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#1 jimmygixer

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:50 AM

My 03 focus has started to make a light clunk/ knock ( sometimes 2 knocks quickly 1 after the other ) when i come off and on the power and sometimes when i turn, although it has a slight delay so i don't think its gearbox related.
It has new control arms on the front recently fitted so cant be that.
Anyone any ideas?

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#2 Maddogpro

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:21 AM

Top or bottom ball joints worn maybe imagine under acce;eration they are push hard when easing off they are released and clunk its a rwo minute job too get them checked if one lets go your in do do ive had it on a large rover its not fun when the bottom snaps and all ov a suddrn the wheel folds under the car i may be wrong but check them anyway

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:37 AM

Top or bottom ball joints worn maybe imagine under acce;eration they are push hard when easing off they are released and clunk its a rwo minute job too get them checked if one lets go your in do do ive had it on a large rover its not fun when the bottom snaps and all ov a suddrn the wheel folds under the car i may be wrong but check them anyway


The lower ball joints are new with the recent control arms, but i will check the top ones.
Is there anything much on the rear suspension which can wear?

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:48 AM

rear upper bushes are worth checking and all of the rear control arms

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:19 PM

Check the lower rear engine/ gearbox mount

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:59 AM

I will give these all a look at.
The clutch was done not that long ago, so i will check the gearbox mount especially.
Thanks all.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:49 PM

Check the lower rear engine/ gearbox mount


Only got round to checking the car today, and you were right FOCA. It just needed the gearbox mount bolt tightening up a bit. I wouldn't have thought of that.
Cheers mate.

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