Escort Wishbone? - Richteo
Hi everyone, I hope someone can help with this problem. I have a 91 Escort 1.4. The problem is that when taking up drive there is a noticible jerkiness, like slack is being taken up somewhere in the drivetrain. It is also noticable when you lift off and then accelerate sharply whilst in gear.

A friend tells me that the lower wishbone bushes wear quickly on these cars and that they may cause similar problems. Looking underneath the rubber by the balljoint (is that the bush?) is split on the offside. In addition to this heaving the suspension forwards on the offside results in movement of maybe 0.5 cm. This doesn't happen on the nearside.

What else could cause this movement, and if it isn't the wishbone what else could it be? Also what kind of price would I be looking at to replace a wishbone, backstreet garage, not Ford Obviously!

Sorry for the overly-long post, words are not really my strong point! Any help graetfully received.

Rich
Escort Wishbone? - big davey
you have ford wishboneitus, very common fault on fords are the wishbone bushes, what your saying above is the classic ford wishbone bush gone. up north here a wishbone for that car is
£11.99 plus vat and thats the wishbone, ball joint and the bushes, and expect to pay 1 hours labour although can be done in half an hour.
Escort Wishbone? - Richteo
Thanks for your reply. Will get it seen to this week. Funny thing is it passed its MOT last week and only needed a new headlamp bulb. I would have thought that this is a fail point.

Rich

 

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