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2008 Ford Escape Issue with Car Shaking, Acceleration, and Brake Grinding

JohnnyGrimesJohnnyGrimes Posts: 3
edited September 2018 in Ford
Hello! I've recently had problems with my 2008 Ford Escape. The problem is
extremely intermittent and only occurs about once every week or so. This
problem occurs mostly when going over 50 mph, and what happens is that the
entire front end of the car (body, steering wheel, dash, etc.) shakes extremely
excessively and the acceleration does not work properly. Most often it does
not let me go past 50 mph, but at one point it did not allow me to exceed 20
mph and I had to have it towed to a Ford dealership. The brakes also grind
when coming to a stop, accelerating after a full stop, and switching gears
whenever this occurs. I've taken it to a few auto shops with no resolution as it
is not possible to replicate the problem and show them what is actually
happening. I'm unsure as to what this issue might be, and any help is greatly
appreciated! Thanks!

Comments

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 120,388
    It sounds like you have a brake caliper sticking, intermittently.

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  • kyfdx said:

    It sounds like you have a brake caliper sticking, intermittently.

    Thanks for the help! Is there any way to check this, or would it be best to have a mechanic look it over?
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 120,388

    kyfdx said:

    It sounds like you have a brake caliper sticking, intermittently.

    Thanks for the help! Is there any way to check this, or would it be best to have a mechanic look it over?
    You need a mechanic. Your symptoms match my experience, exactly.
    I'd want it fixed asap... That's dangerous.

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  • kyfdx said:

    kyfdx said:

    It sounds like you have a brake caliper sticking, intermittently.

    Thanks for the help! Is there any way to check this, or would it be best to have a mechanic look it over?
    You need a mechanic. Your symptoms match my experience, exactly.
    I'd want it fixed asap... That's dangerous.
    Wanted to give an update on this, I had it inspected and there was definitely something wrong with the caliper. I had it replaced, along with the rotors and new pads installed, and it seems to have done the trick with no problems so far. Thanks so much for the help!
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 120,388

    kyfdx said:

    kyfdx said:

    It sounds like you have a brake caliper sticking, intermittently.

    Thanks for the help! Is there any way to check this, or would it be best to have a mechanic look it over?
    You need a mechanic. Your symptoms match my experience, exactly.
    I'd want it fixed asap... That's dangerous.
    Wanted to give an update on this, I had it inspected and there was definitely something wrong with the caliper. I had it replaced, along with the rotors and new pads installed, and it seems to have done the trick with no problems so far. Thanks so much for the help!
    Good luck with it!

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