I developed a loud engine knock in my 2006 Ford escape. When it started we were driving through Texas and it was hot outside. It sounded like a tick at first we had no warning lights coolant was full oil was full and recently changed. We continued to drive it the 100 miles home. The tick by now is a loud horrible knock immediately I think we threw a rod. I watched a video that said to check for water in the oil. None. The next thing was to remove the spark plug wire from each hole one by one and of it kills it the injector is bad? It never killed it it ran rough on the last one removed. Next we removed plugs and discovered one had a burnt looking tip and engine oil on it? Am I on the right track? I am no mechanic but I am not afraid to attempt repair if I clearly understand what I am doing. I am a 50yr old female. I want to kinda no what I am looking at before I find a mechanic. I don't want to be told it needs a new motor when there may be another less expensive fix they don't want to share. Bought car 2month ago still have 200a month payments so I need the truth with options I can check on
You could post a video and then perhaps we can give better advice in the issue.
Check your state consumer laws first -
OK thanks so much for the information. I will check with the dealer although I did not purchase a warranty. STUPID RIGHT.
Sounds like you know plenty more than some mechanics I know - I'm sorry about this but it sounds as if you did throw a rod or two - anyway - check with ignition on to see if oil light works since you should develop a low oil pressure issue shortly- and your oil and coolant levels - if they were at add or lower it spells trouble in high heat situations. A rod knock will be constant and louder under acceleration than at idle and sounds like someone in the engine banging on the inside with a hammer, going up in frequency with higher rpm - you might want to check the accessory drive belt and tensioner as well as harmonic balancer just to be thorough before condemning the engine - I hope it that and not a rod - hope it works out for you - also check your state laws about implied warranties and ask the seller to help out if it needs an engine
If the spark plug tube gasket and Manifold gaskets cause the knocking sound. Help me I am really reaching for an opinion and my next move.