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#1 gc88

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:54 PM

The love of my life has just broken.

Whilst turning left earlier, then front of the car clunked like it was testing the abs. I thought it was strange, rest of the journey was fine though.

Just driven it now, when I go round corners at 25mph+ there's a mechanical noise coming from the bonnet area.

It sounds like metal clanging, similar to when you do an emergency stop and the abs kicks in, or the traction control.

When I turn esp off, the fault stops. When I turn it back on the noise starts on the next corner and stops when I straihhten the wheel.

Ive just had 2 new tyres put on the back 2 days ago, could they have knocked something? Even though there were no symptoms on days 1 or 2?

Anyone had thos before or able to help?

I have 3 months until the car is 3 years old so just in warranty.

Shall I take it ford or tyre fitters first?

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#2 NorthSussex

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:05 PM

I would talk to the tyre fitters first, they may wish to make sure it has nothing to do with their work, if they give their work the OK, then get it sorted under warranty by Ford.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:20 PM

You said tyres fitted to the back , so doubt it could be them , i would get it in as soon as possible to get it checked , sounds like something has broken.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:22 PM

Wouldn't surprise me if the tyre monkeys have broken something... my dad managed to leave a well known tyre fitting place (the ones that fit them quickly, if you see what I mean) after having something done, and they hadn't tightened up the track rod ends! But you say it's the back, so take it in to Ford as it's still in warranty :)

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:35 PM

They did quickly fit the tyres...

I know its unlikely that's its them but a coincidence..

Even if a back wheel is sending signals saying its lost traction?

Im not at one with cars...

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:44 PM

My car sometimes makes a clunking noise going around fast corners when the ESP light comes on. If yours only makes a noise with the ESP activated it sounds like its related to that but I am not sure of the cause.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:48 PM

It is that noise, but even happens when going slow now too, like I'm driving on ice.

Defo sounds shagged.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:54 PM

Certaintly does not sound healthy.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:53 PM

http://www.honestjoh...dex.htm?t=84927 read this theres a well known esp fault with the focus to be brutaly honest any car ive had with esp has had the above fault hence why i chose one without

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:28 PM

With only a few post's on here reguarding ESP fault and no Error code given, i hardly see it as a Common fault. Could easily be a sensor and not the pump.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:37 AM

it is a common fault mate any dealer will tell you common enough that i knew not to get esp.
after the passat developed a fault i found out how common it is google it and you will see its not a ford only vw are just as bad .
usualy its the internal sensor in the pump meaning a new pump.
it affected cars up to a certain date i believe after this the pumps were modified mainly due to customer complaints a few posts here a lot more on other forums

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 06:18 AM

Have you checked the front springs, sounds like one has snapped

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 06:59 AM

Thanks people, to clarify a few things

1) it is a clattering type noise

2) it comes from the engine bay / front of the car area (i think)

3) it is 2 years 8 months old, 30k miles on the clock.)

4) works fine with ESP turned off

5) sounds awful (but dont think it affects the car at all) with ESP on (round corners)

6) No error lights come up and the ESP light stays off , never lights up until i turn it off manually

Also, if i take it to Ford to look at under warranty (i had this issue last time) .. They say that i have to pay £xx (75?) to hook it up to the diagnostics machine to get it checked before they can look at it and see what the fault is. Is this right / fair?Surely its not even 3 years old and is broken, they don't expect me to pay them to fix it..

Also i'll mention my aux belt starting to squeal to them as thats ment to last 100k miles + so i hear..

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 07:05 AM

Have you checked the front springs, sounds like one has snapped


Ive just had a look...they look ok - well no obvious splits. I can only see 2 bottom coils though, and that's with the wheel attached.

Surely if it was a split spring it would make the noise whether esp was on or off.

Whatver it is, I hope its covered on warranty..

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 07:18 AM

get it in asap the pumps if it was that can be 1300 quid so the diagnostic fee doesnt sound so bad does it? wont be a spring or suspension aux belts if squeeling bad usualy its stretched and needing replaced.

dont wait take it in now ive had friends with 1mnth left on the warranty take cars in the dealers take there time claim to fix it by the time they find the real cause surprise the warrantys ran out

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