Engine Mechanical problem
1997 Ford Escort 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 87,500 miles
A few months ago, soon into my way to work, the check engine soon light came on; detected 4th cylinder misfire; no repair made; later when radiator leaked and was replaced, mechanic concluded misfire issue is intermediate. Yesterday morning, the car was shaky on the start and I gave a bit of gas a couple of times to keep it from stalling out, and the check engine soon light came on so I had it towed to my mechanic. Now, I'm told its the valve lifters; $1,000 job, but that this morning the started with no problem. Mechanic is keeping it a few days to experience how its going. Do you know if my mechanic's valve lifter diagnosis is correct? Thanks.
Wednesday, December 31st, 2008 AT 2:41 PM