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  1. Right I've had the front wheel off and had a good look at everything. Jacked up lower arm and gave everything a shake. No play or noises from anything apart from in out movement on drive shaft. Car back on ground and noise is back again. I'm now thinking it could be play the suspension strut mount. This would maybe be why it doesn't do it when its hanging as it need the full weight of the car on it. Thoughts? Thnaks
  2. Thanks for the reply I've looked over all that when doing the lower arms, all looked ok. I was thinking outer CV joint or wheel bearing. The thing I don't get is normally to check a bearing the car is raised off the ground yet it won't do it when off the ground. And I didn't think CV joint would cause wheel movement? There is definitely a noise and I think slight movement if I push and pull on the top of the wheel when on the ground.
  3. To keep it short I had a knocking sound at the front. Found when pushing the front wheel at 12 o clock position there was a knock and slight movement. Found ball joint rubber split and bushes worn out so replaced lower arms. Lower arms done i still have a knock, and still knock when pushing the wheel at 12 o clock. Checking it over i have noticed there is in & out movement on the drive shaft. The knock is only there while the car is on the ground if i jack it up it doesn't do it. Any ideas? Thanks
  4. Ok thanks,that's what my Haynes manual says It was just there is a tutorial video on youtube where they say 120Nm rear & 115Nm Front and another that says 100Nm rear & 150Nm front. Seems to vary alot depending where you look
  5. Does anyone know the correct torque figures for the control arm bolts? So far I've found 3 different sets of figures. All are similar for the rear bolts but very different for the front bolt. Thanks
  6. Just an update Ordered the lower arms from the Volvo parts store. Turned up today, they have Volvo stickers on but FoMoCo stamped into the arms and bushes 🙂
  7. Looks like the Same price for both. Was looking here https://www.volvopartshop.com/front-lower-control-arm-left---31277463-with-21mm-ball-joint-10309-p.asp
  8. I just feel like I'm missing something as I don't see why Volvo sell the same part for £60 less. Is the quality the same? as I've heard that some of the OEM stuff isn't up to OE standard.
  9. This is what I was thinking. I've had a look today and now know they are 21mm So you think genuine Volvo parts would be the same as the Ford parts even though they're nearly half the price? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272377253530 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222807526598
  10. Was looking into changing the front lower arms on my Mk2 Focus. Heard bad things about some of the cheaper parts so was looking at genuine. Is anyone aware of a difference between the Ford Parts and Volvo parts as looking on line a genuine Ford lower arm is £150 but a Volvo one is £90 Has anyone else fitted Volvo arms before? Thanks
  11. Ok Thanks for the reply. I just don't understand why there is 3 different part numbers at different prices 😞
  12. As Titled which bushes do i need for the rear anti roll bar on a 57 plate focus 1.8 Duratec HE as there 3 part numbers given yet they all look the same? Looking at Ford Parts 1337964, 1337965 or 1345913 Thanks