> ...there was this loud grinding/rubbing/scraping noise...for the past
> few weeks/months.... I've noticed this weird "knocking" type noise
> coming from the front right wheel area. As if the shock is coming
I haven't had this happen with a Focus, but with my last car (1990
Sable), the splashguard inside the front right wheel well had come loose
from a few of its mounting screws and started making a knocking, then
later a nn awful lot of scraping noise while driving (particularly
during bumps or tight turns), as it would hit the wheel, axle, or tire.
Might be worth pulling the tire and taking a look around the wheel
well. In my case, the car was quite old, so rather than try and
re-attach the guard, we took it out.
Scott Thomas, email@example.com