2002 Ford Escort Q&A
2002 Ford Escort Question: Had the head done after the seats dropped into the motor.
lifters may not be pumping up or they may be bad. did a shop assemble the motor or did you do it?? Roy - mastertech6371
On a slightly older Escort 1.9L engine the valve seats usually #4 cylinder used to fall out, strange problem. I see the engine in your car should be a 2.oL. Check compression is even and do a cylinder leakage test to see valves are sealing well. After that look to see oil is pumping around the head and that debris is not stuck in a passageway in the head restricting oil flow that would allow as Roy said the lifters to properly pump up. There is a company that independent auto repair shops get their information from, this same information is available inexpensively for people that work on their own cars.. The information is year make and model specific, covering repair procedures, torque specifications, fluid capacities and specifications, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... Alldata is very easy to navigate http://bit.ly/AllData_Repair_Manuals_Online - patrick mannion