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Old 09-01-2014, 07:55 PM   #11
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Last weekend when I took the family to the Zoo, I turned the washer fluid on to wash the windows. It worked for about 2 seconds, and then died. I found that the pump was still working, and when it was, there was washer fluid coming out of the inner fender.

I dug into it tonight, and found this:


So, I fixed it:
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The Escape has developed a "clunk" when it starts, goes into a forward gear, and gradually got to where it clunked when it shifted. It is very common for the rear (meaning closest to the firewall) motor mount to fail first. That was my first intuition when it started happening. However, as I watched the motor when I had my Wife start it and go through the gears, it was obvious the noise was coming from the front mount, closest to the radiator. I picked one up through Amazon for about 22 dollars, 2 day shipped, which was about 1/3 of Autozone's price.

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So, I crawled under the Escape..... and I found one of the bolts was loose. That means I can just tighten it up, right?



Uhhhh.... no dice on "just tightening" it. Because this:



Did THIS:



And the other side is even tighter. So, apparently the guy that used to work for my Buddy had his head clear up his anal cavity when he put the mount back on. I just went and got a new bolt and cinched it up good and tight. I'll mess with the mount on another day when I can go use a lift at my Buddy's shop.
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Got some new rotors for the Escape from Rock Auto today. I got them both for 45 dollars shipped.

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My fronts rusted on I had to take a cut off wheel in my 4 1/2 grinder and cut the rotor to get it off. On mine and my Moms
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My OEM set was stuck on pretty good too. I made some nice marks in them getting them off. The set that's on there now is actually the 2nd set, and I haven't had issues since I put some grease on the back side.
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If you plan on keeping it for any length of time, you might want to change those bolts out for studs...

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What bolts do you mean?
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The ones that hold the mount on, that broke your extension, that looked like it was stripped/cross threaded...

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Oh, OK. I thought you were talking about the brakes. The motor/transaxle mount actually has nuts welded to it, so I just bought new bolts. I had my Buddy put the new mount in when he did the transmission.
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I swapped out the rotors and pads on Tuesday night. I noticed that the tires are down to the tread bar, and I doubt they'll pass inspection (due in 5 days). So I got to thinking that I've got these 05 Mustang wheels sitting here. Turns out the bolt pattern is the same. The Mustang tires are exactly 1/8" shorter than the Escape. So, I think I'm going to try and locate some 16 inch rims for the Escape to put these tires on. In the meantime, I'll use the Mustang wheels to pass inspection.
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