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Engine making sloshing sound

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Apr 7, 2009, 7:51 AM

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I drive a 2000 ford escort and it's got 88,000 miles on it. Last night it started making a sloshing/scraping sound when I'm idling at a stop light. If I sit idle long enough, the car starts to jerk and sounds like the engine will die. Any advice on what this might be and what I should do?

(I don't know cars or their sounds)

Tom Greenleaf
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Apr 7, 2009, 11:52 AM

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Wild guess: You may be hearing coolant bubbles thru heater core and may be low on coolant. Worth a look at all fluid levels and if one found low find out WHY!

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