RESbury replied to RESbury's topic in General Ford Related DiscussionsNo, they clunk at about 10 and 2 on each side when turning in either direction. My dad has been doing some research and someone mentioned it could be the Anti-roll bar links?!?!?!
RESbury posted a topic in General Ford Related DiscussionsHi there I'd be grateful if anyone can offer me some advice. Posting on this forum will be my last resort before phoning as many FORD dealers as i can to get their advice. I've seen that there have been a few discussions previously with a similar topic but wanted to see if anyone can relate! My 2004 Automatic FF started 'clunking' when steering over Christmas, The only way to describe it is a knock/clunk when turning or steering at 9 and 3 on the wheel ( if that makes sense). I took it to a family friend mechanic who was a bit baffled by it, but thought it was the steering rack. He replaced this, found that it made no difference, so resold the one he bought and then replaced the steering arms. He said to drive it for a week or so and see if it made a difference. It didn't. I then got a second and third opinion by going to another father/son mechanic team. They were adament it was the steering rack, replaced it with a reconditioned one and the car was perfect for about 2 weeks. No knocking when turning or resistance from the wheel. Suddenly the wheel started knocking again (great) but this time at 10 and 2, so in different places. I took it to a third mechanic. He couldn't work it out either..... He said that what confused him was the the wheel only clunked and resisted when the engine was on,. He said he understood why the previous mechanics thought it would be the steering rack, but he didnt think it was. Back to square one with a clunky car. Annoyed and frustrated!!! I've seen on forums that people think it could be the CV joints etc. My issue here is that a ford focus is made for its simplicity and reliability... how has this problem now confused 4 mechanics.......... If anyone has had a similar problem, or can easily diagnose the cause of the clunks i would be REALLY grateful for some advice, getting extremely fed up. Many thanks, RESbury firstname.lastname@example.org