Having problems with your 2005 Ford Escape ?

Loud clicking noise coming from engine when at high rpms. I have a stick. The noise happens just as I'm about to shift from 1st to 2nd, 2nd to 3rd, 3rd to 4th. Doesn't happen much in 4th gear or at all in 5th gear, but that could be because I don't hit a high rpm level in those gears. Doesn't happen at all until car is warmed up. Got oil changed and noise was drastically reduced, but is still present. To my very inexperienced ears, it sounds like maybe one of the four cylinders is rattling?

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 24-01-2022

Answers :

Sounds like the rockers or lifters have some play due to wear.you don`t say what rpm you are shifting at other than high rpm.by changing the oil you have increased the viscosity of the oil as its new and not dirty and thin and cold oil is thicker than warm oil.you might want to try a heavier oil to see if it helps.you may not get this noise out unless you replace components or adjustment of rockers if they are adjustable.if its not very bad you may have to live with it.
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