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Ticking noise under a load 5.0 302

SMASHEK

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I have a 1998 X with a 5.0 302. I hear a ticking noise when the engine is under a load at 1800 to 2000 rpm. Without a load (in park) you can't hear the noise so it is very hard to detect where it is coming from under the hood. It sounds a little differnent than a lifter ticking so I think it is not a lifter. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 


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IAmTodd

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Could possibly be pinging. Does it sound like a marble in a tin can? Is it a steady tick? Could also be the exhaust manifolds leaking. Thats a common problem.
 




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More then likely its the exhaust manifold leaking.
 




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More than likely the passenger side exhaust manifold leaking. :) It could also be the EGR tube on the passenger side exhaust manifold.
 




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Is there a common area to check for a leak on the manifold itself? Any reason I hear it only under a load?
 




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Usually it leaks at the flange to head area.
 




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check the bolts too. mine leaked from there. 3 were only finger tight
 




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I'll check it out

Thanks for the advice, I will check it out this Saturday and let you know what I discover.
 




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Thanks for the suggestions and ideas. As it turned out, the EGR tube from the exhaust manifold to the EGR valve had a slight visible crack. After I removed it I found a much bigger crack on the back side. No more TICK TICK, love it!
 




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