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leeklimala
12-06-2004, 02:21 PM
Before I begin operating, I'd like to have some input from the senior surgeons on a possible diagnosis.

The symptoms:
1) a sporadic bump or burp in the engine (sucks a dollar back up at the tailpipe) no ticking or ratteling noise at the engine, sometimes about 1 sec after WOT the car falls on its face for a second or so then pick back up. No smoke or other symptoms of bad HG's or leaky valve seals.

I've been told it might be a bent or burnt valve. But wouldn't that cause a constant bumping and not sporaddical bumps?

Other ideas:
Timing chain is stretched
Cam sensor malfunction
Faulty wiring somewhere

Would a code reader be able to help in this situation?

Your input is vital gentlemen. The very life of this car is hanging in the balance? (I.E. I don't have the time or money to do it again)

Thanks,
Dr. Donethisbeforeonlyonceanddontwanttobotchthisup

leeklimala
12-07-2004, 06:26 PM
I'd really appreciate some input please. I'd hate to rebuild or buy new heads and find out some sensor is shot. Thanks.

joew623
12-07-2004, 06:47 PM
It would probably be cheaper to pay ford garage the 75 bucks to tell you whats wrong before you go that deep. from what you are describing i wouldnt think it would be in the motor. Hows your fuel filter / pump ? I would definately try a code reader for a hint.