Re: 2005 Mariner front end rattle
I have a 2002 Escape with 115,000 miles.
I'd look at the stabilisher links first. They're relatively inexpensive, and I had to replace both of mine. Light rattle. They can be tough to get off.
2002 Escape gone, 2012 Escape 4x4 V6, 2010 Escape 4x4 I4