1999 Ford Escort LX, car sounds like marbles dropping on glass
My 1999 Ford Escort LX engine light came on, oil was down 3 quarts. oil light failed to alert me to this. The car was losing power, misfiring, and finally died. Now it makes a loud sound like marbles hitting in the bottom of a glass jar, or a pipe running down a chain length fence. Could this be the timing belt? Or is it probably a valve or rod? How do i find out??
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Water in gas, plugged fuel injector, plugged fuel filter, bad plugs or wires. Its tune-up time! Start with the easy stuff and go from there. Hopefully it's an easy fix.
Could also be plugged catalytic convertercatalytic converter or bad torque converter
cut off switch could still be bad. First my sure gas is getting to the engine....if so then this indicates that fuel system is working properly. Sounds like car may not be firering. Things that could cause this is coil bad, ingnition modual failed or maybe pickup coil."sensor maybe some where..timing out which would indicate timing belt or chain or gears are broke......Keep in mind these are just some things that could cause your problem and gives you ideal what to look for........hope this info helps and good luck....Please rate this post and if you need more help then fill free to contact me and we will try to get ya back on the road......
DONT overfill the oil..If its overfull,,DRAIN immediately..You WILL do damage if its 3 quarts over..Sounds like a possible oil pressure sensor..If it makes a ticking sound at idle or tries to overheat,,you may have a oil pressure problem..The suction screen on your pump could also be stopped up...I f you havent been changing the oil at the right intervals ,,try to run some engine flush and drain the oil and see if that helps..Follow the directions on the flush,,and do not drive it while flushing it,,this could also do damage..If the flush doesnt work,,and you cant check your oil pressure,,than i would try replacing the sensor..Worse case senerio your oil pump is bad...
if you have oil leaking that severe, chances are that one of your spark plug holes have oil in them causing your misfire..in that case it would sound that you need to replace your valve cover gasket
to check pull one by one you ignition wire up from valve cover and check for oil in hole and on boot