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#1 flyman

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 12:21 PM

Hi all, am new to the forum.
When i first get in the car start it up and move off, after about 10 secs there is a slight knock
after this you dont hear it again, its only when the car has stopped and turnt off and run again.
I have only had the car 3mths like an idiot the warranty has run out and its done it since i've had it.
Idont think its nothing serious just annoying. thanks.

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#2 Lenny

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 02:02 PM

Hi all, am new to the forum.
When i first get in the car start it up and move off, after about 10 secs there is a slight knock
after this you dont hear it again, its only when the car has stopped and turnt off and run again.
I have only had the car 3mths like an idiot the warranty has run out and its done it since i've had it.
Idont think its nothing serious just annoying. thanks.

Welcome to the forum,
Let me be the first to tell you the knock after 10 seconds is perfectly normal and available on every focus.
This is your ABS brakes testing themselves on start up.
My 2010 mk2.5 does this every time I start the car since the day I bought it in 2010 absolutly nothing to worry about.
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#3 flyman

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 06:07 PM

Welcome to the forum,
Let me be the first to tell you the knock after 10 seconds is perfectly normal and available on every focus.
This is your ABS brakes testing themselves on start up.
My 2010 mk2.5 does this every time I start the car since the day I bought it in 2010 absolutly nothing to worry about.
Whenever you get a momment join photobucket or a similar image hosting site, upload some pictures of your motor and link them to the forum,
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Thats brilliant thanks Lenny, i was going to take it too the garage, when i get 10mins i'll put some pics up of motor.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 06:24 PM

Thats brilliant thanks Lenny, i was going to take it too the garage, when i get 10mins i'll put some pics up of motor.

No problem mate,
Sometimes you won't hear the clunk, it depends on how quickly you start to move after starting the engine.
I reverse out of my driveway so I don't notice it as much.
But when parked some place and moving fowards after start up, then I notice it more. Part of the package though lol terrible to think that by purchasing the car we have paid for this safety check feature lol.


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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:17 PM

No problem mate,
Sometimes you won't hear the clunk, it depends on how quickly you start to move after starting the engine.
I reverse out of my driveway so I don't notice it as much.
But when parked some place and moving fowards after start up, then I notice it more. Part of the package though lol terrible to think that by purchasing the car we have paid for this safety check feature lol.

Thats right mate, apparently some focuses dont make the noise it seems to be the newer models.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:22 PM

Mine does it when I hit 12mph.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:38 PM

noise happens on both the mk2 and 2.5 and some mk1s

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