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#1 of 20 Front end road noise
Jul 04, 2006 (3:40 pm)
I have a 2004 Escape and the front road noise is very loud. Is that normal? I made sure the 4 wheel is off, I have had the car aligned but the noise is still there, any ideas?
#3 of 20 Re: Front end road noise [tidester]
Jul 05, 2006 (6:16 am)
Thanks for the tip. I did go to Ford Escape/Mazda Tribute: Problems & Solutions but don't see a lonk to post my message. Can you direct me.
#4 of 20 Re: Front end road noise [vandy1]
Jul 05, 2006 (6:20 am)
Use the link I showed in my previous message to get there. Once you are there you may need to scroll to the end of the discussion to find the message entry form like the one you used to post your message here. There's a "Recent Messages" link near the bottom of the page that will take you directly to the end of the discussion.
#5 of 20 Road Noise
Sep 26, 2006 (3:19 pm)
I have a 2004 Tribute fully loaded and was somewhat surprised at the road noise. I have removed all door panel and sprayed sound deadening material on the inside of the door panels and then put high density sound deadening material over the inside of the panel prior to replacing the stock material. All seats were removed and more high density material installed on all the floor surfaces (two layers). but be careful when removing the seats because of the air bags. Disconnect battery and wait 5 minutes prior to removing front seats. The Tribute also received a full heavy undercoating. A lot of work and it helped a great deal. However, most of the noise that remains is due to the horrible Continental tires that came with it. Best two choices for replacement: The new Goodyear (expensive) or Bridgestone. Over certain road surfaces my Mazda is very quiet, but when you hit concrete you can really tell regarding the Continentals. All of the sound deadening was a lot of work, but worth it. Remember, most of the noise comes from the crummy Continentals.
#6 of 20 Re: Road Noise [peterlt]
Sep 26, 2006 (5:11 pm)
just back from driving 900 miles in 3 days. completely agree about the noise of the continental tires. you don't have to worry about falling asleep at the wheel with them. they do ride ok, although kind of grainy.
#7 of 20 Re: Front end road noise [vandy1]
Oct 11, 2006 (6:52 am)
Have you checked wheel (hub) bearings? My escape was making horrendous noise in the front end. Was wheel bearings. Now it's normal
#8 of 20 Re: Front end road noise [whosieno1]
Oct 12, 2006 (3:46 pm)
what do you look for checking the hubs?
#9 of 20 Re: Road Noise [explorerx4]
Dec 09, 2006 (7:28 pm)
Right you are about the tires. The first thing I did on my new '06 hybrid was lose the tires. I chose Goodyear Fortera's. The road noise was only diminished a little; mainly because they're still SUV tires; wide tread and all. But bumps in the road are softened a lot.
#10 of 20 2004 Ford escape road noise
Aug 15, 2008 (11:34 am)
I have a 2004 Ford Escape that has a road noise like a mud tire would sound. I have rotated the tires and the noise is still there. Could I have a bad wheel bearing that is making the noise?