'98 Focus Suspension Noise

I got a 98 Focus 1.8 Zetec Hatch (UK version).. I get a lot of suspension noise (banging), especially when going over a hump. It sounds as if a coil
spring is resettling.
Anyone out there experience the same - is this normal?
thx
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Alula wrote:

There is a TSB on this. The spring seats were revised.
Check with a dealer to see if your car has had the modification.
HTH
Chris
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ah lets guess suddinly loads of speed bumps everywhere.... leading to suspension problems have a look to see if your spring has snapped(look right at the top)
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Hi Dave, thanks for your reply. Seems you got some knowledge of this sort of problem. Do you know what cause this, I had a look at my coil springs, but can't see anything obvious.
A lot of people said that this is normal, but I can't believe it, why did it only start about a year ago. My car is 'fish talling' a lot, is this part of the problem?? Had the car from new, and the car only done 39K so far, I never had an accident or hit anything that could cause this.
Any help will be welcome. Arno
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In the many replies to your complaints over the past few days, not one person said it's "normal". However many of us said it can be fixed. For this you need a competent professional, perhaps more competent than the ones you said looked at your car previously. Take them for a test drive and then let them put the car up on a lift and inspect it properly. This kind of problem is common on all makes and models of cars this old.
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Focus from the first years. Mostly felt/heard when going rather slowly on bumpy roads, when one wheel at the time hits the bumps. /per
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wrote:

Early Focus's had problems with front springs breaking,US models, mine did, you won't really notice a change in the way the car sits, but you will hear it when you hit bumps.
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