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I have a 2013 Ford escape and every time I press on the breaks it's makes a fluttering vibrating noise.
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Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 11 months ago
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Hi Im David, thanks for visiting the site. Is it sound like a fart? (we call that the abs fart)

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Not really, it's an annoying fluttering noise that vibrates and you can hear it which makes passengers nervous.
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 11 months ago

can you fell it through the breal pedal? do the pedal want to kickback?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
you can feel it through the pedal… Not sure about the kickback.
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 11 months ago

is it a fast vibrating flutter?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
No.
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 11 months ago

ok then is it a pulsation?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Sorry, it is a vibrating flutter which is what I said before.
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 11 months ago

ok, then you have unwanted abs activation. the wheel speed sensors need removed and cleaned and reinstalled.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
That makes no sense. The abs indicator lights does not come on and neither does the brake lights.
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Relist: Inaccurate answer.
Ford Mechanic: Mike V., Auto Service Technician replied 11 months ago
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HI there

New expert here.

Does the noise come from the front or rear of the car?

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Ford Mechanic: Mike V., Auto Service Technician replied 11 months ago

Also, does it happen just before the car actually stops? Or as soon as you press the brakes?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
It's coming from the front of the car… The brakes, and it happens as soon as I put my foot on the break.
Ford Mechanic: Mike V., Auto Service Technician replied 11 months ago

Ok, sorry for the delay in my reply I stopped to take a dinner brake.

It sounds like you have a problem with the front rotors being warped. Usually the false abs activation happens just before you come to a stop. This won't turn on the abs or brake light because even though there is false activation, as far as the abs computer is concerned, it's doing it's job of an abs stop.

There isn't a lot up there that would make any kinds of noise, but if the front rotors are warped it can cause some noise up there. I would have the brakes inspected, not just that the pads are thick enough, but also make sure there isn't any issue with the caliper sliders or the brake pads being frozen in the caliper brackets. This can and will cause the rotors to overheat and warp.

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