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Old 10-19-2012, 02:46 PM   #1
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Engine rattling noise (video inside) Possible Valve Seat?

Hello all, I just purchased a 2000 Ford Focus SE for my friend. It has this rattling noise coming from the engine. I took it to the mechanic and he replaced the timing belt/water pump/timing tensioner but the noise is still here. He said it has a bit of a "cam" noise and that I shouldn't worry too much about it.

I just joined up and did some searching and it seems that a common problem is the Valve Seat dropping. Could this be it? The car drives fine except for that dreaded noise.


If it is indeed the valve seat dropping, can I still drive my car around or is it going to grenade any minute?

Is it possible to get it fixed and if so what am I looking at in terms of price?

Thank you in advance!

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