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#1 shaunyboy

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 09:23 PM

Hi I'm new to this forum and just looking to see if anyone else has had a similar issue.

 

I own a (2000) Ford Focus and only recently I have started hearing a clunking/knocking sound from under the car... after checking everything I could, I have now found that the sound comes when I turn the steering wheel from side to side... Particularly when going at a slow speed or turning round a corner.

 

Can anyone advise? I fancied trying to find out the answer before I handed the car into the garage!

 

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#2 jg321

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 10:26 AM

Last time I had this on a Polo it was a snapped front spring.



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Posted 15 June 2013 - 01:46 PM

It will either be droplinks or ball joints however on the mk1 it coukd be the steering rack has gone its quite common

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 10:00 PM

It will either be droplinks or ball joints however on the mk1 it coukd be the steering rack has gone its quite common

Is the steering rack a costly job?

 

Is there anything I can do to identify this before handing over to the garage?

 

Thanks all.



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 06:15 AM

you wont see much change from £500-£700 depending on rates either way its suspension or steering related so needs diagnosed by a mechanic if youre lucky its just a worn ball joint



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 10:44 AM

I had a similar issue on my old Fiesta. I took it to the garage and I'd completely snapped the front right spring. But after they replaced it I still got a slight clunking sound.



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