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2013 escape positraction

I have a new 2013 escape front wheel drive. When the posittraction is on and I accellerate, the car goes right or left and is uncontrollable. If I switch it off it doesnt do this. What is wrong here?

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  • charles miller Feb 13, 2013

    I believe positraction switches power to the wheel with the best traction. The problem is it swithches from right to left to right and you cant compensate because its not one switch, but many. I believe its a defect in my transaxle, but I want another opinion. The dealer says its fine, but Im a good driver and I cant control it when it does this. Its uncontrollable.

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    jamiem1416 Feb 13, 2013

    No, you are describing limited sliptraction. The posi feature is both wheels turning at the same speed. More for off roading or getting up a steep hill. Can put you in the ditch if used on the highway. Your owners manual will tell you it's proposed uses.


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Posi track means both front wheels spin at the same time and speed. Dangerous if it's icy or slushy out. You shouldn't use it when it's slippery out. When you switch it off, the power to the wheels is usually in one wheel, but the second wheel helps out. Gives you better traction control. I'm not sure why they would put that feature on a small vehicle. hope that explains it better for you.

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You need to remove the tire, brake caliper and rotor. Remove the axle nut and hub bolts. Take the hub (bearing is pressed in it) to a machine shop to have new bearings pressed in.

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sounds like the wheel speed senser is not working properly when you are in all wheel drive the computer uses the brakes to keep the all wheels rolling at the same speed for good traction if one speed senser is reading that right side front wheel was going faster than the others it would activated that brake via the antilock brake system

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humming noise is bearing.creaking is either tie rod or other ball joint.tie rods on these go out all the time.bearing also

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You must replace wheel bearings in pairs to avoid loading the old bearing and, in time ruining your new bearing hub it is possible that you have already damaged the new hub

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