Why does my Ford Focus rattle?

The most common reasons a Ford Focus has a rattling noise are the ball joints, struts or strut mount, or a problem with the sway bar links.

How much are struts for a Ford Focus?

between $492 and $554
The average cost for a Ford Focus suspension shock or strut replacement is between $492 and $554. Labor costs are estimated between $204 and $258 while parts are priced between $288 and $297. This range does not include taxes and fees, and does not factor in your specific model year or unique location.

How do I know if my front end suspension is bad?

Signs of a Worn Suspension

  1. Clunking Noises When Hitting a Bump.
  2. Bumpy Ride.
  3. Hovering Front End.
  4. Irregular Tire Wear.
  5. Noticeable Vibrations While Driving.
  6. Erratic Braking.
  7. Fluid Leakage.
  8. Irregular Tire Wear.

Why does my car rattle when I go over a bump?

Rattling noises that appear when you’re driving over bumps, or on uneven surfaces, are often down to the suspension. These rattles can disappear once you speed up a bit or when the going gets smoother. The culprits may be the drop links (e.g. if they’ve snapped), worn bushes or corroded shock absorbers.

Why is my Ford Focus so loud?

Worn Seals or Gaskets: The exhaust system has quite a few seals and gaskets and if they are failing it can cause the engine to run louder, and sputter at times. Over time, gaskets and seals will wear down and eventually have to be replaced.

Why do I feel every bump in the road when I drive?

Feeling every bump If you start to feel every bump on the road, it’s a clear sign that there is a problem with your shock absorbers or struts, that needs to be checked. An easy check is the bounce test. Simply push your entire weight down on your car’s bonnet. Release and count the number of times the car bounces.

What is clunking sound in front end?

If you hear a clunk when the suspension works over bumps, you may have excessive clearance in a joint due to wear. It might be as simple as a loose nut on the strut, or something more subtle such as a shrunken, dried-out rubber bushing.

How much does it cost to replace front struts on Ford Focus?

The Best in Auto Repair The average cost for a Ford Focus suspension shock or strut assembly replacement is between $487 and $539. Labor costs are estimated between $198 and $250 while parts are priced at $289.

What does bad struts sound like?

Bad strut sounds are usually described as a hollow clunking or banging type of sound. You’ll typically hear the noise when the vehicle is traveling over irregularities in the road. Most front strut assemblies also have a bearing at the top.

What happens when a front strut fails?

There are several moving parts either on, or attached to the front strut and as it’s subjected to a relatively hard life, failures do occur. The bearings in the top mount can wear – leading to notchy steering, unusual noises, and wayward handling.

When should I replace my front struts and bushes?

So if your car is getting on a bit consider refreshing the front struts, with new dampers and/or coils. Bushes should also be replaced whenever deterioration is identified, and always when they have failed. As long as you have a decent tool kit, then replacing front struts isn’t an expensive undertaking.

How do you take apart a strut?

If you need to take the strut apart then you will need a spring compressor. These either come in the hand-held variety, which you hook over the spring and ‘wind in’ to compress the spring, or as a stand alone unit which the whole strut fits into. Whichever you opt for take care, as there is a LOT of potential energy stored in a compressed coil!