Question about 2002 Ford Escape
I have a 2003 Ford Escape which emits squeaky noises from front end when load is placed on the engine at very low speed / over bumps
That is not your motor mounts. It is most likely one of the following:
worn control arm bushings
tie rods need greased (try this first) If your tie rods do not have a grease zerk go to a parts store and tell them you need a hypodermic needle for a grease gun and you will have to puncture the boot and then put 3-4 squirts of grease. the hole will not allow grease to leak out, it is perfectly fine. If you would rather not do this your only other option would be to replace the tie rods.
Posted on Jun 03, 2010
Motor mounts, shackles, shock mounts, etc., can all do this, because there is a steel inner sleeve that gets tight on the hold down bolt. These bolts should really be greased. However, since it is hard to get grease on them after the fact, without also getting on the rubber, I suggest silicon spray. It will flow into all the tight spaces, and should help the rubber as well as lubricating the bolt.
If it really is the motor mounts, then you should be able to get it to do it by reving the engine when not moving.
If the suspension, then you should be able to get it to do it just by having 2 people bounce on the bumper.
Posted on Jun 04, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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