Last post on Jan 10, 2013 at 3:26 PM
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Ford Escort, Engine, Wagon
#172 of 176 Re: starting problems [shootingstar1]
Aug 18, 2012 (8:49 pm)
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
#173 of 176 99 Escort making clicking noise
Oct 09, 2012 (7:45 pm)
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!
#174 of 176 Re: 99 Escort making clicking noise [mrhflrs]
Oct 10, 2012 (10:01 am)
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!).
#175 of 176 Re: ford escort [bmach]
Oct 11, 2012 (11:22 am)
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.
Jan 10, 2013 (3:26 pm)
have spark have gas wont start any help