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#1 sonic113

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 01:48 AM

ok im in need of some help. my focus has lost it top class handling feeling. the sterring feels a little heavy and the car kind of drifts one way left some times and then right other times although  it not a major pull to either side it defantly has lost it good handling. It does not pull to either side when you brake the car. it just feels a bit wondery (if thats a word lol!) its bugging me so bad as when i drive it now it gets annoying.  :mellow:
 
I had 2 tyres replaced on the front one was wore on the inside (Passenger F wheel) and the other on the outside (Driver F wheel) so i though maybe alignment. so had it checked and its spot on no adjustment needed. so i put it up on the jack and stands to check suspension and cannot find anything thats obvious. now This is the first time i have had the mvpherson set up as i had the mk 4 fiesta before i upgraded to the focus so maybe i have missed something . I have checked ball joint and the track rod ends but all it nice and tight. also using a small flat bar i cannot get much movement from the bushes in the font arms so i presume all is fine there. also checked the front springs but no breaks and shocks seem ok car doesn't look low at one side or anything.
 
any ideas?  :wacko:
 
also can some (if possible with pics) show me or tell me the method to check the suspension on the focus just incase im doing things wrong but I think im almost 100% with it. Its just a bugger when its not obvious and i love the focus handling and want it back. Honestly trying to pinpoint the issue and having to use the car daily is a nightmare. so far the tyres have done 500 miles from new and no signs of wear to either one. Im just keeping an eye and maybe it will show up if there is an issue.
 
any advice or tips would be greatly welcomed. 


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#2 williamweb

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 02:18 PM

Hi,sounds like you have covered most of the bases. Where did you take your car for alignment? Also you didn't mention checking your wheel bearings . Also correct tyre pressures. I know these are obvious checks but I cant see much more you can do.



#3 mick85

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 03:25 PM

What year ur car

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 07:09 PM

Local tyre centre. Car is 2009. I have checked tyre pressures. I think there is wee bit of play in the PS track rod end but maybe more so under car when its moving.

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 07:49 PM

Needs a 4 wheel alignment the front and rear toe in needs done thats why the tyres were worn unevenly most garages dont do proper 4 wheel alignment ford did mine with toe in and out graphs showing it was spot on only then if you have the issue can you look at bent track rod ends worn ball joints etc a local tyre centre likely used the lasers which is just a front wheel alignment if the rears arent aligned then the fronts arent either do youll get dodgy handling and tyre wear

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 09:08 PM

On certain fords it has anti pull compensation maybe this could be an issue

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