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Bought new tire 2 months ago and a friend said WHATS that noise.
I turned off the radio and Rrrrrrr, rrrrrrrr. It sound like Mudd tire.

Went to the dealer, test drive with mechanic. Order wheel bearing for both rears..........

Did a search and nothing out there is SVT, Wheel bearings

Has anyone else had problems??

I shoud see if they are hiring people. I'm there a lot. The owner of the dealer knows me all the upper mgt, service writers, mechanics,
Dude even the Lot boys know my car


But they have been able to fix ALL the problems over the past 18 months....... not sure if I should be happy they fixed it or mad because it's broken all the time
 

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yep..... both wheel bearing were bad

It 's really making me mad that I have to get this car REPAIRED all the time, warranty or not this SUX.



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TT ford CS and the rep on the phone said wow page after page of
waranty work, this is not good
Ya, daa I have to waist my time day after day there. So they sent it back to the dealer. Now I'm waiting for a call from upper mgt and see what they can do???????
I hope Ford just covers me to 100,000 miles, if they don't want to work with me on it............... my family has bought 30 ford in the past 50 years. My Parents, Bro, Sis, their kid. My GP owned a Ford dealer in Ca, sold it in 1969 and his father sold Fords from their barn in the early 1900's So Ford will never be again if they F-me on this.
Ford will be the Otherfour letter "F" word we will never say
 

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Re: Now the rear wheel bearings Fix Or Repaired Daily

Get used to it. Sorry.


I sincerely believe that those who have been lucky so far will be visited soon enough with a plague of troubles. It is an odds thing. My best wishes go out to them.

It just happens that mine started coming on very soon after I bought the car.

Oddly, I have taken the best care of this car of any to date. This, BY FAR, is the most trouble-plagued vehicle I have ever owned (Fords included).

Most problems have been mechanically minor thus far (basically not so life-threatening), but they are issues that NO CAR should have until it hits at least 100K miles (with the exception of perhaps, YUGOs). I was in the shop with the SVTF half a dozen times for fixes before it rolled past 5K miles... and the saga continues now through 10K miles just as it had to 5K.

I get a lot fixed by a local mechanic if it is not going to be expensive. This to avoid the dealership folk. The dealership service writer will say this is the first he's heard of a problem with SVTF, and a tech (whenever standing behind him) will be mouthing the word "bullsh*t".

To put things in perspective; I bought a '93 Escort GT and it (being the performance version) was actually much more solid than the regular trims of that same year/model car.

I had expected the SVT to be tougher in daily driving than ZX3 (being that many parts should be more hardened for the higher limits), but the opposite appears to be the case.

I buy performance econoboxes to get a tougher and safer little car (responsiveness while manuevering under duress is a MAJOR safty feature, IMO). This is supposed to work out to be a good deal in the long haul if you are a conservative driver (that Escort GT sure was!).

Ford has a lot to re-engineer before this is a trustworthy ride. I don't think it will get you killed (necessarily), but if you let the developing problems go, you will have a pile on your hands in short order.

After warranty is up... then what?!!
 

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I think I have a bad rear wheel bearing now too. It makes a bad "rrrrrr" noise and it changes when I am turning. If I turn right it gets louder, if I turn left it almost goes away. I don't have to turn the car much to hear the difference. The dealer is trying to tell me that it could my tires, but I have heard a bad wheel bearing before on other cars and this sure sounds like one to me.
I like my SVT Focus for the most part, but the quality and all the problems and bugs really sucks. Maybe I should have stayed with Hondas.
 

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OK I have a question, a few times when I back out of my parking spot at home, I think I hear this noise, and sometimes I feel like the steering wheel jerks ever so slightly in my hand...but the parking lot sometimes has dirt and things on it and I'm not sure if the tires are just slipping. Other than a noise, is there anything else that signifies the bearing going out? Is it more noticeable during acceleration or breaking etc?
 

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The noise I am hearing gets louder the faster I go, a very mechcanical growling noise. It is so loud I can use my cell phone in the car when I am driving.

I sometimes hear and feel something when I back out of my carport while turning, but I think that is unrelated to my rear wheel bearing problem. Maybe it is something to do with my front springs or shocks. It is like a quiet poping sounds, feels like the spring is getting twisted or something. I don't think it is a bad CV joint, I have heard those before on other cars.

My SVTF is at the dealer right now, the tech says that it could be a wheel bearing, but he is not sure. FORD, fix or repair daily
 

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You aren't planning to defect (because of defects) too, are you?
 

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I'm not going to bail out yet, the warranty still has about 12,000 miles left. After that I am not sure, I hope that the car will be well sorted out by then. I usually give the dealer 2 or 3 things to do on it when I have it in for service. Well, at least I bought it on the Ford A plan, so I didn't lose as much money as most other people did.
 

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I actually just had a similar problem. I don't know if it is the same thing that is happening to you guys, but my rear brake rotor has been rubbing against the shield that is behind it. It makes a metal on metal clanking sound and sometimes sounds like something is about to pop, like a spring. I am not sure if it happens because the rotor is warped or if the metal shield is bent. Hopefully this won't happen with the three other rotors...
 
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