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    Default 2005 Focus front axel problems?

    Has anyone had front axel problems? My ZX5 is only 4 mo. old and has had the right front replaced - still makes noise - going back to dealer Monday - sure would appreciate some feedback before then!!

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    Default Re: 2005 Focus front axel problems?

    i have a 05 zx3,i have not had problems.maybe just ur zx5.i have race it about 12 time.YES go back 2 the dealer one time if it still make noise, tell i want a new car. r u put money in the zx5

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    Default Re: 2005 Focus front axel problems?

    i have a 05 zx3,i have not had problems.maybe just ur zx5.i have race it about 12 time.YES go back 2 the dealer one time if it still make noise, tell i want a new car. r u put money in the zx5
    I couldn't really make out the last 1/2 of that response. The lemon law sates that the same problem must come up 4 times to qualify. I just got my ST 2 weeks ago and read the lemon law form you have to sign.

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    Default Re: 2005 Focus front axel problems?

    If you have a bearing type noise on the center/right, it could also be the intermediate shaft carrier bearing. At one point it was a semi-common failure, but it has been years since then. An entire new right side axle and intermediate shaft assembly should solve the problem... and the part only costs Ford around $120.

    ..if that is the problem.

    Either way, the 2005 Focus front axles are the same as all 03 and 04 Duratec equipped Foci, so I don't feel this is a line problem so much as just a single vehicle.

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    Default Re: 2005 Focus front axel problems?

    What kind of noise does it make?

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    Default Re: 2005 Focus front axel problems?

    I'm assuming it's some other than the very noisy GY Eagle tires.

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    Default Re: 2005 Focus front axel problems?

    a couple of other durateckers had this problem if i remember correctly.

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    Default Re: 2005 Focus front axel problems?

    maybe ur right and Duratec's do RULE

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    Default Re: 2005 Focus front axel problems?

    That's it in a nutshell - ironic aside: the first rental they put me in was a bottom-of-the-line Focus zx3 - It's now in the shop 'cause it had the exact same noise mine has!! Well, we'll see what happens after Monday - I've printed out the Hawaii Lemon Law and the advise I've found on this site - sure hope it doesn't come to that, though - I really LOVE my banana boat!! Mahalo Nui for the input!

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    Default Re: 2005 Focus front axel problems?

    I'm assuming it's some other than the very noisy GY Eagle tires.
    they arent noisy
    they do seem to be made of plastic though

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    Default Re: 2005 Focus front axel problems?

    Are you sure it's not the noise almost every mtx-75 focus has? The gear noise a low rpms.


 

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