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#3703 of 4133 06 Ford Escape Tire Issues
Sep 04, 2008 (11:27 am)
Purchased new Aug 2006. Currently 43,000 miles. Regularly scheduled tire rotations At 26,000 miles tires were cupped so bad the place I took it to refused to put them back on without my signing an acknowledgement of how dangerous they were to drive. Prior to this I had an alighment completed with hopes that it would hinder the cupping and stop the deafening noise. Bought new tires right after that (Goodrich?) and now at 43,000 miles the road noise is starting and I know the tires are shot again. Why do I have to replace my tires so often? It would be cheaper for me to buy a new car than to buy new tires every year. Anyone with the same issues?
#3704 of 4133 Re: 06 Ford Escape Tire Issues [thulesch]
Sep 04, 2008 (11:57 am)
Typically, tire cupping is a balancing issue, not alignment. I would have your wheels checked to be sure they are true, laterally and axially.
#3705 of 4133 Re: 06 Ford Escape Tire Issues [maltb]
Sep 05, 2008 (6:02 am)
I had to replace my tires after a couple of years because of cupping. They were cupped when I bought the car used with only 12,000 miles. After a year of driving they were unbearable. I replaced them with local Pep Boys Futura tires and purchased a lifetime rotate and balance package. I have the work done each oil change and am now at 45,000 miles on these tires with no problems. I have plenty of treadwear remaining. I do not align my cars unless I feel them pulling off center. I have not aligned the Tribute since I bought the tires, just the rotate and balance.
#3706 of 4133 Re: 06 Ford Escape Tire Issues [maltb]
Sep 05, 2008 (8:23 am)
The original tires were rotated with every oil change, about every 4-5,000 miles. The car was aligned twice within one year as Conrads Goodyear said that would help reduce the tire damage. The second set of tires have been rotated every 6,000 miles and the same problem is happening, different tires, different service station. After less than 20,000 miles on them. Don't the tires get balanced when they are rotated? Could there be something wrong with the car causing this to happen to the tires?
#3707 of 4133 Re: 06 Ford Escape Tire Issues [thulesch]
Sep 05, 2008 (11:17 am)
No, tires are not balanced when they are rotated unless specifically requested. Also, to my point about having the wheels checked, you only replaced the tires so any problem with the wheel would still be there after replacing the tire. It sounds like Conrad's isn't addressing your problem so check with another shop.
#3708 of 4133 Re: Stinky Escape [wijoco]
Sep 23, 2008 (9:24 am)
Is this something you can check & fix yourself, or do you need to have a mechanic do it? thanks.
#3709 of 4133 06 Mazda Tribute 64,000km
Sep 23, 2008 (7:01 pm)
Had my Tribute in for oil change and noise in the front end when the steering wheel is moved back and forth slightly. Dealer replaced 2 link controls, found to have excessive play and they also found the left front control arm bushings were separating, this part was done under warranty but advised I should have a wheel alignment and charged $100. Also suggested that I better replace the rotors because they were corroded on the edges, asked them to clean or turn them, said they couldn't do this so went ahead and had it done, another $270 + taxes. Only relief I got from the dealer was a $50 credit on my next visit....when something freezes over will I go back. Called Mazda Canada, absolutely nothing but a hard time. Anyone else have any issues along the same line.
#3710 of 4133 re: blackeescape [blakeescape]
Sep 25, 2008 (4:46 pm)
I have a 2003 Escape with 60,000 miles and was just told I have transmission failure because there was no auxillary transmission oil cooler installed on my vehicle and I live in northern MN. Has anyone else heard succh a thing? NWMN
#3711 of 4133 RPM cutout in neutral
Sep 27, 2008 (6:17 pm)
I just replaced the plugs on my 2004 Tribute ES with the V6 and 96000 miles. The truck drives just fine and accelerates like always, but when the trans is in neutral, its an auto, and I step on the gas it goes up to 4000rpm, drops to 3500 and oscillates between 3500 and 4000 rpm, like an rpm liter cuts in. Any help will be appreciated.
#3712 of 4133 Re: 06 Ford Escape Tire Issues [thulesch]
Oct 13, 2008 (10:57 pm)
If there is any kind of noise coming from the front, especially if it changes with speed, it could be one or more wheel bearings. Hope it helps.