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Old 07-08-2011, 06:17 AM
filthy filthy is offline
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Angry 3.0 ticking noise

Have 2001 ranger w/ 3.0. with constant ticking noise.Assumed it was lifters,all were replaced.Was told valve train looked great,oil pressure is great,still the ticking! It seems to lessen as I accelerate, but gets worse when I let off gas pedal. Also is worse when I shift out of drive and into neutral.Have tried several 5-20 oils.Noise is same when engine cold or warm,maybee a little worse when warmed up. Seems to to run strong. Any help would be great.
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Old 07-08-2011, 06:26 AM
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Default Re: 3.0 ticking noise

check your cam position shaft and sensor
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Old 07-08-2011, 06:38 AM
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Default Re: 3.0 ticking noise

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Have 2001 ranger w/ 3.0. with constant ticking noise.Assumed it was lifters,all were replaced.Was told valve train looked great,oil pressure is great,still the ticking! It seems to lessen as I accelerate, but gets worse when I let off gas pedal. Also is worse when I shift out of drive and into neutral.Have tried several 5-20 oils.Noise is same when engine cold or warm,maybee a little worse when warmed up. Seems to to run strong. Any help would be great.
did you think of buying a $10 auto stethoscope before changing the lifters........as mentioned check the cam sensor..........and your injectors.....they are suppose to tick..
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Old 07-09-2011, 11:59 AM
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Default Re: 3.0 ticking noise

I have a ticking coming from my distributor, maybe you do to.
You can take a cut off broom handle and put it to the distributor
and hear the ticking..< Don't know how to fix it tho >
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:19 PM
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Default Re: 3.0 ticking noise

CHECK YOUR SPARK PLUGS they could be loose it happened to me before thought it was cam sensor turned out to be loose spark plug
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:23 PM
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Default Re: 3.0 ticking noise

i had a ticking with my 3.0, the tappets are it. it needs more oil or an oil change. do that and i promise itll go away. the top half of the motor gets starved and the tappetes tap. the 3.0 burns a lil oil at higher rpms, so everytime ive had it at 4 gran or higher a few times, it starts to sing and i put more oil in.
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