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Ron, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Ford
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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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My 2004 Ford crewcab makes a kinda grinding noiseevery once

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Customer: My 2004 Ford crewcab makes a kinda grinding noiseevery once in a great while and the battery light comes on.I had it at Firestone and they put a new battery in and altenator, Then a new belt and idler pulley and it still does it. What could this be?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: That's about all I can tell you. The motor has a light ticking noise since it was new and Ford garage said don't worry about it unless you lose power, Then it would have to be fixed, Could this have something to do with it?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  SuperBob replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** your truck happen to be a F-150?

Expert:  SuperBob replied 1 year ago.

could you tell us a little more about when this noise happens, like driving in gear? If so, what conditions: accelerating, coasting, decelerating? Does it only happen in neutral, while idling or off idle? Is the engine cold or at operating temp? or both?