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Old 06-09-2012, 07:23 AM
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Default Ticking Noise coming from engine (Video Included)

Hello everyone! I was hoping someone could help me out with diagnosing a problem that I have on my Ford Ranger 2002 3.0L truck.

Sometimes when I start up my truck I get this really loud ticking noise coming from the left part of the engine(looking at it from the front), it gets really loud on idle and then I drive for a bit and it goes away but it is not consistent sometimes it takes longer to go away sometimes it doesn't, sometimes it ticks other times it doesn't. Here's a video I recorded of it:

I already changed the belt, pcv valve, oil and oil filter, transmission oil and filter, fuel filter. It has been happening for a good while now and I wanted to know if anybody knows what the problem is and if it's serious or not. I already checked the forums and I read that some people said that it might be a vacuum leak, if so how would I go about fixing that, also spark plugs but I haven't had time to change them out.

So any help would be greatly appreciated thank you so much!!
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Old 06-09-2012, 07:26 AM
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Default Re: Ticking Noise coming from engine (Video Included)

It could be a squeaky bearing in one of the pulleys.
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Old 06-09-2012, 07:28 AM
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Default Re: Ticking Noise coming from engine (Video Included)

wow that was fast lol thanks for the quick response, okay so if it is that how would I fix that, my dad is a mechanic and I'm pretty sure that my knowledge on vehicles is up to par with fixing it myself, so could you tell me what exactly I could do to fix that, thank you

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It would start with removing the belt and then what, how would I know which bearing to change out?? that is what I'm asking not how to do it (sorry if I confusingly stated otherwise)
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:42 AM
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Get a can of kroil or liquid wrench, or wd-40(not a lubricant, a water displacer) and turn your engine on. Start by spraying one of the pulleys in the very center. Only spray a small amount. Let the engine run for ten seconds, if the noise hasn't stopped, spray again. Do this to each pulley until the noise stops. When it stops, you most likely have found the right one.

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Old 06-12-2012, 06:24 AM
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Thank you!! I will try that.
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:48 PM
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Yes sir

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