Wheels Locking Up on Ford Escape

10

Asked by Nov 02, 2016 at 07:00 AM about the 2006 Ford Escape XLT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My front wheels keep locking up, it
appears to mostly be the driver's side
wheel, but it is hard to tell. I check the
calipers and changed the brakes, and the
problem has not only persisted, but gotten
worse. The wheel bearings and hub have
been replaced recently as well. Do I have
faulty wheel bearings? Or is it something
else?

8 Answers

23,260

Did you also replace the brake hoses ?

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Yes, those have been replaced as well. I don't believe it to be a brake issue at all.

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300,105

Does it feel like shuttering like the ABS is activating? Only on sharp turns? Look at the Tone ring that is on the axle assembly. I presume that side ring is cracked from rusting. It looks like a toothed gear. Time to replace it.

10

I wish it was a tone ring, I have replaced both of those as well :(

23,260

So the ABS light staying on or is it off ?

10

The abs light is off. It went off when the tone rings were replaced.

23,260

When wheels lock up jack up front end and support and remove tires loosen caliper bleeder screw then try to turn hub if it spins freely check master cylinder or proportioning valve one of these maybe not working properly since you already changed calipers and brake hoses if still stays tight disconnect ABS connectors at the disconnect and see if that frees up and spins freely if so something is wrong with ABS system.

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3,900

Bad master cylinder or air in system. Did fluid get low enough to allow air in the system?

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