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#1 of 81 Noise behind instrument panel
Jan 15, 2008 (2:05 pm)
My 2007 Ford Escape has a noise that seems to come from behind the instrument panel when driven over 40 mph.
Its sounds like a speedometer cable that needs to be lubed. Any ideas?
Jan 18, 2008 (8:31 pm)
I dont think they even use speedometer cables anymore...they are all electric. What kind of noise is it?
#3 of 81 Re: Noise [ricky_1776]
Jan 21, 2008 (5:47 am)
I found the noise. It was the ribbed anti-chafe cover on the left front wheel rotation sensor wire. It was vibrating against the wheel hub casting. I used a nylon wire tie to secure the cover and adjusted the wire mounting bracket. Thanks.
#4 of 81 clicking noise
Aug 20, 2009 (5:29 am)
I have a '04 XLT V6 with 73K miles. I've noticed a clicking noise that seems to be coming from the underside of the chassis. It's louder and more frequent when the car is cold. Does anyone have any ideas what this can be?
#5 of 81 Annoying.noise
Mar 20, 2010 (12:49 pm)
My vehicle is a 2009 Escape Limited, V6, front wheel drive, built in October of 2008. There is a mystery noise that a full day at the dealership could not resolve. Itís not a safety issue but it sure is annoying.
The sound is like fingernails tapping on glass or a piece of plastic tapping on metal. I have tried every cure posted in this forum. Since most of the time I am in the car alone it has taken me some time to isolate its location. It appears to originate under the headliner on the driverís side and gets louder when the moon roof inside cover is slid back.
Has anyone else had this issue? Could it be a related to a wire run that powers the moon roof?
Any input would be appreciated.
#6 of 81 2010 Ford Escape
Mar 23, 2010 (7:14 am)
I purchased a new Ford Escape in Nov. 2009 I notice in Jan 2010 a chirping noise coming from the back end when I take off from a stopping position anyone else notice this with their 2010
#7 of 81 2005 Ford Escape - Wheel bearings or Other?
Mar 23, 2010 (11:13 pm)
My 2005 Ford Escape with 94K miles has begun to make a constant rumbling noise. At first I thought tire noise because it began after putting on new front brake rotors and "rotating" rear tires to front (same side). Just after that I drove 1200 miles road trip and noise may have gotten slightly worse. Yeah, Escapes are ALWAYS noisy, but this rumble is new'ish. The noise is independent of engine speed, OD in/out, automatic tranny in gear or neutral. Noise depends only on road speed. Noise doesn't change "significantly" by veering left/right at speed.
Question: Is this rumble likely caused by wheel bearings going bad (how to confirm) or is it something else? (how to confirm the "something else" possibilities?)
I've read forum messages, but didn't see "how to confirm" info and am unclear about what else (other than wheel bearings) might cause such noise.
#8 of 81 Re: 2005 Ford Escape - Wheel bearings or Other? [tomp54]
by vg33e power
Mar 24, 2010 (7:33 am)
You mentioned replacing your front brake rotors...have you checked if the backing plate (metal dust shield bolted to the steering knuckle that sits behind the rotor) is not rubbing up against the rotors. Sometimes when replacing rotors one may accidentally pull this shield and since it is so flimsy it will bend a little just enough to make it contact the rotor. Try removing the wheels and push back the dust shield to make sure it is clearing the rotor, see if that fixes your noise.
#9 of 81 Re: 2005 Ford Escape - Wheel bearings or Other? [vg33e power]
Mar 24, 2010 (9:51 pm)
I haven't checked the metal dust shield...will do ASAP - - but I'd think it would make a racket / high-pitched squealing sound if rubbing the rotor. No such sound. The sound I hear is more of a low rumble that's speed dependent. Could be bearing(s) or tires (they're a hard rubber and have always been louder than my other vehicles).
I will re-rotate the tires back to their original positions and listen for change / improvement.
I'll post results of my investigations.
Thanks for your message.
#10 of 81 Re: 2005 Ford Escape - Wheel bearings or Other? [tomp54]
Mar 25, 2010 (6:55 am)
I'm having same problem with a 2001. Same mileage.
I'm watching to see what happens with your car.
I notice my noise changes when make turns on high way.