car feels loose in rear end when driving over bumps

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Asked by Mar 31, 2013 at 09:08 PM about the 2004 Ford Focus ZX3

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When driving on road car feels loose
in rear end,whole body rolls. it feels
like the rear end is going to wash out.

9 Answers

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Check the rear suspension componets. Sway bar end links shocks control arms bushings ect.

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Tire pressure good?

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Tire pressure is good.I had a guy check the rear end and he said everything looked but car still feels real loose.

25,475

Perhaps you should get a second opinion

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Your right, thank you

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No, front wheel drive

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Judge its a focus

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...okay, it's front wheel drive, that means either the back has twin- wishbones (expensive) or a single beam (cheap) and has disc brakes (expensive) or drum brakes (cheap)....knowing the econo-fords it has all the cheap...so gonna have to say spring shackles or torsion mounts are compromised on the rear end, one side or both~

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Thank you all for your help, still learning all this maintenance. God bless

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