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well, my engine is toast, a shop said i didn't have compression in 2 cylinders, and that is was a problem with the valve train. i what should i do to fix it, i was figuring swapping an intact head from a junkyard escort would fix it, or is there an easier way to do it. also, could my cylinders be messed up as well, the car isn't leaking any fluids so far.

what should i do, and what do i need to do :oops: , its a 95 escort wagon
 

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Schwaebz said:
well, my engine is toast, a shop said i didn't have compression in 2 cylinders, and that is was a problem with the valve train. i what should i do to fix it, i was figuring swapping an intact head from a junkyard escort would fix it, or is there an easier way to do it. also, could my cylinders be messed up as well, the car isn't leaking any fluids so far.

what should i do, and what do i need to do :oops: , its a 95 escort wagon
Is the timing belt broken? If so, you could easily swap a new belt on the thing relatively cheaply, since it's a non-interference motor....

HTH!

C ya,
Dutch
 

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no compression in 2 cylinders? are they next to each other? could be a head gasket.

also could be a dropped valve seat, and it went across to the next cylinder.
 

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no compression in 2 cylinders? are they next to each other? could be a head gasket.

also could be a dropped valve seat, and it went across to the next cylinder.
like he said, find out if they are next to each other first before you decide what to do. otherwise it is an uninformed decision.
 

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If you keep the car, the existing engine head will have to come off in any case - to fix the problem having those symptoms. I.E. "No compression in 2 cylinders". Are you going to do the work yourself?
If its a 'dropped valve seat', the bits of the broken valve seat being crushed between the head and the piston can damage the piston, besides making it look pocked - and the only way to check that damage is to take the piston(s) out, which means pulling the engine.
If its a bad head gasket, then installing another head (or getting the current head rebuilt) might be all that is needed, but the engine could stay where it is. But if the car has a lot of miles on it (like over 200,000) - it might be as well to get the engine rebuilt, or put in a junkyard engine, (but gets its head rebuilt anyway).
 

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Schwaebz said:
well, my engine is toast, a shop said i didn't have compression in 2 cylinders, and that is was a problem with the valve train. i what should i do to fix it, i was figuring swapping an intact head from a junkyard escort would fix it, or is there an easier way to do it. also, could my cylinders be messed up as well, the car isn't leaking any fluids so far.

what should i do, and what do i need to do :oops: , its a 95 escort wagon
It's a question of what do you want to do. I pulled the engine in my '95 wagon because the PO overheated it. It's not difficult but you need to decide how much you are willing to spend befor eyou go this rout or any other.

Other alternatives are to find a good JY engine and drop it in or convert to the 2.0.

Pull the head - check out the damage and go from there
 
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