1998 Ford Escort Every time the vehicle slows a clicking n

Tiny
B.Z.Z
  • MEMBER
  • 1998 FORD ESCORT
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 115,000 MILES
This is a standard Ford (700) Escort Diesel van , fitted with 17 " wheels instead of the standard 13" wheels.

every time the vehicle slows a clicking noise appears , i have seeked many opinions on this problem , and was told that " due to the larger 17" wheels, it is probably putting a strain on the steering rack, which in turn is causing a kick" .

Are the above observations close to the mark , or is there another answer to this problem.




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/183254_Patricks_van_1_3.jpg

Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Saturday, April 26th, 2008 AT 9:48 AM

5 Replies

Tiny
BLACKOP555
  • EXPERT
Does it batter whether or not you use the brakes to slow down or if you let the vehicle does it itself?

Does brakes stop the noise?

Post back.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, April 26th, 2008 AT 12:23 PM
Tiny
B.Z.Z
  • MEMBER
Apologies for the late reply(busy work schedule) and your reply is much appreciated, thank you very much.

The noise only seems to occur when the brakes are touched to slow the vehicle down.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, April 28th, 2008 AT 11:06 AM
Tiny
BLACKOP555
  • EXPERT
Drive slowly on a flat surface with lots of room and have your windows unrolled, when driving turn left and right slowly, if you hear a clicking noise I would suspect bad cv joints.

If not check the condition of the ball joints and make sure the brakes are properly installed and caliper tightened down
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, April 28th, 2008 AT 5:07 PM
Tiny
B.Z.Z
  • MEMBER
Thanks again
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 AT 7:01 AM
Tiny
BLACKOP555
  • EXPERT
I am here to help!
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 AT 4:10 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides