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Experience:  ASE Master 15+ years
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It's making a loud ticking sound by the engine and my engine

Customer Question

It's making a loud ticking sound by the engine and my engine check light is blinking
JA: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?
Customer: When u start the car it starts blinking but then it stops and just stays on
JA: What is the model/year of your Mercury?
Customer: 2005
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I haven't tried anything yet it just started acting up this morning
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I just got off the road lastnite from a*****trip and it was fine before then
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Mercury
Expert:  George H. replied 1 month ago.

Hello I will help,

The ticking is the sound of spark jumping so it sounds like a coil is damaged. This can damage the computer so I would not operate it if you are now someplace you can sit.

Please let me know if you have further questions