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FORD ESCAPE AXLE PROBLEM

2003 Ford Escape • 100,000 miles

My 2003 Ford Escape makes loud ratcheting sound when turning left under acceleration. It also makes this noise under hard acceleration, but not as loud. I have replaced the right side Cv axle with a new one not rebuilt, I have also replaced the intermediate shaft bearing assy. I checked the wheel bearing and the steering knuckle all good. When driving normal straight line its quite and purrs like a kitten. Help!
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Geraldtune
February 24, 2013.




What about the hub bearing? This could be the issue.

What did you torque the axle nut to when you replaced it?

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Feb 24, 2013.
I would suggest that you replace the left c.V shaft.
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Homer1967
Feb 24, 2013.
Hub bearing is okay and axle shaft nut was torqued to 219 ft. Lbs. The sound is almost like a metallic vibration. The harder you accelerate the more severe the vibration. It almost sounds like sheet metal shaking. I hate to replace another cv shaft because the one I replaced was good, had it checked by a cv shop. If you drive slow and normal take off no noise.

Tiny
Geraldtune
Feb 25, 2013.
You should probably take it to a competent shop and have them diagnose it for you at this point.

Homer1967
Feb 26, 2013.

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