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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-14-13, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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Brake Clunking - PLEASE HELP!

I'm aware this isn't the "tech" part of the forum, but it certainly is much more busy. In that, I'm hoping somebody may be able to offer some advice.

I'm not the most mechanic-savvy when it comes to cars - I'm still learning. I've got an issue with my 2002 Escape, where I'm hearing a clunking as I brake coming from the back left. I've been doing a lot of reading, and some signs point to the ABS Tone Ring. I have new shoes/drums as of two months ago, so they should not be the issue.

However.. I've also noticed that the rubber "casing" on the end of the CV joint/shaft is slit, with plenty of grease leaving it.



Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I'm extremely frustrated with this car.

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Re: Brake Clunking - PLEASE HELP!

A Broken tone ring on the escapes usually causes a false abs activation. You would feel the brake pedal pulsate and the car would feel like it doesn't really want to stop. Would be more than a clunk on braking. As for the boot it should be repaired just depends what condition the cv joint is in to determine if a boot will resolve it or if the axle should be replaced. As for the noise you have would need to take a closer look as to the condition of all te mounts and bushings in that area to start


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Re: Brake Clunking - PLEASE HELP!

My ABS light is not on though, if that's what you mean.
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No the abs light doesn't always come on with a broken tone ring. The module thinks the wheel with a broken tone ring is locking up. The module then acts as tho it is locked and releases that wheel momentarily. Have you ever had the abs work on slick roads. The pedal pulses and you hear the pump almost make a grind noise. That's what you would experience with a broken tone ring that has not set an abs code. If the module detects that it sees a problem than it turns on the light and abs functions are disabled.


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Re: Brake Clunking - PLEASE HELP!

On a side note, it'd be best to address that boot. CV's with no grease don't make for a happy ride. Since that's where the sound is coming from, you can inspect the joint.

Ever notice that there's so many high performance parts available for GM products?

Did you ever think that maybe they NEED them?
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