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Ron, ASE Certified Technician
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Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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Put new timing chains in ran great now lifters on passenger

Customer Question

put new timing chains in ran great now lifters on passenger side are ticking
JA: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?
Customer: now lifter noise before timing chains were replaced now the lifters are ticking
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 2001 f150 5.4
JA: Are you fixing your F150 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: shows good oil pressure
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 5 months ago.

are you certain its the lifters

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
one lifter wont even pump back up
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
it is coming from the lifters
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
is there anyone there
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 5 months ago.

dose the sound go away when you accelerate

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
no
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 5 months ago.

ok sounds like you have a blockage in the valve did the chain break on you

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
no it started to make some noise show I changed them and the tensioner on the passenger side wasn't applying much pressure
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 5 months ago.

have you removed the valve cover

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
yea that's how I no a lifter is bad but I don't understand why it didn't start up until the timing chain was changed
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
can I blow air pressure through oil galley to clear it if it is blocked
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 5 months ago.

that you can could you see any obvious damage to the valve any cracks are burning

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
the vavles are good I am trying to find out what is causeing lifter to go bad