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Hi, I’m Chris. Welcome and thanks for asking your question!
Tires are the most common reason for road noise in the Escape. Rub your hand across the top of the tire feeling all the tread lugs from the inside to the outside. All should be flat and not leaning or feathered, especially the front tires. If the tires are fine then its one of the wheel bearings to blame. In this case it needs to be ran in gear on a rack and the back of the hub bearings need to be listened to using a stethoscope.
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