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So I've had this going on for I don't know about a month I'm not sure when it started I only noticed it if I have the windows down and I have like a concrete barrier or something that the sound can echo off of but there's a rattle and I'm pretty positive it's right about under my feet. driver side pedal area but you can tell it's like under the car, or at least that's what it sounds like but the weird thing is it only happens when I let off the gas if I press the gas it stops immediately and it also doesn't seem to happen at lower speeds although I haven't figured out exact speed parameters or range I was debating whether it was a heat shield rattle although I haven't noticed any Loose Shields as best I can see or if there's any rocks or anything in there rattling around. or could it possibly be the exhaust cooling off after I let off the gas but I mean it happens even when I was just barely hitting the gas so I doubt that's it but you know sometimes you get that tinking noise as metal cools but again I doubt it's that since. I looked up rattles but I didn't see anything that was exactly like this but it did seem like in other forms there were quite a few EcoBoost that had something fairly similar but I never saw a solution or what the cause was. Does anyone definitively know or has anyone had this something similar happened and found out what the cause or solution was if you want to offer suggestions that's fine too but please only give a solution if you're sure or like you had some similar happen and you had a solution to work for you I'd love to know about any of those.
 

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Sounds like it could be either a cv joint or half shaft/h.s. seal-any leaks?. When you back off the gas, the axles are now turning the rest of the drive train and the load on them is different than when you are under power. It could also be in the PDU (power distribution unit: think "transfer case") for the same reasons, although I would think the noise would be more right-center, but maybe not.
 

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It actually read about that whenever I was looking for solutions and I never thought about that thanks I guess I'll have to look at those I've never really done much with transmissions and stuff I don't suppose you could tell me exactly what I'm looking for
 

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It actually read about that whenever I was looking for solutions and I never thought about that thanks I guess I'll have to look at those I've never really done much with transmissions and stuff I don't suppose you could tell me exactly what I'm looking for
Sorry I can't be of more help- once I get to the flywheel, my knowledge ends!
 

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Yeah same here but I looked it up online there's actually a really good video of a guy changing out one of the CV axles on the front passenger side on a 14 escape. but I did the test I drove in tight circles lock to lock both ways there was no noise vibration nothing I took the driver front tire off and the play or slop in the CV axle was less than 1/8 of an inch turning in pushing and pulling so I'm starting to wonder if it's not the CV axle I also checked the the boots were it perfect condition no tears nothing even seemed like it was degrading or anything I did find on the heat shield in about the middle of the vehicle one little bit had gotten pushed up against the body so I bent that out and I'm not sure it almost seems like it made a tiny difference so now I am thinking it might be a heat shield I'm going to do some more bending I wanted to drive it on my regular driving speeds first and the rattle is definitely still there so I'm going to bend it all the way out of the way so there's no way that it's touching the body or anything and see if that makes a difference but I'm almost counting the cV join out or I guess I should check all of them maybe I'm just not hearing it from the right one but that's the now
 

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Something else to consider; you might want to have your turbo checked. The blow off valves can sometimes develop issues where they have too much play, and when you let off the gas, you get little rattle noise.
 

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No I checkeda bit back after the noise started but for other reason but it's working perfect diaphragm and all is good. Had some stuff going on but I'm gonna check I think I just have the wrong CV axle it's probably coming from another
 

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Well I officially checked every CV axle dust boot and they are all in perfect condition So back to not having not a clue what's going on although if it matters it doesn't seem like it makes a rattle sound until I'm going at least 30 miles an hour and I have to be letting off the gas or just cruising not on the gas even the tiniest bit of gas makes it go away and I did do the thing where you turn the wheels lock to lock and there was no noises or anything shaft play was good it's super weird. So I'll hopefully have time this weekend to go down the exhaust and see if it's something in there
 

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At this point I'm thinking it's something with the transmission so I hate working on transmission so we'll probably just drive it till something let's go and then go to a junkyard and grab a used tranny throw it on and keep going
 

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At this point I'm thinking it's something with the transmission so I hate working on transmission so we'll probably just drive it till something let's go and then go to a junkyard and grab a used tranny throw it on and keep going
You weren't driving too close to the car in front were you? Your Ford may have caught the coronavirus...:sick:.

We are bunkered down to such an extent in Oz now you need to have an excuse such as doctor, pharmacy or supermarket visit if you are caught outside otherwise you can be heavily fined. :cry:.
 

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Then come Down to AZ where we are still going to salons and playing golf
 

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Yeah we're ridiculous we don't mind closing down schools and parks but God forbid we can't go play golf or get our nails done
 
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