I have a 2005 Ford Escape. Going over bumps, I get a loud banging noise from the rear struts. There’s play when I grab the upper part of the shock. Is there a fix for this?
I had a 2005 Escape XLT (FWD) that may have had a similar issue, based on your brief description of your issue. What ended up happening was the whole upper shock mount on the passenger rear ended up rusting out, causing the shock to not have any support on the top, and causing a very unsafe condition. It didn't pop into the passenger compartment, but made an awful banging and metal flexing noise over any uneven surface. There really wasn't any reasonable way to repair (at least not any repair that was within the justifiable budget range of a 12 year old vehicle), so we traded it in for a newer used vehicle.
In your case, I'd suggest taking it to a qualified mechanic for them to diagnose, as it could either be a rusted out shock mount, a broken shock, and there isn't enough information in your post to know what's going on, especially without pictures.