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#3460 of 4133 Re: Knocking Sound in Front End [alexjoe]
Aug 26, 2006 (7:17 pm)
I have the same knocking sound. I have a 2005 Ford Escape XLT and I have a popping noise when I am stopping, going or turning and hit a bump. The noise is coming from my driver side door. It is not as bad but since I have heard it since August of 2005, it is annoying. The dealership has heard it and has duplicated the noise but don't know how to fix it. It was doing it all the time but now it seems to only act up when the car sits all day in the heat.
The noise started one month after I purchased it. The funny thing is, I had a rental car from enterprise for 3 days, which was a 2006 ford escape and the passanger rear door had the same knocking/popping sound. I could not believe it. I have, at this time filed a report with the ford customer service and have requested a refund and so far, it is looking good.
#3461 of 4133 Re: 2001 escape abs & brake warning lights [autocrat1]
Sep 01, 2006 (3:50 am)
we found the abs problem. i unplugged the connector from the abs module below the master cylinder and one of the pins was detached and in the plug. it was pin #6 which happens to carry power to the right rear sensor. heat damage was evident, so possibly a shorted sensor, which we previously changed, could have caused it. the dealer technician said he sees a lot of bad sensors, but never a bad abs module on a ford escape. first time for everything. found a used module for $75.00 and the abs light has been normal ever since we installed it.
Sep 07, 2006 (9:51 pm)
I bought a 2005 Escape in the fall of 2004. For the first few months, everything was going along nicely, until one day, I began to notice the transmission problems that other Escape owners have noticed. Running at 46 mph, the car would begin to jerk as through moving back and forth between gears. A few times, the car wouldn't move after being put into reverse or drive, and I would have to put it in park and start over. Now, it is just "tempermental"...if it doesn't feel like accelerating on a highway on ramp, it won't. If it feels like going 25 mph at 7000 rpm's for awhile, and giving it the gas or easing off the gas won't matter; it will. It finally decides to shift by jerking and clunking. It's especially nice when it is on cruise control, stuck in the wrong gear or in between gears, so it begins to whine and the rpm's jump up and down. I have been to my dealership, as well as another, probably about seven times now. I have heard, we'll reset the computer and it will be fine. I've heard, it came a quart low on transmission fluid from the factory, so we added some. You won't have any more problems. I have heard, yeah, we agree you have a problem, but we don't know what it is. My personal favorite is "quite wasting our time, we can't duplicate it, it's a waste of a loaner to keep it here, and we won't fix it". I want to try for the lemon law, but I don't believe I have enough ammunition, and I want to be able to bring evidence of my problem with me to the service center and to the owner of the dealership, but I haven't found many 2005 Escapes with the problem. If anyone has any advice or if anyone has a 2005 Escape with these problems, I'd appreciate it if you'd let me know. Thanks.
#3463 of 4133 Re: Brakes are a problem [rotarykid]
Sep 08, 2006 (1:17 pm)
I HAVE A 2002 FORD ESCAPE. CAN ANYONE TELL ME HOW TO REMOVE THE FRONT ROTORS. I HAVE CHANGED THE BRAKE PADS WITH NO PROBLEMS, BUT THE ROTORS WILL NOT COME OFF. IS THERE A HIDDEN BOLT OR SOMETHING.
#3464 of 4133 Re: Go with aftermarket brakes [escapenut]
Sep 09, 2006 (8:08 am)
Sounds like you know a lot about these Escapes. I tried to change the rotors on my 2002 Escape but could not get the rotors to come off. I have done this on my previous vehicles. Is there some special tool required. Appreciate any insight you could share. Thanks
#3465 of 4133 Re: 2002 Ford Escape Transmission [studanny]
Sep 10, 2006 (1:54 pm)
I kept calling Customer Relationship Center At 1-800-392-3673. And after talking to three different Ford Reps they sent me a check for $500.00. There is a problem with these transmissions and you have to keep on them to get anything done. But i am satisfyed now and i haven't had any more problems out of the 2002 Escape it has a totally new transmission in it. The pump went out of the transmission and it cracked the case so it couldn't be rebuilt.
#3466 of 4133 Mazda Tribute Brakes Whine/Groan while stopped
Sep 11, 2006 (11:48 am)
Master Cylinder and break booster were replaced on 2003 Tribute as part of a recall. Since the replacement, now when I come to a complete stop, I hear a whining/groaning sound. As soon as I left off the pedal, the sound goes away. (almost sounds like some type of fan/blower turns on)
Typically appears after a bit of stop and go driving. Brought to dealer many times, and of course they cannot duplicate problem. Seems to be magnified when it rains. Service Tech friend says maybe vacuum leak. Anyone with similar problems?
#3467 of 4133 ford escape click
Sep 13, 2006 (8:52 am)
hey i have a 2002 ford escape xlt it clicks on start up until the motor is warmed up
every time it is satrted and it is not at normal running temp it clicks wats wrong HELP ME
#3468 of 4133 Knocking Sound in Front End
Sep 13, 2006 (9:05 am)
HEY I HAVE A 2002 IT CLICKS WHEN THE MOTOR IS COLD AND NOT BEEN RUNNING BUT STOPS WHEN IT IS AT NORMAL RUNNING TEMP SO HIT ME BACK