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1999 Ford Escort "Cool" 2dr Coupe ZX2 Cool

1999 Ford Escort
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Front Wheel Drive, 2 Door Coupe, Subcompact
25 mpg city / 33 mpg hwy
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February 9, 2013, 10:51 am

Vero C

Question: my 98 escort was leaking exaust and i replaced the exaust manifold...

My car is driving a little better but the engine is still rattling. My car is standard. Before I replaced the manifold it was hard to change gears...meaning the rpm would go up to four before I was able to change from first gear to second. But its gotten better but my car is rattling still like crazy. What else could be the problem.

February 19, 2013, 8:49 pm

Richard W
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That is a problem with your year make and model. Yoiu can try and get some lifter oil. But most of the time it does not fix the issue. You have to do head work to the engine to get rid of the noise.

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