WHAT WILL IT COST TO CHANGE A BENT PISTON

  • Tiny
  • jay_911
  • 2001 Ford Focus
  • 128,000 miles

Hi,

I bought a used 2001 Ford Focus almost 1 year ago.
But last couple of weeks its been making a rattling sound in the engine. Sometimes at stops it stalls and the oil light comes on.

I have checked the oil level and that's fine.

what could be the problem? I was thinking a bent piston.
If this is the case, how much could it cost me to repair it?

Saturday, March 31st, 2012 AT 1:47 AM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
  • Expert
  • 25,549 posts

Not the problem. Even if it is a piston, not worth rebuilding. Get a good used engine instead. You would be looking at about 3500-4000 to re build yours.
A good used one for about 1800-2100

Roy

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Saturday, March 31st, 2012 AT 1:53 AM
  • Tiny
  • jay_911
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Hi,

Thanks for the reply.

I know this a little out there, But what do you think could be the problem with it?

Thanks
Jay

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Sunday, April 1st, 2012 AT 2:18 AM
  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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Could be a main or rod bearing. You need a shop to help you identify it for you.

Roy

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Sunday, April 1st, 2012 AT 2:19 AM

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