2006 Escape front end noise

jum21

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I have a 2006 Escape with 56,000 miles. I have had to change the right side wheel bearing and cv axle. I still have a weird noise. It is a rubbing/grinding noise but it is not like a bearing noise. The loudest is between 40 and 60 mph. It is not consistant but very noticable It is on the right side but I can not find it. Any ideas?
 

Jim Fairbanks

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Is it still under warranty?...You might talk to the dealer about it...there is a tsb that sounds something like what you have...Here is part of it.....Jim..........Notes

TSB 05-10-7

05/30/05

DRIVELINE WHINE 20-45 MPH (32-72 KM/H)

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2001-2006 Escape

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2005-2006 Mariner

ISSUE
Some 2001-2006 Escape and 2005-2006 Mariner vehicles equipped with a CD4E transaxle may exhibit a driveline whine at 20-45 MPH (32-72 Km/h) during light acceleration or deceleration. The sound may be more pronounced on vehicles equipped with steel wheels.

ACTION
If the whine noise occurs at the specified speed range 20-45 MPH (32-72 Km/h) during light acceleration or deceleration, install new dampened halfshaft assemblies. The revised halfshafts are designed to minimize the whine, however, a small amount of noise may be inherently characteristic. The dampened axle halfshafts will not correct driveline noises below or above 20-45 MPH (32-72 Km/h). Refer to Workshop Manual Section 307.
 

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Jim is probably more on the right track than what Im going to tell you, but just a couple things to look at Ive run into that are similiar to what you are discribing, look at the brake pad spring clips and make sure they didnt get jammed out of place and are rubbing the disc. Not sure how the bearing setup is on the Escape, but had a vehicle I checked last week, someone pressed a new bearing in an slightly bent the knuckle and one arm of it was ever slightly on a turn rubbing the disc.
 

jum21

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Warranty is passed. It stopped at 35,000 and 50,000 miles. I would not call the noise a whine either. It sounds like something rubbing or hitting. It does not do it consistently like if there was a rub though. I have been pulling my hair out looking for this stupid noise.
 

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What kind of tires you have on this truck ? Heard some cheap tires make a lot of noise.

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