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#3909 of 4149 Re: 2001 Ford Escape idles rough won't accelerate over 10 mph [jill26]
Jul 19, 2011 (12:55 pm)
I have a completely different vehicle, but just the same, I had an issue like this a long time ago. My radiator was completely empty and the engine got very hot and would not accelerate just like you described. After filling it up with water and letting it cool it ran fine. The heads warped due to the heat though. So I replaced those myself for 700 bucks. On another note, I had an issue with the vehicle losing power and dying every once and a while. If this is an issue also, it is most likely the camshaft position censor. I hope this helps.
#3911 of 4149 Vapor Canister and Assembly
Sep 01, 2011 (9:24 am)
So my vapor canister got ripped off along with some hoses. I got an estimate at Mazda which says it will cost close to $900 to fix. I was able to find all the parts that mazda listed on the estimate and can buy them really cheap elsewhere which will save me $ and I can get the thing put on without Mazda's help which will also save but I can't find a diagram of the vapor canister and the assembly of the hoses/other parts anywhere. Nor can I find pictures of it anywhere online.
Anyone know where I can find this and/or willing to take a quick picture of their assembly? :p
#3912 of 4149 Rubbing/grinding/friction noise on initial daily use.
Sep 14, 2011 (4:37 am)
Am new to this forum so please forgive me if I'm doing this all wrong.
I have a Mazda Tribute 2002, 122k on the clock. For about the last 3 weeks or so I've noticed that when I first use the car during the day (morning or afternoon) whenever I turn the wheel I hear a rubbing/friction noise (not a whistle), as if something is grinding on something else. After a minute or two of driving the noise disappears completely and that's it gone for the day, even if I leave the car for a couple of hours and use it again it doesn't reappear. Following day same thing again.
Yesterday I took it to Goodyear Service Centre (nearest place to me with a good reputation) and they had the car for an hour (at no charge which was good) and diagnosed that I need 3 x engine mounts fitted at a cost of $998, obviously I'm reluctant to shell out this sort of money if it's not the cause. Has anyone any other thoughts on this please. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
#3913 of 4149 Re: Rubbing/grinding/friction noise on initial daily use. [jostu001]
Sep 14, 2011 (7:47 am)
take to ford or mazda have the power steering pump checked
#3914 of 4149 Re: Rubbing/grinding/friction noise on initial daily use. [racenut]
Sep 14, 2011 (7:57 am)
Hi, thanks for the reply. The power steering pump also crossed my mind but I also thought that if it was the pump wouldn't I get the symptons all the time, not just the first time the car is used that day? Additionally surely the Goodyear dealer that looked at it for me would have picked up on the pump being defective? Am getting a second opinion this evening.
Thanks again, appreciated.
#3915 of 4149 Re: Rubbing/grinding/friction noise on initial daily use. [jostu001]
Sep 14, 2011 (12:46 pm)
I'm betting on a word CV joint, or wheel bearing, but since it does it on turns, the CV joint is most suspect. It will get worse, if it's a wheel bearing, it will start making the noise whether you turn or not. It it gets louder, but still on turns mostly, it's the CV joint.
#3916 of 4149 Re: Rubbing/grinding/friction noise on initial daily use. [nvbanker]
Sep 14, 2011 (12:52 pm)
Thanks for the reply, I'm not mechanic but have just had a read on what exactly a CV joint is! You obviously don't think its the engine mounts then? It's weird as it's only the first time the car is used each day, after 2 minutes its gone, I go to work, drive the car back 8 hours later and the noise isn't there! Thanks again.
#3917 of 4149 Re: Rubbing/grinding/friction noise on initial daily use. [jostu001]
Sep 19, 2011 (7:46 am)
I could be wrong, but the CV joint is the more likely culprit. Pretty easy to check. If you are up to crawling under the front of the car, look at the rubber boots on the drive axles. If one or more of them are torn, greasy, or leaking, you have a dry CV joint, and the boot and the joint will need replacement. If they are all dry and intact, I may be wrong, but you still could have one wearing out. The good news, it's not horribly expensive to replace one.
#3918 of 4149 Re: Rubbing/grinding/friction noise on initial daily use. [jostu001]
Sep 26, 2011 (3:04 pm)
it could also be your left or right control arm.... i hit a pot hole and it it did the same thing until i fixed it.