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F150: My 2009 2x4 f150 started clattering after an oil change.

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My 2009 2x4 f150 started clattering after an oil change. Now they saying the crankshaft is making the noise. Did a bad oil change cause this ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 1 year ago.
Hi, my name is ***** ***** it did not start clattering until the oil was changed, it is most likely the VVT system clattering, do you know what weight of oil they used?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Mobile 1 Synthetic 5W-20. The harmonizer is moving around causing the noise. I saw the serpentine belt wiggling there, so I pulled it and re-started the truck. The clattering was still there, without anything else hooked up. Now the engine is shaking, and the check engine light just came on. I drove it about 600 miles since the oil change. Could something have gone awry with the oil change without a gauge or sensor indicating it until the crankshaft was messed up? Did those guys break my truck?
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 1 year ago.
that is the correct weight of oil for this, if it was full, then I dont see them being responsible for the noise, if a different weight was used, then yes, but this is the correct weight,Tim