Jump to content


Photo

1998 Ford Escort(Uk) Knocking Noise


  • Please log in to reply
22 replies to this topic

#16 gayjay86

gayjay86

    Member

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPip
  • 12 posts
  • Name: jay
  • Ford Model: escort
  • Year: 1998
  • Location: Norfolk

Posted 15 August 2014 - 06:32 PM

It seems to do it as you lift off the clutch to take up drive & over bumps.. i was wondering if the pulling to left when changing gear could have anything to do with shock absorbers?? They seem to be fine but my back ones seemed fine and kept goin thru MOT even tho i knew they had had it 2 MOT's ago and altho they seemed fine if you bounced them driving along they used to bang and when we changed them, they were that bad, it had snapped the springs aswell.. but im soo worried about spending too much money that i dont have, to find its not that but summin else if you can understand that.. i cant afford to take it to a garage to get it looked at either.. so i think, its guna be a case of slowly replacing everything bit by bit.. it only gets used for the long runs now, i only drive it around town once a week to keep everything ticking over..

Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...

Sign up to FOC Premium Membership To Remove These Ads

#17 AJRTDDI

AJRTDDI

    Feet Under The Table

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 340 posts
  • Name: antony
  • Ford Model: 1.8 TDDi
  • Year: 2000
  • Location: West Midlands

Posted 15 August 2014 - 08:16 PM

My parents have a galaxy with over 350,000 miles shocks have been gone for 5 years no return when compressed and never failed. Lol

I dont think shocks can cause it car to pull to one side. Is it same side it brakes are sticking

#18 gayjay86

gayjay86

    Member

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPip
  • 12 posts
  • Name: jay
  • Ford Model: escort
  • Year: 1998
  • Location: Norfolk

Posted 15 August 2014 - 08:27 PM

The passenger side brake sticks if ya have to brake hard & it pulls to the right under hard braking & pulls to the left when changing gear.. Very strange.. i think its coz i drive a different (small KA) car around town that im noticing all these faults more i think.. id gotten so used to everything gradually goin that i never payed any attention when it was the only car i was using but after driving a different car, its all way too noticable.. The KA feels like a merc compared to my Escort atm.. lol.. and the strange thing is the KA seats are actually more comfortable on a longer journey than my escorts aswell but theres nothing like my own car to drive tho.. its a nice enough car to drive but i hate driving my mates KA.. lol

#19 AJRTDDI

AJRTDDI

    Feet Under The Table

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 340 posts
  • Name: antony
  • Ford Model: 1.8 TDDi
  • Year: 2000
  • Location: West Midlands

Posted 15 August 2014 - 08:32 PM

U could have too faults by sound of it maybe sticky caliper and driveshaft

#20 gayjay86

gayjay86

    Member

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPip
  • 12 posts
  • Name: jay
  • Ford Model: escort
  • Year: 1998
  • Location: Norfolk

Posted 15 August 2014 - 08:36 PM

Could it have been a dodgy caliper i got then? It will ave to wait til next month now but il ask my dad to strip the caliper down when he does the driveshaft.. do you think it will b ok jus to replace passemger driveshaft or should i replace drivers side at same time.. i know if 1 goes the others prob not far off unless i did damage it.. but if i can jus chamge the pass side to see if it stops it before i spend out on the otherside, it would make findin the money abit more easier, especially if it turns out iv caused damage to gearbox..

#21 AJRTDDI

AJRTDDI

    Feet Under The Table

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 340 posts
  • Name: antony
  • Ford Model: 1.8 TDDi
  • Year: 2000
  • Location: West Midlands

Posted 15 August 2014 - 08:49 PM

If it's sticking yea.. could need sliders Greasing. Yea one driveshaft is fine to change.

#22 gayjay86

gayjay86

    Member

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPip
  • 12 posts
  • Name: jay
  • Ford Model: escort
  • Year: 1998
  • Location: Norfolk

Posted 15 August 2014 - 09:01 PM

Ok kool thankyou.. i will let you kno what we find wrong wi brakes n if a new driveshafts fixes the problem..

#23 glodenspanner

glodenspanner

    Settling In Well

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPip
  • 37 posts
  • Name: des
  • Ford Model: 55 van
  • Year: 2000
  • Location: Lancashire

Posted 03 September 2014 - 02:15 PM

Droplinks maybe they knock n clunk over ruff when rubbers perish

Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...


Not what you're looking for?

Register now, we have a huge community of enthusiasts to answer any questions you might have



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users