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Ford Escort Engine Problems



  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,391
    From where was it leaking, did you notice? When you crank it now, does it make any odd noises? When you checked the plugs, there was no mechanical damage there?

    It almost sounds like you threw a rod, but I can't imagine it cranking without any untoward noises if that were the case. Have you checked the oil to determine if it is clean (uncontaminated with antifreeze)?
  • what i did i put a push button on my 1991 escort it work 98 percent o f the time. waitng to see in winter time
  • Everytime I accelerate too quickly my engine makes a very distince clicking noise, as if something is caught on some sort of fan and is spinning around and around. I know nothing about cars whatsoever, but I know that it is something in the engine, and that it only happens when I accelerate too quickly, continue to accelerate uphill, and it will continue to click when I am parked. Up until one point when the engine makes this really awful sound my car is fine, but that point on it continues to click click click click... I'm not sure what to do! It honestly runs fine it's just this awful noise I'm concerned about and sometimes it smells of burnt rubber... I'm a college student who works two jobs...this car is my life, HELP PLEASE!
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,391
    This is an odd symptom. It is tied to the activity of the engine, yet continues to make the noise even after the engine is shut off? Or, am I misunderstanding and you when you say "it will continue to click when I am parked," you mean to say you are stopped but the engine is idling?

    I'm wondering if you have a damaged valve or valve seat that is causing this issue.

    How is power vs. what you remember? Still good? Maybe do a quick compression test on it and observe the behavior of the gauge as the engine cranks. If you get immediate, consistent pressure out of all the cylinders, it probably isn't a valve issue.

    I used to have pinging issues in mine when I pushed it, but those are much more subtle than a "click click click" and go away immediately when I stopped pushing it (or made it to the top of the hill!).
  • I own a '99 Ford Escort ZX2 and after all the research that I have done, all I have ever seen is that all 2.0 Liter DOHC engines have Hydraulic lifters. I hope this helps.
  • have spark have gas wont start any help
  • I'm having some problems here, I replaced my thermostat today and it didn't fix my first problem. My needle for the C/H on the gauges barely moves and I mean barely, I noticed that my car hogs up alot of gas and I read online that this could be causing it so I wanted to fix that for sure...

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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,391
    The thermostat is generally the device that regulates when coolant is allowed to freely flow through the engine, and triggers upon the car reaching operating temperature (generally pre-set to 185-195 degrees F). The temperature sending unit is the sensor that interacts with the dash gauge.

    As for the car using a lot more fuel than expected, that could be numerous things interacting, and is difficult to gauge by the description provided. Without far more information, there's really not much to go on here.
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