It’s been a year now since I first started to hear intermittent knocking from the front-end of my Escape. It’s finally getting to the point of some regularity/frequency. I was able to duplicate the sound for the mechanic but they are still unable to determine the issue.
So far I’ve had new struts, strut mounts and a left motor mount replaced in hopes that it would fix it. Also, things “secured down” a couple times. They’ve also ruled out CV joint, sway bar and stabilizer link.
Here’s more info about the knocking:
- intermittent, but I hear it consistently when stepping on the accelerator after driving for a while (when engine is warmed up - like at the end of the day on my commute home), in hot weather, and seems to be more frequent after right hand turns. Speed bumps and the like do not trigger the noise.
- Sound is coming from the middle to passenger side of front-end
It’s driving me mad trying to figure it out! I was able to record an audio/video of the noise too, wish I could attach it.