Last post on May 29, 2013 at 9:45 AM
You are in the Ford Escort Wagon
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Ford Escort, Engine, Wagon
#174 of 178 Re: 99 Escort making clicking noise [mrhflrs]
Oct 10, 2012 (9:01 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 178 Re: ford escort [bmach]
Oct 11, 2012 (10:22 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 (2:26 pm)
have spark have gas wont start any help
May 25, 2013 (2:49 am)
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...
#178 of 178 Re: escort [uaebabes121]
May 29, 2013 (9:45 am)
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.