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#3068 of 4149 Re: 2005 Escape window sticker fiasco [omcman]
Jul 06, 2005 (10:19 am)
As I understand it Ford is not putting discs on the rear axle d/t costs for 2005. However, Mazda Tributes V6's are all equipped with 4-wheel discs, not sure about the 4-cylinders. Auto makers refer to this as decontenting or taking out minor luxury features for cost-savings. On my '01 V6 Escape XLT I've got discs at the front and drums on the rear. I've still got ~30-40% wear on my brake shoes at 73K miles. Not sure if you could get that from the rear-discs. Plus rear-discs may dust-up like the Ford OEM front discs do. Not good in my book. I replaced my pads with ceramic-enhanced ones and have not had the 'dusting' issue at all since.
The quality of the braking system has not been affected except positively I believe.
A friend has a 2005 Mazda Tribute with the front-rear disc set-up. The quality of the braking is very good and the new style calipers and pads don't dust-up on his
#3069 of 4149 Re: 2005 Escape window sticker fiasco [kam327]
Jul 06, 2005 (3:06 pm)
Tribute I has disc on front and drum on the back. Tribute S has disc on all four's. All escape's have disc on the front and drums on the back. My 2005 tribute I does still have excess brake dust on the front (compared to other vehicles I have owned), I don't think it is as bad as the escape but that could be due to the alloy rim design (spacing).
#3070 of 4149 Re: 2005 Escape window sticker fiasco [ramzey28]
Jul 07, 2005 (8:57 am)
I've noticed several 2005 Escapes in the last couple of days with discs on the front AND rear wheels. Is it possible they are putting 4-wheel discs on some Escapes but not others, like the Tributes? Or is the issue that the sticker indicated that ABS would be on all four wheels but turns out it's not?
#3071 of 4149 Re: 2005 Escape window sticker fiasco [kam327]
Jul 07, 2005 (12:48 pm)
I believe 4WD have 4 wheel disc and 2WD have front disc only.
#3072 of 4149 Re: 2005 Escape window sticker fiasco [chuck1ch]
Jul 07, 2005 (2:27 pm)
Ford's website does not mention having 4 disc brakes on 2005. I have a Tribute 4wd but have drums on the back due to being the "I" model. But if someone is seeing differently, not sure what to make of it.
Jul 07, 2005 (4:32 pm)
just take a look through the rear wheels. if it looks pretty much the same as fronts, then there are disks in the back.
#3074 of 4149 Re: 2005 Escape window sticker fiasco [ramzey28]
Jul 08, 2005 (10:50 am)
To have 4 wheel disc braking system, you must have V6 engine. Like, XLT has 4 wheel disc system as Mazda S.
Escape XLS and Mazda I, have front disc rear Drum regardless of having AWD system.
#3075 of 4149 Re: 2005 Escape window sticker fiasco [snowman]
Jul 08, 2005 (3:42 pm)
the only way to get 4 wheel disc brakes on as escape is to buy a v6 AWD model. all other escapes are disc/drum. this also applies to the mariner. all 2005 tributes with the v6 are 4 wheel disc, all other tributes are disc drum.
#3076 of 4149 Re: [baggs32]
Jul 08, 2005 (4:43 pm)
I have a 2002 Escape which I just had serviced for a a number of repairs. When I got in, started the car and put my foot on the brake it made a loud clicking noise. It has never done this before, so I got the service agent to take a look at it. He said it was the solenoid for the shift lock and all Escapes make the same noise much as you noted in your message # 2394. As god as my witness, my Escape did not make that noise prior to taking it to the dealer, and it is annoying as hell !!!! Is there any way to make the noise stop and if so how do I go about doing it.
#3077 of 4149 Re: 2001 big squeak from rear hatch or hatch window [donweiler]
Jul 09, 2005 (1:16 pm)
had to have hatch lock re adj. works fine now