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Ticking sound

colby proctor

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July 10, 2016
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2006 ford explorer
Hello everyone. My 2006 explorer 4.6 v8 has a ticking sound coming from the engine. Im currently deployed and trying to help my wife pin point the spot. Im not 100% sure if its a lifter, exhaust leak or what it could be. I know it has gotten louder over the past 3 months and i think the sound goes away after it warms up. I can have further information within 2 days. This would help alot!!!!!!!

Exhaust manifold bolts are sheared off at the head and the manifold is cracked. Looking at around 2k after tax to have it repaired at a non ford shop if you are in western Canada.