No warning -- just complete failure. A new dust cap and dust shield must be installed or damage to the wheel bearing may occur. The approximate failure mileage was 113,800. It had to be cut off in order to be replaced. I bought my car in the summer of 2002 and it has been wonderful! The failure caused a sharp point and shredded the front driver side tire. When tightening the new wheel hub nut, rotate the brake drum counterclockwise until the correct torque is achieved or damage to the wheel bearing may occur.
Torque to 173 ft-lbs 235 Nm while rotating. Found the coil spring is moving and making popping noise. Also noticed a whirling noise from the back off car but did not mention that to my mechanic. The dealer advised the contact that both front axles needed to be replaced. I contacted Ford Motor Company and they said there is nothing they have to do since the car is out of warranty.
It has never been charged, assume it is just low on freon. Very minor fixes whenever something did go wrong and awesome on gas. I love my car, have found out about of things that could go wrong later. Otherwise I am very happy with my focus. Ford reworked the system since the car came out.
The independent repair shop personnel replaced the rear spindle assembly, the left rear wheel bearings, as well as the hub and drum of the suspension. Towards the end, we had some issues that eventually ended in a big engine and transmission failure at the same time , and we'd already settled on buying a newer car. I drive mostly highway, 10 miles a day back and forth to work, so I don't understand how both rear coil springs would break. I should not have to pay for these things to be done. Replaced wheel bearings at 140,000 miles when 1st one failed. For safer or more comfortable drive, daily motor vehicle checking is recommended. Any speed above 35 mph and the rear of the car floats wiggles back and forth up to a foot.
He told me that the wheel could have broke off while driving and could have killed me, I had that repaired, along with front end brakes and replaced warped rotors. I wouldn't get an automatic as those then to fail. I have over 35 years of winter driving experience and I have never had a vehicle even the old rear wheel drive models behave so dangerously on snow and ice, even with all season tires on it. I then took my car to another place where they replaced my right side engine mount which was completely broken. And last week just had to pay for a rebuilt transmission, because would not shift properly, upon observation the transmission had metal chips in transmission fluid and needed to be replaced. The approximate failure mileage was 115,900.
Short circuit melted the plastic seat for the bulb. Have had it inspected by a professional who says all vital parts look okay. He took it for a test drive and asked if I noticed the whirling noise too. This could have easily been deadly. I was driving my 2002 Ford Focus wagon back from a camping trip and I was going about 60 mph on the freeway 2.
Every Beck Arnley Wheel Bearing, as a way to accomplish this production feat, is built within exacting criteria. I googled the problem and found a lot of complaints about these springs breaking and damaging tires or causing accidents and that there had been a recall? Then just 2 days later backed out of my driveway and broke a front right coil spring. Side rear coil spring is broken off at the bottom. Gets 28-36 mpg depending on conditions. Has been repaired by the local repair shop. The heat will blast you out of the car in the winter. Ford kept my car for 1 week and I still had the same problem.
The car rockets forward, the exhaust note deepens, and the smile on my face broadens. A year later replaced the alternator. I have called Ford and complained but to no avail. Brakes were replaced and first time it was drove there was a noise from front passenger wheel area. Lots of cheap plastic but not bad overall.
Diminished driving quality and operation, heightened gas consumption, or increased risk for hardware break down are merely some down sides of driving a vehicle with a faulty part. So far, car has been pretty good. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The pass side rear coil spring is broken at the top. I cant believe no recall on this car! I am in third gear, the exhaust is rumbling behind me, and just for giggles I shift up into fourth at 4,000 rpms and stomp the gas. Sometime turning the knob to decrease the volume actually increases the volume.
In November I had two brand new tires put on plus in may I have had a wheel alignment done. The failure mileage was 38,000. When car hit wall the airbag did not open and seatbelt did not tighten. The tires where only 5 months old and are destroyed. With a new solenoid, it works just fine. It had never been changed out. The vehicle physically felt as though there was a flat tire.