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Ford Focus, Ford, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
Dec 04, 2010 (11:24 am)
have an 01 focus with 85k miles.
had all kinds of vibration issues at speed and brake pulse issues.
went to a mechanic and he rebalanced the front 2 tires. vibration reduced but can still feel vibrations at the pants so asked him to balance the 2 rears as well. (even though the mechanic said it was unlikely to cause that). After rebalancing the vibrations are pretty much gone and brake pulse miraculously improved!
i think what it is is that the focus has a pretty tight steering system (little wiggle room), and very wide tires for the car. So any imperfection on the wheel can be easily felt. find a trustworthy mechanic and try rebalance the tires.
#11 of 14 Re: High Speed Shimmy [fuzzy46]
Apr 14, 2011 (10:00 am)
Did you find a solution to the shimmy while turning right at higher speeds? My daughter's Focus ZX5 does the same thing, and my mechanic can't find a problem.
#12 of 14 Re: High Speed Shimmy [srl3]
Apr 21, 2011 (9:21 am)
My daughter had one motor mount changed and she thought it made some improvement. I bought a new set of tires at WalMart, had them balanced, and that made the biggest improvement, she said (I haven't driven it). Although its apparenlty a lot better, it still isn't completely "right".
Let me know if you find the/an answer.
#13 of 14 Passenger Door Rattle
Oct 27, 2011 (10:55 am)
Something in/around my passenger door constantly rattles if my rpm is sittin tight at around 3rpm.. But when i shift up and it goes back down to w/e. 2rpm the rattle in the door stops.. Was wondering if anyone else had this happen..Also, would warranty cover such things? Dont think so myself. Thank-You!!
#14 of 14 Vibration gone
Nov 25, 2011 (3:43 pm)
Replaced the top right engine mount on my daughter's 2001 Focus ZX3. All vibration is now gone. Would not have thought one engine mount could make such a difference!