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Old 11-16-2008, 01:25 PM   #1
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clicking noise during idle question

Hey there, my sport trac makes a weird noise during idle. About every 45 seconds to a minute it makes like a clicking sound (just once). The rpm's don't change, it just makes this noice and I don't know what it is.

My old 96 Ranger I used to have would do the same thing but the idle would change and rev a little higher.

I am not worried about it I just want to know what causes it and it this is normal.

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Old 11-16-2008, 02:01 PM   #2
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I hear it too. but i think its just the thermostat. because everytime i hear it the fan kicks on high and the temp drops.




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Old 11-16-2008, 06:25 PM   #3
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Thaaats what the sound is? Man, thank god for this forum...lol

ive always wondered what that click was
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Old 11-17-2008, 09:09 AM   #4
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It's more than likely the air conditioning compressor.
The compressor will run in every position except for off, face vents only, or floor vents only. Defrost, floor and face, a/c and everything will have the compressor cycling. Open the hood and watch for the clutch to cycle.




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Old 11-17-2008, 01:20 PM   #5
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It's more than likely the air conditioning compressor.
The compressor will run in every position except for off, face vents only, or floor vents only. Defrost, floor and face, a/c and everything will have the compressor cycling. Open the hood and watch for the clutch to cycle.
That makes sense. I usually keep it on defrost/floor so it would be on. When you say clutch to cycle do you mean on the compressor itsalef?

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Old 11-17-2008, 01:42 PM   #6
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haha if thats what it is then i feel like and idiot, i didnt even think of that lol




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This site is freakin' awesome, I was just gonna post this question as I hear the compressor kick on when I don't expect it, will keep the setting on either just face or just floor when A/C isn't wanted....not sure why Ford would do that since it does have the A/C settings....
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