Re: 2005 Escape --- Bumping ride and weird grinding sound going uphill
Does this make sense? I got this advice online.
You have a front wheel drive vehicle. It sounds like your motor mounts might be bad. I have ran across cars with the same problem. What happens is when the mounts get bad the engine will shift backwards cause a vibration noise on the exhaust pipe. Also I would check you front CV axles. The CV axle can cause vibration too. Ways to check yourself: Open hood, have someone start car, hold brake down, put into drive, now holding the brake thrust the gas pedal up and down. Watch the engine and see if it is moving a lot. If so bad motor mounts. To check the axles you can drive circles in a parking lot and see if you hear any clicking our feel vibration. Left and right.