About 9 months ago I started to notice an intermittent knocking noise coming from the front-end of my Escape. I’ve had it in to two different mechanics but unfortunately because the noise is intermittent they could never duplicate it. Regardless, new struts, strut mounts and replacing a left motor mount were recommended so I did those in hopes that it would maybe solve the problem, it didn’t. So now I’m in search of ANY other possibilities I should explore or have our mechanic look at.
Here’s more info about the knocking:
- intermittent, but I hear most often when stepping on the accelerator at around 30 MPH. And if I’m going up an incline. I don’t hear it over speed bumps.
- Sound appears to be coming from the middle and passenger side of front-end
- Oddly enough, I didn’t hear the noise when I had my snow tires on this winter. As soon as the regular tires were put back on I hear it again. Perhaps this is where I need to focus? Could the wheels have something to do with it?