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Jasonrenn

Rattling From The Rear! / First Mods?

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Hi Everyone,

I wonder if anyone has had this same problem and could shed any light on it!?

I bought a 2005 Focus 2.0 tdci 6spd Titanium at the weekend and discovered a horrible rattling noise coming from the offside rear wheel area whenever I go over any uneven surface. Thing is, the noise stops when I brake so I put the handbrake on 2 clicks and can drive with no noise at all. Obviously this is not ideal as a fix, so was wondering if anyone had any idea at all of what it could be? I have looked around the area that its coming from and cannot see anything that is loose or has play.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Also... I am looking to start modding the new Focii once I've built some funds back up from the purchase. What are the best things to start with on a pre-F/L model? I am planning to get a bluefin or remap (not decided yet) and probably a DPF delete, although had a new filter at 80K but has now done 105K; should I still remove to save future hassle?

What you guys reckon?

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Sounds like rear drop links cheap fix just got 2 from ebay for £8.49 inc p and p.Easy to fit. Look under the back of car and you will see cigar shaped bushes (vertical ) attatched to roll bar .

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OK Cool, thanks... I'll have a look :)

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Removing the DPF is a good idea and immediately gives power gain as the car can breathe easily, and thats before a remap.

Other mods would be to do an EGR blank to give a bit more oomph, and upgrade the air filter to let the car breathe more easily.

Also get yourself a terraclean service, those are the dogs cahoonas cleans the crud from the engine and gives it a fresh breathe of life...

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did you ever solve the rattling problem ? i have the same rear offside rattle but if i put the hand brake on one click no noise

thankyou

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a video of the noise from mine sorry sound quality may be rubbish but its good enough to hear knocking

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Hi, sorry I haven't had time to look at mine yet as its not my everyday car at the moment but if I do find out for definite ill let you know mate

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Hi Everyone,

I wonder if anyone has had this same problem and could shed any light on it!?

I bought a 2005 Focus 2.0 tdci 6spd Titanium at the weekend and discovered a horrible rattling noise coming from the offside rear wheel area whenever I go over any uneven surface. Thing is, the noise stops when I brake so I put the handbrake on 2 clicks and can drive with no noise at all. Obviously this is not ideal as a fix, so was wondering if anyone had any idea at all of what it could be? I have looked around the area that its coming from and cannot see anything that is loose or has play.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Also... I am looking to start modding the new Focii once I've built some funds back up from the purchase. What are the best things to start with on a pre-F/L model? I am planning to get a bluefin or remap (not decided yet) and probably a DPF delete, although had a new filter at 80K but has now done 105K; should I still remove to save future hassle?

What you guys reckon?

I've got the same rattle, o/s rear,deisel estate. A notch or two on the handbrake stops it, I can't trace it either.Roll bar bushes 'seem ok', sleeve on top of coil spring looks slightly frayed, but roll bar favourite.

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on this subject, I suspect mine needs the rear anti roll links.

its a mk2 but the links look like the ones from a mk1! mk1 are straight but the mk2 look like an 'L' shape? :wacko: am I totally wrong here?

cheers

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Rattle from the rear is most likely the brake pads, mine did if when I first got it,,, cheap pads, didn't fit tight enough,,,, took a while to find what it was, but eventually got there,,,, changed them and its been great ever since.

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if anyone else has this problem I'd give these a try

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330807450506?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

sorted my problem for £5!! so worth a try even if it doesn't work

and one last thing to add. I know it was a rattle, and its very annoying - but until its actually gone you don't realise how annoying it was!!!!!! :)

Tom

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