I've noticed a couple of noises my 2002 Focus SE Wagon has started making
lately and I was wondering if anyone would be able to point me in a
direction as to what is causing them.
The first noise seems to occur when I turn the wheel all the way to the
right or left. After a crank the wheel all the way and then let go of the
wheel again to let it turn back I hear a distinct "thunking" sound coming
from the front suspension. It doesn't sound like something terribly
positive but, as I said, it only happens in this one particular instance.
The second noise seems to be coming from the brakes. I understand there are
some wear issues with Focus brakes. When I purchased my Focus it had
approximately 48,000 KMs and now has approximately 73,000 KMs. At the time
of purchase I had the brakes pads replaced at the dealership I purchased it
from (not a Ford dealership). The noise I am hearing is not the traditional
"whining" of worn pads but instead is "clunking" or "crunching" sound coming
from the brakes when I am in driving situations where I have to work the
brakes a lot like in stop and go traffic. This noise is transient though
and is not always present so if it is a problem I assume it is because the
problem is just starting to crop up.
Anyway, if anyone has experienced these noises in their Focus and knows
possibly what they might be I would love to hear from you.
Thanks all. Have a great day!