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2001 FORD FOCUS LOAD TICKING NOISE

OK SO I JUST BAUGHT A 2001 FORD FOCUS AND HERE IT IS THREE DAYS LATER THERE IS A VERY LAUD TICKING RATTLING SOUND FROM UNDER THE HOOD BY THE ENGINE THE OIL IS FINE AND NO LEAKS AND WHEN YOU START IT ITS BOGS AND DIES SOME TIMES ITS LAUD HELP MY HUSBAND THOUGHTIT MAY BE A LIFTER BUT HIS DAD SAID HE DIDNT THINK IT COULD BE THAT

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It very well can be that depending on the severity of the ticking noise, if it sounds like its coming from the top of the engine, place your hand on it only when you first start it up and if you can feel it knocking slightly and if the noise dies away once warmed up id say its your lifter, if its a heavier knocking rather than a ticking and comes from below or bottom end of engine it may be big end bearing, not good. try putting some engine treatment through the engine oil and make sure you run it in as directions state then change the oil and filter and see if that helps :)

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There are some metal brackets that wrap around your lifters. They get old and brake pull the valve cover off and see. Spi engines is 3 bolts on valve cover and the engine mount on the left. Make sure to put a floor jack under the oil pan to hold the engine up.

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