Last post on Oct 28, 2007 at 11:50 AM
You are in the Ford Escape
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Ford Escape, Wheels, SUV
#2 of 11 Re: Rust around wheels of 08 Escape [coolbeansoh]
Aug 26, 2007 (3:52 am)
I have never owned a vehicle that did not have rust on the rear brake drums. This is just surface rust and will appear very quickly when a vehicle has been sitting for any length of time. It is harmless. Your front wheels have disc brakes so I am unsure what is rusting here. Is there light rust on the rotors? If so, probably due to the Escape sitting too long in one spot.
#3 of 11 Re: Rust around wheels of 08 Escape [bdyment]
Aug 26, 2007 (6:10 am)
My car is only 3 months old and never sits for long periods of time in one spot. I owned an 2001 Escape before this one and never had any rust around the wheels. I'm concerned that it's already showing rust before I even get into the long winter season where snow and salt from the roads will be sitting on them for long periods of time.
#4 of 11 Brake drums.
Aug 26, 2007 (8:13 am)
Brake drums have to be untreated/unpainted metal. Think of the heat that is generated there. If they were painted them, they might even catch on fire....
This is just surface rust and won't harm anything. The rotors are constantly scrubbed clean by the brake pads.. The 2001 had rear discs probably so you didn't get rest.
#6 of 11 Front tires throw big mess on vehicle sides
Feb 23, 2009 (10:26 am)
2006 XLT Escape.
Does everyone have this problem - and has has anyone found a solution for this: My front tires throw so much road slush/salt and water on the sides (and around the front fender) of the vehicle that it even gets up on the side windows. After a trip yesterday I had THICK ice/slush/salt build up on the sides. This can't be good for the paint, especially if it throws some pebbles and debri against it.
Has anyone found a fix or product for this problem - some kind of guard or extension that can be placed around the tire opening on the fender that catches this stuff, maybe a piece of plastic that fits around it and sticks out 3" or so? Mud guards do nothing (except look cool...)
I noticed even at the car wash when I drive away slowly, any water I cross gets flung up on the side doors.
I did look on the internet but maybe I'm not searching the right
#10 of 11 Help regarding Tires
Oct 28, 2007 (11:50 am)
Can some one help me regarding max tirer size for Ford Escape 4x4.
The reasone for my quastion is because that I do own 255/70 16 winter tires from my last car, but I dont now if I can put them under my new Escape or not.