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#520917 Strange Noise When Cornering

Posted by greysquirrel on 09 September 2015 - 08:55 PM

Tyre pressures are fine. The ESP light on the dash isn't flashing, I know what it looks like as the one in my Transit spends a lot of time flashing when it is being driven briskly! Also I never hear it working in the Transit, just feel it. Front brakes on the Focus are under 12 months old, and tyres have around 4k on them.


Im not that worried, everything seems to be working fine, it just sounds a bit odd.

#520259 Strange Noise When Cornering

Posted by greysquirrel on 07 September 2015 - 07:34 PM


#518690 Strange Noise When Cornering

Posted by greysquirrel on 02 September 2015 - 09:09 PM

I have a 2008 Focus 1.6 Zetec 100. Recently it has started to make an odd clicking noise when cornering at speed. It is not a CV joint.


It sounds electronic and regular, almost like a relay switching. The sound appears to be coming from behind the dashboard towards the left of the car.


The sound only occurs when cornering right at speed - not fast, but enough to load the suspension, like a long sweeping right hander. It sounds a bit like the brake self test noise you hear at 12mph.


I think it may be related to the stability control but it seems to have no adverse effect on it.


Can anyone throw any light on it?

#510447 Most Likely Damage To Sustain If Hit Speed Bump Too Fast?

Posted by greysquirrel on 08 August 2015 - 09:12 PM

36 front 26 rear, it tells you the pressures on a sticker on the passenger side B pillar.

I run about 35 all round on my Focus, too high a pressure can reduce grip, increase wear accross the middle of the tyre, and cause problems if you hit a bump or speed hump too fast, as there is no give in the tyre with that pressure. Ooops.... wait a minute......