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#3403 of 4133 steering/tire rod question
Jun 28, 2006 (12:29 pm)
I have a 2002 ford escape with 91,000. Over the past couple of months I have noticed when making a long slow turn and the rpm's are around 2000, their seems to be a clicking noise coming from either underneath my feet or up by the front left tire. Also when I turn, my steering wheel makes a noise like its rusted old hinge. Does anybody know if these two noises are connected and if so what could it be? thanks.
#3404 of 4133 Re: Headliner recall [pgroover]
Jun 28, 2006 (5:43 pm)
I received notification through the mail. The dealership also new about the recall. The headliner needed needed additional support in the rear of the vehicle.
#3405 of 4133 Re: Headliner recall [pgroover]
Jun 28, 2006 (7:01 pm)
The recall applies only to Tributes, Escapes, and I guess Mariners which DO NOT have a moonroof, or which DO NOT have side curtain airbags.
#3406 of 4133 headliner recall??
Jun 29, 2006 (9:28 am)
I cannot find this in the NTSB site, do you have a link? or a recall #??
#3407 of 4133 Re: Headliner recall [rcinmd]
Jun 29, 2006 (9:46 am)
Definitely, please provide either a link or recall number.
#3408 of 4133 Re: Headliner recall [pgroover]
by steve_ HOST
Jun 29, 2006 (10:04 pm)
It's in the Edmunds Maintenance Guide - the recall number is 06V111000 (which may or may not correspond with the NHTSA or Ford number).
#3409 of 4133 Transmission slip ?
Jun 30, 2006 (11:21 am)
I have a 2002 Tribute 4X ES and we got it used about 6 months ago. It has 55k miles now and the service history (1 owner) shows the 30k service (includes trans fluid change) and the dealer doing the trans service again at trade in, 49k. It is just now starting to stumble at 35 mph or so feeling like it can't decide to shift, slipping out of torque and the tach starts to climb. Fluid is not over full and looks like new. At 3000 or 3500 rpm's it seems to catch but if holding that position and speed, it continues indefinitely. We are headed out in two weeks on a 3000 mile round trip and the Trib has a doc appt on the 3rd of July. Can anyone help me give the shop some direction if you experienced this and had it resolved ?? I checked alldata and snooped google for TSB and recall stuff and will pass those leads on as well. I do have faith in the dealer here in town, I'm just bummed it's acting up right before the first big road trip. I will be sure to update this after we get it resolved. I did alot of research on these before buying and I have an extended service contract to 36 months or 80k miles so I'm a bit relieved but very surprised as well. I found very little trans related issues when I checked out owner experiences.
#3410 of 4133 Re: Transmission slip ? [bachman]
Jun 30, 2006 (3:48 pm)
My 2002 Escape XLT had 71,000 Miles when the transmission Quit. Ford said the transmission pump quit and burned up the transmission. DONT trust it. This transmission was flushed twice and has never been mistreated. 35 miles after second flush engine light came on and transmission refused to go in gear. No help from FORD yet.
#3411 of 4133 Re: Transmission slip ? [studanny]
by steve_ HOST
Jun 30, 2006 (9:09 pm)
Posts like yours (and this one where the owner flushed a high mileage tranny) always make me wonder if a transmission flush is normally a good idea. Shifty?
Hope Ford comes through with some help on the replacement for you.
#3412 of 4133 Re: Transmission slip ? [steve_]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jul 01, 2006 (11:05 am)
I don't think it's necessary except in cases where debris is noted when the pan is dropped. I personally don't consider flushing a maintenance procedure but rather intrusive surgery of a sort.