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Old 08-14-2013, 09:58   #1 (permalink)
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Brake Clunking - PLEASE HELP!

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!

I'd replace the axle and see if that fixes it and go from there.
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If Clunking is coming from the rear a shoe could have come loose. The CV joint would clunk when you turn but the boot should be replaced before the joint gets damaged.
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If Clunking is coming from the rear a shoe could have come loose. The CV joint would clunk when you turn but the boot should be replaced before the joint gets damaged.
I could be wrong in saying this, but since the back tires do not turn, I don't think I would hear the clunking as I'm turning as you would with the fronts.
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