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post #74 of (permalink) Old 16th July 2008
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1.9 DCi clacking sound

Hi, I'm new to this forum and not sure if this is the right place to post. A friend has a Laguna 1.9 CDI on an 01 or 02 plate (not sure which) and the engine has developed a loud clacking noise from the top of the engine. Sounds cam related and the noise developed about two weeks after a service at a Ford garage (this is in Spain BTW). We took the car back to Fords who said the engine was blown and needed replacing. Having said the price of 2500 euros was too much, they came back with a price of 1200 euros to re-build the top end. Seems to me new cams and followers would be the worst case repair but not having any work shop manuals at the moment, I'm guessing. Has anyone had a similar experience with their 1.9CDi or any suggestions as to the problem. The clacking noise is quite loud and seems too loud for a collapsed hydraulic lifter.
Cheers Kev
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