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2004 f250 5.4l engine with 110,000 miles recently started

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2004 f250 5.4l engine with 110,000 miles recently started making a ticking noise while driving and the engine is under load.
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Customer: When cold or warm and driving with the engine under load, there is a ticking noise. The noise disappears when the engine is not under load and it does not tick when idling.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Maybe
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Customer: other than it is not a know or rattle. definite tick.
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  HDGENE replied 5 months ago.

Hello, if the noise appears to be coming from the engine, I would suspect either an issue with a camshaft phaser or timing chain/guide making a noise under a load. You would have to isolate the noise with a stethescope or chassis ears to be certain. The timing chain can stretch over time or a portion of the chain guide could be falling apart. Or issue with the camshaft phaser/valvetrain. These are common noise issues with the engine. Long as base engine oil pressure is ok, if it is low, you may have a crankshaft main bearing noise under a load. The rear bearing cap is a common wear item as well with the thrust washer being part of it and wearing down over time

Expert:  HDGENE replied 5 months ago.

Hello, do you need more help with this concern?

Expert:  HDGENE replied 4 months ago.

Hello, do you need more help or information?

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