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Did you do all the diag steps for this code to rule out wiring or computer concerns or do you need those steps?
Any engine noises or engine running issues?
Yes this can be a bad connector, wiring or computer. It also could be the phaser. You get a phaser tick when the phaser is oscillating back and forth rapid changing the timing from advance to retard. You could have a phaser stuck not able to adjust and not able to tick. This could also be clogged oil ports which feed the variable cam timing components. Remember I have the code Ford diag steps if you want those.
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