I have the same kind of problem. I am thinking it's a really screwed up CV Joint. Basically at low speed, particularly when taking off and even when braking, but most notably when turning at low speeds, there is a TERRIBLE crackling noise coming from my suspension. A mechanic friend looked at it today. Apparently, the bolts holding the lower suspension piece/arm to the frame is loose or faulty. When you turn the wheels, you can see the piece where it connects move. Not good. Gotta get it up on a lift and have someone look at it at a shop downtown. Hopefully this is a quick and inexpensive fix versus a new axle, shocks, struts, etc. I'll keep you posted and please advise if you're able to have yours fixed. On top of this, I may have a fuel pump/filter issue as well as a problem with the AC. I have no cold air and now pressure and I tried one of those do it yourself coolant kits. My compressor comes on, pressure builds, then goes down again. I'll post on this issue as well. Also, I have a problem with a vacuum hose. It's not connected to anything. Plugged it up as a temp fix. It seems like it should go to the emmissions sensor thing (one of the 3 valves is naked on it). Does anyone have a schematic for the 2001 Escape with a V-6? Thanks.
Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 AT 8:23 PM