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Why Do You Hear Grinding Noise with Your Ford Focus?
Vehicles normally create noise, but occurrence of strange sounds is something else. If you are familiar with the noises that your Ford Focus make, anything that results from problematic car part will never escape your ears. Significantly, you\'ll be able to readily provide the needed solution, thus avoiding more serious and costly mechanical problems. Now, what does it mean when your car makes a grinding noise?
You will hear grinding noise characterized by grating or scraping sound when the clutch throw-out bearing is already defective. This is most likely to happen whenever you depress the clutch pedal. The noise also appears when it needs the free play to be adjusted. It will also make that sound when the clutch springs are already weak or worn. This particular condition requires inspection of the springs and replacement as needed. However, if further inspection reveals that the clutch housing is misaligned, realign until the problem is corrected. If it still doesn\'t get rid of the grinding noise, the clutch may already need replacement. Another reason of the grinding sound could be clutch linkage or cable binding that may be resolved with lubrication or clutch linkage adjustment. If not, replace. For a worn or warped clutch disc, replacement may also be required.
In a manual transmission system where gears grind while shifting, several problems can possibly be the cause. It can be due to as simple as too low level of transmission lubricant resulting from leaks. You may need to replace the affected gasket or oil seal, for that matter. Incorrect grade of lubricant can also be the culprit. In this regard, the transmission lubricant or oil must be drained. After which, ensure that correct transmission oil is refilled into the transmission system. In worst cases, though, the grinding noise can be a result of internal transmission damage, wherein a costly repair or replacement shall be required.
Grinding noise can also start because of a defect with the shift linkage and the rail. If the shift linkage, for instance, binds or is bent, a repair or a simple adjustment could stop the grinding. But if adjustment is done incorrectly, the noise will continue. Now, if the shift rail already binds, worn, or broken, have the particular defective shift rail part replaced.
Determine and locate noise
Listen while idling, and listen carefully while driving. This way, you\'ll be able to locate where the strange sounds come from. It is probably in the engine or belt-driven accessories if you notice that the sound continuously occurs both when idling and running. If it occurs only when your Ford Focus is moving, you need to look into the chassis, suspension, and the transmission. And if the noise occurs every time you push the brake pedal, it is most possibly the braking system that is problematic.
Some noises are hard to locate, though. You can use a hose in place of a mechanic\'s stethoscope to determine where a certain kind of noise is coming from. But for more accurate results, bring your vehicle to a well-equipped auto mechanic.