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Member Since 13 Nov 2013
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In Topic: 2004 Ford Focus Clunk When Steering....in Desperate Need Of A Diagnosis

09 March 2014 - 01:08 PM

I've got exactly the same issue, absolute nightmare! My Focus 1.6 TDCI has been an absolute pig in regards to steering, the guy I bought it from was a trusted family dealer/mechanic, car was fine for around 2-3 weeks loved driving it then the locking steering happened took it back and he couldn't work out the issue as he had done alot of refurbing on the car. Including new bushes which makes me think about the job he's done on them, Interesting! Anyway he's spent alot trade value on new parts (rack, power steering pump + new wires, 3 sets of new discs) 2-3 weeks later guess what started all over again! He took it to a Ford garage and they've said its something to do with the ball joint its quite comon so I thought I had it sorted with this new part on. My Focus has the 3 steering settings and in sport it still locks like a ***** but in Comfort its barely noticeable and now ive got wobble at 60mph+ and clunking noise when turning at low speeds? Just want it sorted! Hope this helps anyone with same issue!
(P.s my breaks also caused steering wobble upon breaking but that seems to be fixed now so something must have helped lol)

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In Topic: What Tyres For My Focus?

27 December 2013 - 10:18 AM

Okay thank you I will look online now and see what is available and look for those two recommendations! Thanks a lot!

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In Topic: Power Steering Falling Asleep??

19 November 2013 - 10:37 AM

My Focus steers completely fine until after 30mph then after that I would definitely say the steering has a big change- all it wants to do is go in a straight line and b roads it locks a lot on sweeping bends, how ever after looking up on the steering system in the car they all say it it designed to have high resistance in the centre then little after? Just sounds confusing and un necessary!

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In Topic: Power Steering Falling Asleep??

19 November 2013 - 08:08 AM

No problem, also look into the steering you have on your car I have seen some websites saying hydraulic steering systems have assists that alter when the steering is light/heavy to keep you in a straight line. Which ill admit sounds like a massive design flaw! Who doesn't want to turn!

In Topic: Power Steering Falling Asleep??

18 November 2013 - 08:38 PM

If theres now three different options to your steering that weren't there before there's definitely been something updated. Do you have hydraulic steering?