Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: I have a Ford Escape 2001 lxt it makes a rattling noise & puts like it's out of gas only when I put it drive & reverse... My daddy

asked by on

I have a Ford Escape 2001 lxt it makes a rattling noise & puts like it's out of gas only when I put it drive & reverse... My daddy say it's the transfer case but my boyfriend & brother says it's the rear end .. I don't know... #HelpPlease
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: The symptoms that you are experiencing ca...


The symptoms that you are experiencing can be produced by a wide variety of issues.

Common problems that cause these symptoms for this vehicle are faulty ignition coils, bad EGR piping, a bad EGR valve, or a clogged catalytic converter.

I would recommend checking those components out, and also scanning the vehicle for trouble codes, before moving on to looking at the transfer case or the rear end.

If you feel like you need assistance with this, enlist a professional mechanic who can diagnose the source of the noise and make the repairs that are necessary.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Engine rattling noise

Hello. It sounds like a pulley for the belts is going bad. The water pump, alternator, power steering pump, or A/C compressor could have a problem as well, that is causing the noise you hear. The worst case scenario is...

Q: Car won't drive over 35 mph

Hi there! Judging by the symptoms, it sounds like the issue may stem from either air metering and fuel delivery, or a badly stretched throttle cable: Over time, the cable that connects the throttle cable to the throttle body...

Q: Warning message on after replacing brakes

Your vehicle has two sets of brake pads. Front pads and rear pads. Depending on which ones were replaced, the other set might need replacing. The other possibility is that you have an issue with a caliper. If the caliper...

Related articles

How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.