is there when driving along a straight road. I can also feel the vibration on the pedals.
It sounds like a problem with the front suspension. A mechanic has replaced the front drivers side coil spring and also both anti- roll bar link arms (both common faulty parts on Fords I am told), but to no avail. Both he and the local Ford dealership have inspected it and are unable to find the cause of the problem, even though they assure me that it is safe! They have looked at all known possibilities but have not found the cause.
Are they missing something?
Any help will be very gladly received. It is driving me mad. It is also taking the whole pleasure out of driving.