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Publication Date: October 1, 2004

1997-1998 F-250 LD
1997-2003 F-150


Some 1997-2003 F-150 vehicles equipped with any engine, and 1997-1998 F-250 LD vehicles equipped with the 5.4L engine, may exhibit a ticking or knocking noise coming from the catalytic converters. The noise may be described as sounding like a diesel engine. The condition will be present when the vehicle is in gear at idle only, and is more pronounced when the vehicle is stationary, such as sitting in a drive-through line. The noise is normal, and is created by engine pulses being amplified through the light-off converters.


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