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#31 Lenny

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 10:32 PM

Hi all - my Focus does this too. It could be coincidence but whilst on my private property i forgot to put my seatbelt on. When the clunk happened, it set off the red light/beep to say seatbelt not on. Could be coincidence or could be a check to see if seatbelt is on (tho this doesnt explain why it happens on some and not others!). Pete


Its on all focus cars mate, it's the abs brake's checking them selves if you start the car and wait a second then drive off you wont feel the clunk, happens on every focus every time.;)

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 11:07 PM

Interesting - thx for reply however, you can wait ages in mine but clunk will still happen at approx 12 mph even if waited ages. Pete

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 11:11 PM

Interesting - thx for reply however, you can wait ages in mine but clunk will still happen at approx 12 mph even if waited ages. Pete



mine happens when im parked and start the engine, or if im reversing from the drive way i can feel and hear it, most speed id be reversing from the drive would be 5mph tops :)
unless one of the neighbours kids are standing in the way looking at me :P then the speed would be greater

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 04:01 PM

Mine has the same clunk 1.8 2009 focus.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 03:04 AM

iv got a 1.8 zetec S and have only herd this 'clunk' twice, and once herd a 'boing' lol but from reading this thread am hoping all is well!!

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 08:16 AM

B5.5 VW Passats also suffer with this, but at around 9mph (probably other variants as well).

It may well be that all cars do this, but what people define as a clunk will differ enormously. I have very sensitive hearing and can spot unusual noises even when others cannot hear them.

It is interesting that Ford are looking to do a recall, or more likely a field servIce so they don't have to deal with the negative press and cost of getting details of all current owners (from the DVLA) and then organising the letters being created, sent and posted.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 08:50 PM

My 05 doesn't clunk,disks all round, it also as abs, i would take a look at the rear engine mount

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:24 AM

Hello,

I've recently bought a 2008 C-Max 1.8tdci and have also noticed this 'clunk'.

@belknap, did you ever get a letter from Ford confirming whether this was in fact a 'normal' sound.

I've never come across anything like this on any previous cars that I have owned (this is my first Ford) and I'm not totally convinced that it's normal.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:07 AM

Happen's on mine every time i pull away , i'm not worried by it , now if it did not clunk i might be worried lol

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:36 AM

@Preee

Good point, I'll start to worry when I can't hear it anymore!

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:39 PM

clunk noise here too!

1.6tdci mk 2.5

I get a clunk when pulling away , normally when changing from 1st to 2nd and at lower speeds when changing gear, the problem with me is that it happens more than once while driving but its only noticeable really when pulling away.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 01:52 PM

same noise here on the first touch of the brakes ive been told by a mechanic that since the disks get surface rust when you touch the brakes and they scrape that rust off the abs will do a check all i can say is every ford ive driven with abs does it

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:25 AM

I've got the noise on my mk2.5 1.6 petrol. Have to say it never really bothered me as its not that loud and doesn't feel like its not supposed to be there.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:00 PM

58 reg 1.6 TDCi Focus here - makes the clunking noise every time I start and pull off, and always has done!

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:48 PM

Same here!

Brought my Focus (1.6 TDCI) week and half ago, notcied this noise about 4 days ago, its a clonk/spring noise coming from what sounds like the middle of the rear of the car, this is again at about 12mph regardless what gear i am in.

As i am covered with dealer warranty i am taking it back for someone to look at to me on the safe side...

I see this post is a little old, has anyone been able to find a definative answer to this clonking noise? it just do not sound right.... and if i can i do not really want to look like a numpty in front of the dealer!!!!

Cheers Ryan

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