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2000 Ford Escort Question: What would cause the motor to make a clanging noise and cut out and stall

 

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Wolfman427, 2.0L 4 Cylinder DOHC, Butler, PA, July 07, 2013, 17:15
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The vehicle was making the noise and it did it today I lost all power and the vehicle stalled and will not re fire. It cranks but won't fire and when I am cranking it you can here it pop a little in the tail pipe. The noise came when the vehicle was in gear and warmed up if I let off the gas it quit or if I put it in neutral it quit.I haven't lost any oil or antifreeze, both levels are fine. I just changed the oil Friday and used SAE 10 W 40 because the car has 117,000 miles on it.

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