Strut Replacement '14 Escape

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Strut Replacement '14 Escape

Postby Kmatt83 - July 29th, 2017, 4:44 pm

At what mileage are you guys replacing your shocks and struts? I have 36k on my '14 and all is well I'm just curious at what point they'll need replacement. Also is there a video out there on how to replace the front struts and the rear shocks? The front struts look like quite a project to undertake.
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Re: Strut Replacement '14 Escape

Postby Puffnstuff - August 11th, 2017, 8:50 am

YouTube is a great resource of information for performing DIY projects and repairs with several channels dedicated to our Escapes. I currently have 152k on my 05 and need to replace my struts and shocks. The front end needs to be partially disassembled to free the steering knuckle from the strut so it can be removed from the vehicle. In the rear you can swap out the shocks with the car on the ground but you have to remove the hatch trim piece and pull the side panels back to expose the top mounting bolt.

If your vehicle continues bouncing when you go over bumps and then return to a smooth surface then they are not doing their job. I've had issues on other vehicles around 36k where my steering wouldn't track right over bumps until I replaced the struts. You can also visually inspect the struts and shocks for leaking oil which is another indication they need to be replaced.
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Re: Strut Replacement '14 Escape

Postby Kmatt83 - September 16th, 2017, 12:39 pm

Yea no videos yet for the '13 to '16 crowd unfortunately. Hopefully at some point someone will make one.....
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Re: Strut Replacement '14 Escape

Postby Michie522 - March 14th, 2019, 7:38 pm

Mine started clicking at about 70k
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