99 ford escort bad engine noises

Asked by Jul 07, 2014 at 05:38 PM about the 1999 Ford Escort 4 Dr SE Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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 engine i hear like a grinding sound and then the engine kicks in...also sometimes when starting the car there is a clunking sound.....im a single dad and this is my only vehicle i dont have money to buy another or rebuild an engine....so what am i looking at and what hope do i have?

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From your description, I'd say your either low on oil, or your engine is about to give up the ghost. Lets hope it's low on oil.

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