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  • ENGINE COMPARTMENT NOISE - "BUZZING OR KNOCKING" - RIGHT FRONT OF ENGINE - AFTER STARTING - 4.9L ENGINES - F-SERIES BUILT FROM 8/1/94 THROUGH 10/15/95 - ECONOLINE BUILT FROM 8/15/94 THROUGH 10/15/95
  • NOISE - "BUZZING OR KNOCKING" - RIGHT FRONT OF ENGINE - AFTER STARTING - 4.9L ENGINES - F-SERIES BUILT FROM 8/1/94 THROUGH 10/15/95 - ECONOLINE BUILT FROM 8/15/94 THROUGH 10/15/95
Publication Date: JANUARY 2, 1997

LIGHT TRUCK:
1995-1996 ECONOLINE, F-150-350 SERIES

This TSB article is being republished in its entirety to update the part to latest level and revise Figure 1.

ISSUE:

A "buzzing, rattling or chattering" noise may be coming from the right front of the engine compartment at idle, especially after a warm start. After 30-120 seconds, the noise stops. A cold engine may also exhibit a "knocking" noise. This may be due to the air check valve diaphragm pulsating which causes the various noises. The check valve may also cause back pressure, resulting in a knocking noise on some vehicles when cold.

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