shifting/ waving body motion

10

Asked by Sep 18, 2013 at 09:59 AM about the 2002 Ford Focus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2002 ford focus. when going over bumps and going left on the highway/ on-off
ramps the car does a waving/shifting motion. i cant for the life of me to figure out what the
problem is. I changed the bold under the car for the sway bar and its still doing it.

5 Answers

Sounds like bad tires or u need a alinement

Also check the steering box

10

ok thank you. they are fairly new tires, the guy had just put them on when he parked the car in February. i got the car about a month and half ago.

24,565

There are a number of things to check that hasn't been mentioned here: Control arm bushings and Ball Joints are the leading cause of wandering. Also, loose tie rods (inner and/or outer), shocks/struts, mis-matched tires etc. Many local shops will do a chassis evaluation for around $20. They'll hoist it, give a wiggle, shake and a couple of pokes with a pry bar and tell you exactly what they find.

10

Well I think I found the problem. Went to do an alignment and noticed the rear passenger tire was moving side to side. So looked it up and its the control rod!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Focus

Looking for a Used Focus in your area?

CarGurus has 57,258 nationwide Focus listings starting at $795.

ZIP:

Search Ford Focus Questions

Ford Focus Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,340
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,100
#3 Su'ad Barakat
Su'ad Barakat
Reputation 920
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
811 Great Deals out of 88,099 listings starting at $1,299
Used Ford Fiesta
153 Great Deals out of 17,703 listings starting at $2,745
Used Ford Mustang
543 Great Deals out of 45,845 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Corolla
860 Great Deals out of 70,584 listings starting at $1,874
Used Ford Escape
1,438 Great Deals out of 90,835 listings starting at $900
Used Hyundai Elantra
652 Great Deals out of 43,504 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord
946 Great Deals out of 77,735 listings starting at $899
Used Toyota Camry
1,104 Great Deals out of 90,757 listings starting at $1,599
Used Nissan Altima
1,156 Great Deals out of 79,666 listings starting at $500
Used Volkswagen GTI
99 Great Deals out of 7,258 listings starting at $2,400
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,062 Great Deals out of 77,909 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Focus For Sale
26,648 listings starting at $9,210
2016 Ford Focus For Sale
152 Great Deals out of 7,016 listings starting at $8,550
2015 Ford Focus For Sale
93 Great Deals out of 4,866 listings starting at $6,388
2014 Ford Focus For Sale
160 Great Deals out of 6,784 listings starting at $4,999
2013 Ford Focus For Sale
67 Great Deals out of 2,816 listings starting at $4,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.