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ON 05 FORD ESCAPE...SOME SHIMMY/VIBRATION WHEN TAKING OFF (AT 30-40 KM/HR AND WORSE ON UPHILL) BUT DISAPPEARS WHEN SPEED INCREASES...I CAN FEEL IT ON THE CENTER CONSOLE, DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER SEAT...STILL HAPPENS AT THE SAME SPEED EVEN WHEN YOU SHIFT IT TO NEUTRAL...MY GUESS IS THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH ONE OR BOTH OF THE UNIVERSAL JOINTS OR MAYBE TIRES NEED TO BE BALANCED....IM NOT SURE......HELP PLEASE...THANKS!!!

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  • pidongorig22 Jun 19, 2009

    thanks very much....i will have my tires checked.....just in case it will still do the same? what would be the other possible cause?...every opinion is greatly appreciated....thanks a lot....

  • pidongorig22 Jul 01, 2009

    problem solved....i replaced one of the universal joints(u-joints)....i only replaced the one on the center....it's working great and smooth now....im planning to replace the other one soon coz even though the vehicle is running smooth now, im sure the other one on the rear(the one attached to the rear differential) needs to be replaced too, considering they're both of the same age.....i only used aftermarket u-joint coz they have grease fitting on it(the original is non-greasable)....u-joints are not that expensive(around $40 cad)......hope this experience can help others....thanks for some opinion....good luck and more power......

  • pidongorig22 Jul 01, 2009

    problem solved....i replaced one of the universal joints(u-joints)....i only replaced the one on the center....it's working great and smooth now....im planning to replace the other one soon coz even though the vehicle is running smooth now, im sure the other one on the rear(the one attached to the rear differential) needs to be replaced too, considering they're both of the same age.....i only used aftermarket u-joint coz they have grease fitting on it(the original is non-greasable)....u-joints are not that expensive(around $40 cad)......hope this experience can help others....thanks for some opinion....good luck and more power......

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Try balanceing the tires sounds like you lost a wheel weight, after it's been balanced ask a tire man to see if you have a tire seperated, you will see dimples in the side wall if that has happened and is a common problem and should be under warrenty.

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  • Bruce Hathcock Jun 19, 2009

    there could be a loose wheel bearing or tie rod end but believe it's a tire wheel weight or a tire seperating get back to me if you still have a problem.

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My 2005 Escape make a VERY loud squealig noise when i drive and turn corners. Got the brakes changed last night and well... i guess it wasn't a brake problem. lol

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