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Old 06-09-2014, 10:32 AM
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Hey guys. I just purchased an 05 f150 with the 5.4L Triton. I don't remember hearing the ticking during my 2 test drives, but after signing the papers and parking it in the garage I definitely hear the ticking. Only at idle, goes away at higher engine rpm. I'm still under the 3000mi/60day used car lemon law for NY state. How should I approach this with the dealer?
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Old 06-09-2014, 03:51 PM
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I just purchased an 06 a few weeks ago as well. The salesman told me that all the 5.4's have a tick due to one of the joints in the exhaust, but it does go away after things get warmed up. Up to you, but I wouldn't worry about it too much.
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Old 06-09-2014, 04:12 PM
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Sounds like normal 5.4 ticking to me. I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 06-10-2014, 12:29 AM
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my 2006 does the same,
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:35 AM
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So there's no danger of any failure from the ticking? It's super annoying sounding.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:20 AM
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If its the right exhaust manifold have it fixed by the dealer. Its probably an exhaust leak. Mine ticks to until shes warm. I keep putting it off cuz i know its a manifold leak.
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I've never heard an exhaust leak make a ticking noise. It does it when it's warm, under 1200RPM. Seems to be louder the longer I run the truck.
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Goes away above 1200 rpm and is just a tick you're fine. If you hear metal in metal type noise that's obviously bad.
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