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Ticking noise in engine. I was told it was my lifters. The

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Ticking noise in engine. I was told it was my lifters. The truck has 108,000 miles
JA: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?
Customer: I bought the vehicle at auction. the ticking noise first starts when the engine starts and then slows down but when I give it gas it starts ticking again
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 2004 Ford F150 4X4
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I changed the oil with premium high mileage oil which I thought may help but it did not No I do not thing I can fix it
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 3 months ago.

Hi, welcome to Just Answer. I’m Ron and I’ll be helping you
Before we get started though, Please understand that I don't know
your skill level or tools you have to assist us. Also understand that
I can't see, smell, hear, or touch the vehicle either, so patience is
appreciated. JA is a great Q/A site, but it does NOT replace a
repair shop.
My goal is to make you happy and get a great rating in return for
my time. Sometimes I have to give you bad news that I know you
didn’t want to hear, so please don’t shoot the messenger.

The engine needs to be checked for a sludge build up and also the oil pressure needs to be tested with a gauge. It doesn't sound serious yet, but it does sound like there is an oiling issue.

Thanks, Ron

Expert:  rpmdiag replied 3 months ago.

Hi, I'm just following up with you to see if you have any more questions.
Thanks, Ron

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