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3000 RPM noise 2016 explorer 2.3l Limited


Lincolnunit

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When accelerating once I reach 3000 RPM I get this strange noise almost like a feint rattle at around gear 2 or 3. Beyond those gears or RPM the noise is gone, but since I put it under load when merging onto highways, it’s quite annoying and it makes me wonder if engine is gonna fall apart. I had my dealer test drive it with me and he insists that the noise is normal...
This is my first explorer and I bought it used and currently have 58k miles (bought it at 55k miles). Only thing I can think of is maybe they didn’t install the PTU on correctly when I had it replaced?

oh and this does not occur in park when I “rev up your engines!” -Scotty Kilmer
 
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Adrian Gitch

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Does it make the rattle noise if you have it in park and rev the motor to 3000rpm or just in gear, under load.
 




Lincolnunit

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Does it make the rattle noise if you have it in park and rev the motor to 3000rpm or just in gear, under load.
I was just going to update that. No the rattle noise does not occur in park!
 




peterk9

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Heat shield??
 




thefranchise713

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Video needed. My 17 might have had this issue but I need some audio to verify it's the same item. Easy fix if so.
 




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