Dull Click/Pop Noise when Turning from Front Suspension – 2008 Ford Focus

DULL CLICK/POP NOISE FROM FRONT SUSPENSION WHEN TURNING – BUILT ON OR BEFORE 3/28/2008
FORD: 2008 Focus

 

2008 Focus vehicles built on or before 3/28/2008 may exhibit a dull click/pop noise when turning from the front suspension system contacting the inner splash shield during certain vehicle maneuvers.

 

The most common maneuvers are:

  • Entering or exiting a driveway or parking lot approach that causes the front suspension to compress during sharp turns.
  • Driving over bumps, at slow speeds, with multiple passengers and turning sharply.

 

ACTION:

Trim the inner fender splash shields to prevent contact.

 

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Inspect inner fender splash shield for witness marks in the areas indicated. (Figures 1 and 2)
  2. Remove the inner fender splash shields.
  3. Mark the indicated area 13/32″ X 7 7/8″ (10 mm x 200 mm). (Figures 1 and 2)
  4. Trim off marked section with a sharp utility knife. Trimming by other methods may result in a rough or jagged finished edge.
  5. Install the inner fender splash shields.

Inner Fender Splash ShieldsFigure 1

 

Inner Fender Splash ShieldsFigure 2

 

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