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I am the owner of a 2008 Ford Fusion SE. NEVER had any

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Hello Pearl, I am the owner of a 2008 Ford Fusion SE. NEVER had any problems with my car. My engine light cam on about 10 days ago and I also hear rattling in the top of my engine. When I accelerate from 0-20 I hear the engine sound like it's racing. I don't lose power an the car seems to accelerate just find. I am very concerned about what can be causing the rattling noise in my engine and how to find out what's causing it.
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the fuel filters?
Customer: There have been no replacements on the car so everything is 2008. No I didn't check the fuel filters
JA: What is the model of your '08 Ford?
Customer: SE 4 door sedan
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I have taken to a mechanic in my area and am trying to have repairs done myself
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Hello Pearl???
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 3 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose) I prefer working afternoon till just after midnight.

Can you have it scanned so I know which code is stored? If not most pats stores will scan or free.

Is the rattle from the engine occurring while under throttle or load like on a hill or accelerating up a hill? If so then we need to diagnose spark knock.

Is the rattle from the engine occurring most all the time? If so then this can be a oil pressure, or valve train issue, or oil sludge issue that we need to diagnose.

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Thanks Moose.