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HAMMER BANGING NOISE IN TOP END

1995 Ford Escort • 200,000 miles

Car was running ok sat for an hour and on start-up it sounds like a little monkey is beating a hammer in the top end checked oil it was very low added 2.5 qts and she drove it home 5 mi is this a valve prob or maybe a cam sohc 1.9 engine
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Dougwerner
July 15, 2012.



Ya it sounds like it's a cam/follower going bad, probably due to the lack of oil as you had to add 2.5 qts. This would only hold 5 qts at the very most.

Hmac300
Jul 15, 2012.