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Old 09-21-2012, 18:00   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2002 Focus ZTS, 70,000 miles any idea what would cause the front tires to chirp when going around a corner or making a turn, it does do it going straight but not as much as turning or cornering. It sounds like something is loosing traction or slipping then the tires grab and you get a chirp out of them.
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Old 09-21-2012, 20:19   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 2002 Focus ZTS Front Tire Chirp

Are the CV joints in good shape? How about the tire wear?
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Re: 2002 Focus ZTS Front Tire Chirp

I bought the car about a month ago put 4 new tires on and the CV joints look good the boots are in good shape and i don't see any leaking from around them. Also had to replace the rear shocks, and passenger side control arm.
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Re: 2002 Focus ZTS Front Tire Chirp

How did the old tires look? Edge wear etc.? I'd have the alignment checked if you haven't already. Don't want to start a wear on the new tires.
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Re: 2002 Focus ZTS Front Tire Chirp

The old front tires were completely gone no tread left, the rear tires were chopped bad due to the rear shocks being bad, had an alignment done when the control arm was replaced. I have no idea what could be causing this problem all iknow it is really annoying. You stop at a stop sigh to turn right or left turn the wheel step on the gas car starts oving then you hear a chirp from the front tires then another one and maybe a third before you make the turn.
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Re: 2002 Focus ZTS Front Tire Chirp

Ask the alignment shop about that, They may have an idea. It's hard to tell without hearing it on the car.
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