I have a 2006 Ford F-150 with the 5.4 engine
. It has a loud ticking noise at all rpm and all temperatures. I have repaired and replaced exhaust
manifolds on both banks, noise is still there. The previous owner had timing chains and phasers changed at 180,000km, truck now has 220,000km. Also when climbing steep grades mil comes on with a p0330 code (bank 2 knock sensor). Engine idles a bit rough,never stalls, and at certain times idles smooth as silk, so can't be burnt valves, also doesn't use any oil. VVT solenoids are original. I have a stethoscope but can't identify where the ticking is coming from.
JA: Whether it's at the end of the driveway or on the highway, a car stalling can be dangerous. The good news is the mechanics we work with have tons of experience dealing with all kinds of engine issues. How old is the battery?
Customer: Battery is one year old and gives no trouble.
JA: Does the car stall out mainly when going up or down hills?
Customer: It doesn't stall out, just sets off mil with a p330.
JA: Got it. I'll pass this info along to the mechanic so that he can get you a quick fix. Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: I will probably replace knock sensor, VVT solenoids and a rebuilt throttle body as during colder weather the wrench light would come on. I am not sure what else to look for.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Ford Mechanic should know about your Ford?
Customer: I probably should check hot idle oil pressure but will have to rig up some kind of gauge
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Ford Mechanic about your situation and then connect you two.