Question about 1998 Ford Escort
You haven't put enough details to where you here the noise front/rear/engine etc
but ill have a guess and say have you checked your wheel bearings?...they tend to rumble when worn but generally you hear them more at 50mph..and get worse over time.
jack up wheel so its off the ground......grab top of the wheel and also grab the bottom of the wheel and rock top and bottom at the same time.....any movement you feel will mean bearings have gone...also give them a spin and see if you hear a noise has it spins
Posted on Jul 10, 2009
ITS MOST PROB THE BOTTOM ARM MAIN BUSHES WORN THIS IS COMMON WITH MOST FORDS
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
noise is caused by lack of oil to lifters, or worn timeing chain. if noise is from lifters it should go away wit proper oil level, if still there needs timeing chain.
Posted on Mar 31, 2009
your ECU is faulty.
New ECU and voila problem fixed
ohh ECU= engine control unit
secondhand with do just fine.
get it fitted by professional
Posted on Apr 16, 2009
sound like an internal engine problem. either one or more of the pistons has "piston slap" and that knocking will diminish as the engine warms up or possibly a rod bearing is worn out. have a tech do a manual oil pressure test to make sure the oil pump and main bearings are ok. piston slap or knock that decreases when the engine warms up is not that serious, but a rod bearing knock or possible oil pump failure should be taken care of asap.
Posted on Oct 29, 2009
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