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Theres a loud ticking from 5.0

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by slyfoxexplore, February 9, 2009.


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    1. slyfoxexplore

      slyfoxexplore Active Member

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      well i started up truck and loud ticking almost knocking comes from engine. The wierd thing is when it gets warm the tickin is not as loud.
       
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      Lifter tick or exhaust leak ? Maybe the EGR pipe is cracked or it's a manifold leak...
       
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      what i thinks weird it kinda goes away when engine is warm and is there a egr pipe on 1996
       
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      +1 on the manifold gasket leak. My 66 Galaxie does that...noticibly quites down as it warms up.
       
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      I had the same problem! I new the exhaust manifolds are known to rot and leak. So I purchased Torque Monster headers and while taking the manifolds off, the pass side manifold was in two halfs held together with the metal "tinfoil" wrapping. I was surprised the exhaust noise wasnt louder!
       
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      Turdle Will cook for gas Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Kinda like this-
      it is very common.

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      There is a set of FMS headers for sale here
      Expo 5.0 is selling them. They are what you need to fix this for the less $$

      Torque Monster headers would be better-
       

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