Scraping noise from front suspension?!
I was driving along the road today in my 2000 SE Focus (4DR) (sent in
last payment 2 days ago) and naturally, I think I have a serious
problem. When I was leaving the parking lot of a grocery store and was
turning the wheel, it sounded odd. As if something was rubbing against
the bottom of my car. I stopped and looked under it and nothing was
there....nothing hanging down either. So I drove on home. The lane for
my house has a TINY TINY TINY little bump and when I went over it at
25MPH like I have for the past 5 years, it sounded like I bottomed
out. Now before you think I scraped over a speed bump.... this is NOT,
I repeat NOT a speed bump. It's a little bump in the road where two
different types of pavement meet. I know to slow down going over speed
bumps! To continue... there was this loud grinding/rubbing/scraping
noise. I pulled over and again, nothing looked out of place. No
hanging exhaust, no bent/twisted metal. Any ideas? If it matters or
help diagnose the problem.... 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 loose.
Thanks for any/all help!
BTW, worst case scenario.... how much $$$ are we talking to fix it?