I have a 2008 Ford Escape XLT V6. About a year ago I had the front sway bar link, outer tie rod end, and both left and right lower control arms replaced. About 2 months following the repair I noticed that the car was sticking once put in drive or reverse. By sticking I mean once in gear, it will not move unless given some gas, even on an incline. It will also make a loud rubbing noise from the front passenger side. I didn't need the car, got company vehicle, so I let it sit till I was ready to fix. Now I need it for my son. Any suggestions to this predicament? Thanks folks!

Asked by Aug 01, 2017 at 02:01 PM about the 2008 Ford Escape XLT V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

8 Answers


Maybe the brakes are dragging.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

I've removed tire and I know I need new break pads. However, if I loosed the bleed line and move the car, the tension is gone. The break line seems to be working just fine when I move the caliper with the bleed open so that's not it. Could it be the caliper itself? The pistons slide nicely as well.


Maybe the flex hose is bad. They can deteriorate inside and block the fluid movement.


First of all it is brakes NOT breaks. Secondly it is either the caliper or the brake hose. I would replace both and properly bleed the brakes.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

That's the breaks!


..you two stop braking this guys **lls

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

First, thanks Bob for correcting my spelling of "brakes" I know being word perfect is important while getting assistance in a diagnosis. Ill remember next time to spell check anything else I place on here. Just for you Bob. Secondly, I replaced the caliper and "brake" hose. I also went ahead and replaced both rotors and new pads. Problem solved. Thanks for all your help guys, even you Bob!


You're welcome. Just trying to make you look well educated. Glad the problem is resolved.

Your Answer


Looking for a Used Escape in your area?

CarGurus has 5,600 nationwide Escape listings starting at $1,215.

Postal Code:

Ford Escape Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
  • #2
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Edge
136 Great Deals out of 2,315 listings starting at $4,800
Used Honda CR-V
51 Great Deals out of 2,566 listings starting at $1,997
Used Ford Explorer
51 Great Deals out of 1,446 listings starting at $2,800
Used Toyota RAV4
50 Great Deals out of 3,205 listings starting at $2,495
Used Chevrolet Equinox
126 Great Deals out of 5,842 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Fusion
141 Great Deals out of 2,121 listings starting at $995
Used Nissan Rogue
46 Great Deals out of 2,866 listings starting at $3,000
Used Ford F-150
492 Great Deals out of 10,166 listings starting at $3,450
Used Ford Focus
112 Great Deals out of 2,724 listings starting at $1,100
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
101 Great Deals out of 2,820 listings starting at $1,500
Used Kia Sorento
147 Great Deals out of 2,366 listings starting at $1,200
Used Hyundai Tucson
45 Great Deals out of 2,200 listings starting at $2,350
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
26 Great Deals out of 861 listings starting at $3,900
Used Jeep Liberty
10 Great Deals out of 184 listings starting at $1,495

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Escape For Sale
245 listings starting at $25,698
2017 Ford Escape For Sale
20 Great Deals out of 2,588 listings starting at $18,900
2016 Ford Escape For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 126 listings starting at $17,995
2015 Ford Escape For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 385 listings starting at $11,995
2014 Ford Escape For Sale
32 Great Deals out of 744 listings starting at $7,940

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.