Audible ticking noise while idling

25

Asked by Nov 03, 2011 at 02:49 PM about the 1991 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi guys I have a 1991 Escort I bought from my neighbor for 50 bucks as he just wanted it out of his yard.  It ran beautifully for about two months, then after an oil change, spark plug change, air and fuel filter change, I have an audible tick in the engine only while idling.  The noise goes away while driving but the car misses like crazy throughout all the gears.  It is a 1.9L.  Any ideas?

3 Answers

pull valve cover off,see if a rocker is off,was a common problem on this engine.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
25

Sounds like the tappets mate. they under air filter n rocker cover. common prob nothing to worry about.

bet a rocker has came off.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 99 ford escort bad engine noises 1 answer

    my 99 ford escort se is making a tapping or ticking noise when idling or driving slow... it goes away when im driving at regular speeds,but if i try to pic up speed or am sitting still revving the eng...

    1999 Ford Escort 4 Dr SE Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1997 ford escort wagon idles rough- in cycles. I can hear a click just before every time it gets rough... How fix? 2 answers

    Click seems to be somewhere under dash... cycles on off- the idle smoothes out then goes rough again. The power seems to cycle the same as I drive on the highway, or up hills...

    1997 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Wagon

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • idle

    My question is when the idle increases after being warm and stays above 1500rpm why is that hsppening?

    1998 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Cool Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Idling 2 answers

    Idling really rough and died a couple times. And driving just as rough almost feels like it's missing .

    2000 Ford Escort STD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • new timing chain put in and still making ticking noise 6 answers

    Just installed new timing chain, rods and lifters. Car still makes ticking noise. Need feedback on what to do I'm at a standstill

    2001 Ford Mustang

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Escort

Looking for a Used Escort in your area?

CarGurus has 334 nationwide Escort listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Ford Escort Questions

Ford Escort Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,000
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 870
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 420
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
472 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford Taurus
246 Great Deals out of 20,434 listings starting at $699
Used Honda Civic
657 Great Deals out of 88,603 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Explorer
946 Great Deals out of 72,518 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Fiesta
139 Great Deals out of 17,040 listings starting at $3,095
Used Honda Accord
813 Great Deals out of 84,287 listings starting at $1,050
Used Toyota Camry
999 Great Deals out of 90,916 listings starting at $650
Used Toyota Corolla
784 Great Deals out of 73,831 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Ranger
197 Great Deals out of 5,805 listings starting at $1,650
Used Ford F-150
2,195 Great Deals out of 206,316 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Cavalier
1,000 listings

Used Cars For Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.