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Brian Azzopardi

Ford Focus MK1 1.4L 1999 'Metal Scraping' Noise When Driving

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Hi! 🙂 

This is my first post here. I have a Focus MK1 1.4L (1999) which has around 140k km, and some months ago (almost one year now) I started noticing a noise coming from the front side of the car/engine. The noise is similar to like two spinning metal plates making contact or scraping metal plates... Sometimes it is more apparent. It happens mostly when the engine speed is around 2000 RPM or higher, even at very low speeds (sometimes even as I start driving). 

I have included a link to a recording below. The noise I'm mentioning is very clear at 00:33. 00:41, 00:48, 01:12, 01:18 - 01:30, 02:03 - 02:20. I've been trying to find out what's causing this for months as it drives well so I thought I might fix it myself when I have time rather than taking it to a garage.

Any help on what could be the problem would be greatly appreciated! Thanks 🙂

Recording: https://soundcloud.com/brian-azzopardi-488737…/focusscraping

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That sounds more like a vibration to me, I would check if anything is loose the engine bay.

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10 hours ago, Florin M said:

That sounds more like a vibration to me, I would check if anything is loose the engine bay.

Hi Florin M,

That's what I thought too, but could find nothing out of place of anything that could cause such vibration. I will check again though. Thanks 🙂

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