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Old 02-08-2019, 10:53 PM
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The infamous 6.2 Ticking noise

Guy I am lost, there is so much I have read about the 6.2L ticking noise. So many causes and so many people saying itís normal. I just donít think it ďnormalĒ if I can hear it; even faintly, from inside the cab then something isnít right. Ok so I heard it from the first time this morning. 27 degrees, would have an rpm following tick until 1500 rpm then it goes away. Non tempature specific. Drive ability is perfectly. Fuel mileage is normal, trucks runs normal, and it only happens at idle in part. Sound like it is coming from the center of the motor under the intake. Truck is a 2017 with 60,000 and a 5w30 ford job on it, certified pre owned with full warranty until 100,000. Just want to go to the ford house prepared with knowledge. Whatís your thoughts! And yes blinker fluid is full and wiper pressure has been checked.
 
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Old 02-08-2019, 11:00 PM
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Guy I am lost, there is so much I have read about the 6.2L ticking noise. So many causes and so many people saying itís normal. I just donít think it ďnormalĒ if I can hear it; even faintly, from inside the cab then something isnít right. Ok so I heard it from the first time this morning. 27 degrees, would have an rpm following tick until 1500 rpm then it goes away. Non tempature specific. Drive ability is perfectly. Fuel mileage is normal, trucks runs normal, and it only happens at idle in part. Sound like it is coming from the center of the motor under the intake. Truck is a 2017 with 60,000 and a 5w30 ford job on it, certified pre owned with full warranty until 100,000. Just want to go to the ford house prepared with knowledge. Whatís your thoughts! And yes blinker fluid is full and wiper pressure has been checked.
if you can hear it in the cab with the windows rolled up i would say you have a problem. Windows up idling and driving mine is cadillac quiet from the drivers seat. Slight tick at idle outside of the truck seems pretty normal from all 6.2ís that i have been around. Ticking under load while driving is no bueno. Start it up and crawl inder the truck and listen around the exhaust manifolds and down pipes the best you can. Get your olí lady to up the idle and hold it there and see if you can locate the noise from under the truck. Try to eliminate possible exhaust leak before thinking the worst.
 
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Old 02-08-2019, 11:10 PM
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I know I had a slight exhaust tick all along but it just seems to sound more matallic sounding almost like a hammer on plastic than exhaust sound. I have not seen anything that could be making the noise so far. When I say I can here it in the cab I can just barely hear it. Itís so faint but I can hear it. Hoping not a flat spot on a cam or Gawled up roller
 
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Old 02-08-2019, 11:11 PM
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Also there is zero tick when driving what so ever
 
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Old 02-08-2019, 11:17 PM
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Get your olí lady to up the idle and hold it there and see if you can locate the noise from under the truck. Try to eliminate possible exhaust leak before thinking the worst.
Ummm.......ya' might wanna check to see how her day's goin' before you do that if ya know what I mean. Just sayin'!
 
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Old 02-08-2019, 11:33 PM
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Ummm.......ya' might wanna check to see how her day's goin' before you do that if ya know what I mean. Just sayin'!
LOFL!!!! Eeeeí gaaaadsí i have never even thought about that!!!!!
 
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Old 02-08-2019, 11:34 PM
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Can you post a decent video of the truck runnimg?
 
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:33 AM
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This is the absolute best I got. Itís really hard to get a quality sounding video
 
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Iím trying to upload it. Seems to not want to
 
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Old 02-09-2019, 05:35 AM
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I'd just upload it to youtube and link it here.

My 6.2 truck is at Ford right now with 1600 miles. It primarily went in for a Powertrain Fault light, but I also asked them to check out the engine tick and the whining transfer case.
 
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Old 02-09-2019, 09:14 AM
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There will always be noises that are not understood. My advice is drive it and forget it until warranty work is needed, if ever. A person can drive themselves nuts worrying about noises.
 
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Old 02-09-2019, 09:21 AM
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There will always be noises that are not understood. My advice is drive it and forget it until warranty work is needed, if ever. A person can drive themselves nuts worrying about noises.
Fair, but getting a check-engine light at 1500 miles that forces you to pull off the road due to limp mode is not exactly confidence-inspiring :P .
 
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Old 02-09-2019, 09:58 AM
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Fair, but getting a check-engine light at 1500 miles that forces you to pull off the road due to limp mode is not exactly confidence-inspiring :P .
Agreed. And now the dealer has something they can verify and work on. Better than hearing "we can't duplicate the issue"
 
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Old 02-09-2019, 10:06 AM
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Mine will tick sometimes at startup but not every time. When it does it goes away quickly, almost like the oil had to get back to the top end.
 
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Old 02-09-2019, 11:18 AM
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Does it go away after it warms up? My previous 6.2 had a ďtickĒ at startup that ended up being an exhaust manifold bolt that was broke (exhaust leak). The tick would dissipate once it got warm...but was REALLY obvious upon startup.

Nothing $800 didnít fix.
 

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