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Old 08-13-2007, 18:39   #1 (permalink)
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Escape 4x4 binding

When I first start up my 02 escape there is no binding in sharp turns, but after driving on the interstate with cruise then slow down and turn into a parking lot etc. there is binding when making turns. Is this related to TSB 15430?
What does it take to fix the problem?

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Technical Service Bulletins Summary
Make: FORD
Model: ESCAPE
Year: 2002

Service Bulletin Number: 15430
NHTSA Item Number: 630360
Summary Description:
SOME 4X4 VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT DRIVELINE BINDING, WHEEL HOP ON TIGHT TURNS, OR A CLUNK TYPE NOISE FROM THE DRIVELINE DURING TORQUE REVERSAL. *TT
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Old 08-14-2007, 13:43   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Escape 4x4 binding

Does the TSB indicate that the fix is to do something drastic (& expensive) like tear down the transmission, or something more simple like reprogram a computer chip somewhere?
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Old 08-16-2007, 19:19   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Escape 4x4 binding

I went to the local Ford dealer and asked for information on TSB 15430 and it didn't come up on their system. It it is a Ford TSB why did a dealer not have it on their computer search system?
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