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Ford Focus Service Manual: Ride Height Measurement

Front Ride Height Measurement




Item Description
1 Ride height = 2 - 3
2 Measurement 2
3 Measurement 3


NOTE:

Make sure that the vehicle is positioned on a flat, level surface and the tires are inflated to the correct pressure. Vehicle should have a full tank of fuel.

  1. Position the surface gauge on the same flat, level surface, adjust the gauge arm until the scriber point is located in the center of the lower arm forward bolt.
    • Lock the surface gauge in this position.

  1. With the surface gauge positioned on a flat, level surface, record the measurement of the surface gauge position (measurement 2).

  1. Position a suitable surface gauge (such as Starrett 57D Surface Gauge), on a flat, level surface and adjust the gauge arm until the scriber point is located in the center of the ball joint bolt.
    • Lock the surface gauge in this position.

  1. With the surface gauge positioned on a flat, level surface, record the measurement of the surface gauge position (measurement 3).

  1. Subtract measurement 3 from measurement 2 to obtain the front ride height.
    • Refer to Specifications in this section.

Rear Ride Height Measurement




Item Description
1 Ride height = 2 - 3
2 Measurement 2
3 Measurement 3


NOTE:

Make sure that the vehicle is positioned on a flat, level surface and the tires are inflated to the correct pressure. Vehicle should have a full tank of fuel.

  1. Measure the distance between the flat level surface and the forward lower arm inboard bolt (measurement 2).
  1. Measure the distance between the flat level surface and the center of the forward lower arm outboard bolt (measurement 3).
  1. Subtract measurement 3 from measurement 2 to obtain the rear ride height.
    • Refer to Specifications in this section.
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