Re: 01 escape front end noise
FE385 is right. It can be very difficult to feel a bad sway bar link. I had to check it twice before I found it.
Try this with two people:
Turn the steering full lock to one side.
Locate the sta-link and put your hand on it.
Have the second person gently rock the car sideways, by pushing on the door/windshield frame. It shouldn't take much.
If the link is bad, you should be able to feel it.
The two ball joints on each link should have no play at all.
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It is very rare to have a one-sy (only happens to one Escape). It's a lot more likely that if it happens to one of us, it will happen to a lot of us.
2002 Escape gone, 2012 Escape 4x4 V6, 2010 Escape 4x4 I4