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Hellow,i have a 2011 Ford Explorer,3.5 engine,had cylinder head gaskets done,now it has a slight tick almost rattle at idle,with dtc code p0017 set,also p0306 cylinder six misfire,is it possible the solenoid is contaminated or have air?

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you seen the misfire code before? Has the car been stalling?

No hasent been a issue,an it searches sometimes after its been on for a while for 600 rpm idle.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Explorer yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes I am,ive thought bout servicing oil,currently checking intake for possible vacuum leaks

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

That's purrty much it ,thank you.

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Normally this code indicates the VCT solenoid is faulty. It also can produce the noise you are referring to and can create a misfire. If the vehicle has been driven at least 5 miles, air in the lubrication system would not be to blame. Can you do the steps in this link. https://www.dropbox.com/s/emjdc07zvy3ct3z/0017.pdf?dl=0

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