Engine Mechanical problem
2001 Ford Escort 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 116000 miles
I own a 2001 Ford Escort I was heaing a spitting sound and the car would run a little rough at a stop then I went to work and shut the car off after work started fine drove about 3 blocks and stopped at a store got back in the car and tried to start it and it made a pop sound and would not turn over at all. Wait a few moments and tried again it turned over and started but is running really rough and making a loud tappin noise in the engine had it towed home told it was the timming belt so I tried to retime it using the same belt to mke sure its the problem (can see clean black marks on bottem parts of the lobes on the belt) Started it still making tapping sound. Removed spak plaugs to inspect the tops of the pistons number 3 plug has a bent anode tops of pistons look ine from what I can see. Replaced plugs and idles norma but still making tapping sound. Sounds like something is in the cylinder bouncing around or the piston is hitting something. Not sure whats going on can anyone give me some where to start at I'm down to one car and me and my wife both work need help ASAP! Thanks
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Tuesday, March 18th, 2008 AT 2:41 AM