My ford escort wagon se will start but it makes a very loud noise form my valve cover

Asked by Feb 29, 2016 at 11:04 PM about the 1998 Ford Escort 4 Dr SE Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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First things first - check the oil level

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This is most likely an upper end problem. You're going to have to have the valve cover pulled and inspect the valve springs, rocker arms, push rods etc.. as I don't believe the escorts had an overhead cam. Hopefully it's not past that because if the problem is deeper, you'll have to pull the head.

I took the oil cap off and had my wife start it while I look inside no oil came up from the pan to lube my valves so what could it be

My oil is at the full mark

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