What a day! My sons birthday was yesterday. He turned two. My wife and I were on our way to jumping monkey for him to play. I turn the corner heard a pop my rpms jumped and my truck started to tilt to the right. I looked in the mirror and saw the rear passenger tire and axle shaft rolling down the side of the road. I'm waiting to hear back on an estimate to get it fixed. I wanted to see if anyone else had a similar problem and what I should expect the cost to be. To top it off my wife's escape started acting up. She said it started after she got gas a few days ago. It was sluggish and would sputter. At first I thought maybe it was just bad gas but noticed last night when it'd sputter the battery light would flicker. My first gas was an alternator. God I hope not. It's a huge pain to swap the alternator out on the escape. This morning her car started and idled fine. She called me and said it was shaking really bad and the check engine light came on. We just did spark plugs two years ago. Maybe it's the coil boot. Who knows. Just really really frustrating.