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Reversing noise focus mk2 EU fwd 1.6 tdci


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Fuscus
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May 25, 2022, 4:16 PM

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  post locked   Reversing noise focus mk2 EU fwd 1.6 tdci  

I made some repairs on the front end last year and I got this clunk when I was done. I checked every bolt, wiggled everything with a crowbar. Somebody suggested changing the steering rack after he went for the gearbox and flywheel on his same model car but I wiggled the tie rods and couldn't find such massive play. Yesterday when I was under it changing one of the tie rods I didn't even have to hold the rack to tighten the tie rod, it didn't have any kind of play. Right now I'm concerned about the ball joints I replaced being smaller 18mm vs 21mm but I think I would've noticed such misfitment when I installed them. The brake pads, discs, and caliper brackets I already eliminated. The CV joints I don't know, they didn't pop out or anything weird while they were not connected. The arms bushings are not the greatest but why don't they sound everytime then? This happens when I start reversing. If I stop and continue it's not there anymore. I literally don't know. Last year when it was fresh it was clunking when I was going forward too, from reversing.
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Hammer Time
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May 25, 2022, 4:47 PM

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  post locked   Re: Reversing noise focus mk2 EU fwd 1.6 tdci  

Can you get this noise without the car moving, just shifting back and forth from forward to reverse?

Did you get the axle nut tightened down to around 275 ftlbs?



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Fuscus
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May 25, 2022, 5:54 PM

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I'd have to use another car to yank it with a rope, if it goes slow, either method, it's not clunking. It happens when I'm reversing on a downhill slope or I clutch it harder.
The axle nuts I tightened at the recommended torque. They're bolts actually and they went for 45Nm and 90 degrees.

Edit: Sorry I misunderstood your suggestion. No, by shifting the gear lever it doesn't do anything.


(This post was edited by Fuscus on May 25, 2022, 5:57 PM)


Hammer Time
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May 25, 2022, 5:57 PM

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No, if you made front end repairs you probably removed the axle nut. That requires 275 ftlbs.
If it's not tight the spline will make a snapping noise.


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Edit: Sorry I misunderstood your suggestion. No, by shifting the gear lever it doesn't do anything.


I was assuming this was an automatic trans. If it's a stick you have to get creative to put pressure on it.



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(This post was edited by Hammer Time on May 25, 2022, 5:59 PM)


Fuscus
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May 25, 2022, 6:01 PM

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The axle nut is a bolt on this EU variant. I pulled on the driveshafts they're in there good.


(This post was edited by Fuscus on May 25, 2022, 6:03 PM)


Hammer Time
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May 25, 2022, 6:04 PM

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OK, we don't have this car in the US so we won't be able to help you.



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Fuscus
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May 25, 2022, 6:08 PM

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OK, we don't have this car in the US so we won't be able to help you.

Alright, I asked around on a UK forum but nobody knows.


Hammer Time
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May 25, 2022, 6:10 PM

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Yeah, it won't much matter. You won't listen anyway.



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