Question about 2000 Ford Focus
I have a 2000 Ford Focus, when accelerating between 50 and 70 mph I get a lot of vibration from the front end but not much through the steering whell but you can feel it through the pedals mostly. I don't think it is balancing or shocks as it seems to go away post 70mp???
I have a ford focus 2008 and have the same problem the vibration/jumpy feeling is ALWAYS there its on the steering wheel, the floor , seat and the gas pedal.
what i have done
bough 2 sets of new tires (winter and summer)
replace an axle bearing
brought it the speedy auto service:
they checked the mounts, heat shield etc..EVERYTHING that could make my car shake and/or vibrate and everything is perfectly fine "like new" like the mechanic said so .. i really want to figure out what the problem is its driving me insane i wish i could afford another car but unfortunately i cant i had my focus for a year this month and the vibration seems to get worst worst as the months go by ..
Posted on Jun 12, 2013
Had exactly same problem except on overrun at any speed the vibration stopped. It was the driver side drive shaft. the only evidence was about 1mm of side movement in the joint. No other tale tale signs eg knocking on turning. If you change it yourself I paid £97 and changed it in an hour.
Posted on Apr 25, 2010
Could be alot of things from tyres to warped break disks to alignment to balancing. If you half press the breakes when you are going 70 and you can feel major vibes thru the stearing wheel, its disks. The rest is easy - take it to alighnment center, they dfo tires and balancing too. Make sure wheels are properly inflated too
Posted on Aug 17, 2008
Hi.. If you allready bance your tires and did not fix the problem you should check the tie rod ends for wear and if they move to much you should replce them and have it alingned by a recognized shop ,( hope this will help....)
Posted on Aug 15, 2008
It is a bad halfshaft, I think.
Posted on Aug 13, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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