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Old 06-09-2010, 17:33   #1 (permalink)
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2005 Escape Rattle

Rattle...not a rattle like a exhaust shied type rattle...like a wheel bearing or tie rod...just got [COLOR=blue! important][COLOR=blue! important]truck[/COLOR][/COLOR] last week...111000km. happens mostly on a gravel or rough paved road, not so much when I hit a hole or bump...sounds like front end...Rainman
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Old 06-10-2010, 20:41   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 2005 Escape Rattle

Have you gone under the vehicle and taken a look at all?

Make sure the wheel lug nuts are tight, wheel bearings can do weird things when they go, some make some noise, some sound like a train as speed increases so I wouldn't rule out a rattling sound.

You can test for a bad bearing yourself by lifting the tire off the ground, placing a hand at the top and along the bottom of the tire/wheel and trying to shake it back and fourth. If it doesn't move, that's a good sign, if it does move, even slightly, a bearing is most likely your culprit.

If you can look under the vehicle, chances are you'll see if something isn't connected as it should be and causing the sound you hear. Also be sure that the plastic wheel well liners are secured.
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checked under hood,checked hood hinge,added push pins to wheel well..when I lift wheel off of ground, a bit of play in tie rod &/or drive shaft...maked knocking noise...I think this is where the problem is ???
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checked under hood,checked hood hinge,added push pins to wheel well..when I lift wheel off of ground, a bit of play in tie rod &/or drive shaft...maked knocking noise...I think this is where the problem is ???
More than likely a bad tie rod, there shouldn't be any give and generally when under load it shouldn't rattle either, but again, parts wear differently so I wouldn't rule it out. It's strange how a 2005 vehicle is five, going on six years old ready! Nuts.
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