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Scott W., Ford Technician
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Experience:  28 yrs. experience as Ford ASE Master Technician. Accolades include being a 2005 Ford PTS Regional Finalist and 2006 ASE Ford National Technician.
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2011 Ford Raptor ticking noise. 85K miles on. It I

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2011 Ford Raptor ticking noise. 85K miles on. It I understand some noise is normal but it seems fairly loud to me. It also idles rough. I read something about a CPV recall. Any thought?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Scott W. replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is Scott

Expert:  Scott W. replied 1 year ago.

Is there a check engine light on?

Expert:  Scott W. replied 1 year ago.

Can I have your VIN to check for recalls?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No light
Expert:  Scott W. replied 1 year ago.

Can I have your VIN? Where does the tick sound like it is coming from? Valve cover front cover? Is this a 6.2?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
6.2 The nearest I can tell it's coming from both sides of the valve cover.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Scott W. replied 1 year ago.

Have you had a stethoscope on the engine to try and pinpoint the tick?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I tried using a hose but I can't pin point it. Seems the same on both side
Expert:  Scott W. replied 1 year ago.

Ok, there are no recalls for this VIN, I have seen several come into our shop with rough running and ticking noise and we found broken valve springs, I bet we have done at least a dozen on the 6.2's.

Expert:  Scott W. replied 1 year ago.

The broken ones were on the intake valves, but they still ran remarkably well.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Any tips while I'm on there?
Expert:  Scott W. replied 1 year ago.

Are you going to do the repairs?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yea
Expert:  Scott W. replied 1 year ago.

Here is some repair info, pretty straight forward, you will need a valve spring compressor to remove and install.

Expert:  Scott W. replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Scott W. replied 1 year ago.

I would remove the valve covers first and inspect, grab the springs when are closed they should be tight and not loose, you can visually see if one is broken also.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Should I replace all of them? Should I do any thing with the rocker arms preventative wise?
Expert:  Scott W. replied 1 year ago.

I would only replace the broken sping if there is one, just take a good look at the rocker shaft and adjusters for looseness and wear, I haven't seen any rocker failures but take a good look.

Expert:  Scott W. replied 1 year ago.

Do you have any more questions?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Any recommendations on a tool. Quick read seems to say most of them are junk
Expert:  Scott W. replied 1 year ago.

If you have no more questions, please rate my service when done, this is the only way this site compensates us is by rating our service. Thank you Scott

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I thought it was consistent but I did hear it stop for a couple seconds then start again
Expert:  Scott W. replied 1 year ago.

I would pull the valve covers and look real close at all the valve train. You may have a roller rocker arm worn or have a flat spot on the roller.