HAMMER BANGING NOISE IN TOP END

  • Tiny
  • dougwerner
  • 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

Sunday, July 15th, 2012 AT 10:43 PM

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  • Tiny
  • hmac300
  • Expert
  • 42,050 posts

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.

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Sunday, July 15th, 2012 AT 11:49 PM

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