MY VAN HAS STARTED SKIPPING WHEN PULLING OUT

2001 Ford Escort

Tiny

shaunrichards

October, 2, 2012 AT 8:16 AM

Its a 75 diesel van idles seems too be ok does take a few cranks too get it started but relly doesnt seem too have a lot of power and is really juddery at junctions when pulling out
could the brakes be binding as it feels like the front wheels are skipping
there is a slow whine from the rear end when slowing down the van is front wheel drive

FOUND 5708 RELATED QUESTIONS

Engine Miss

52 ANSWERS
12 IMAGES

12 Answers

Tiny

KHLow2008

October, 2, 2012 AT 9:24 AM

Without any proper diagnostics it is not possible to know what is causing the lack of power and I would suggest starting with checking the fuel supply. The fuel filter might require replacement.

The whine from rear could be a failing wheel bearing and you need to have it checked.

Tiny

shaunrichards

October, 2, 2012 AT 11:58 AM

Turns out the rer near side drum was so badly rusted had too sand the rust down on one side as it was dragging on that its a lot better after that and reverses without trying to throw me outta the seat still a tad jittery but no where near as bad as be fore

Tiny

shaunrichards

October, 2, 2012 AT 12:01 PM

How do you test the brake cylinders for working as front facing pad nearly new looking rear facing pad is half worn
drum brakes

Tiny

KHLow2008

October, 2, 2012 AT 12:12 PM

You need to remove the drums and push the shoes against the cylinder one way and reverse to see if they are stuck.

Tiny

shaunrichards

October, 2, 2012 AT 4:57 PM

A lot of banging from that wheel that gets louder and faster with speed would that be the shoes catching

Tiny

KHLow2008

October, 2, 2012 AT 4:59 PM

Banging are usually not caused by the shoes. Did you check the lug nut torque and wheel bearings for excessive side movements?

Tiny

shaunrichards

October, 2, 2012 AT 5:30 PM

No excessive movement on the wheel at all but rotates smoothley then stops and is stiff too move but spins ok after that till it stops again

Tiny

shaunrichards

October, 2, 2012 AT 5:31 PM

Still skipping on the front wheels when slowly pulling away

Tiny

KHLow2008

October, 2, 2012 AT 5:34 PM

Seems the rear brake cylinders are stuck and the drums are out of round.

Front could have similar problems with sticking brake calipers and bad rotors.

Tiny

shaunrichards

October, 2, 2012 AT 5:43 PM

Looks like a weekend strip down and flush then
can the cylinders be released or are they a change job

Please login or register to post a reply.

Code Read Retrieval/Clear Mercedes-Benz C230
Code Read Retrieval/Clear Chevrolet Camaro
Read Codes Like a Pro
Code Read Retrieval/Clear Honda Civic
 Step by Step video GMC Yukon XL 2000-2006
Code Read Retrieval/Clear - Dodge Stratus