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Rattles really bad over bumps sounds like the front end is gonna fall off

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I have a 2002 Escape 3.0L with 120,000 miles and have had a couple of rattlers.
The first was a constant light rattle. It was the sway bar links.
The second sounds like what you've got. Occasional rattle, but nasty on bumps. The rear bushing went bad on the passenger side lower control arm the control arm was banging on the "frame".

Here is a picture of my new control arm. The bad rubber bushing was the "lowest" one in the picture, near the vise.

Rattles really bad over bumps - zeevert_32.jpg The control arm was the cheapest from the Ford dealer; maybe $50? Repalced it myself. Not too easy.

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