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Old 11-20-2009, 10:47 PM
mudslut77 mudslut77 is offline
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Default Weird noises coming from my motor

I noticed lately my motor has been making some weird noises i need help narrowing it down to what it is. I think its a stuck lifter but it could be detonation not really sure. I only notice the sound when im next to a building and i gas it the ticking gets faster. Or could it be an exaust leak? i would think atleast i could get 90 thousand out of the motor maybe im wrong.
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Old 11-21-2009, 12:24 AM
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What year, engine, and anything else is your Ranger. Mine has just started similar noises and it just hit 68,000 miles. I have been told that if its coming out of the valve covers then its a loose rocker that needs to be tightened and if its coming from the center of the engine then its lifters. Not sure what to think though.
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Old 11-21-2009, 09:44 AM
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I got a 97 the motor is a 97 and it is a 4.0 with 86 thousand on it.
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Old 05-15-2011, 12:55 AM
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Default Re: Weird noises coming from my motor

My 03' ranger recently had an weird whistling noise whenever I would step on the gas. I took It to a mechanic cause I couldn't find the damn leak to save my life. Anyway it turns out that the gasket's on either side of the exhaust manifold had cracked and 2 of the bolts on 2 separate header ports had sheard off. Apparently the manufacturer gaskets suck really bad. The mech just r&r'ed the gaskets and the engines sounding like new again.
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:46 AM
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Check your belts and pulleys, sometimes they can make a sound similar to a valve tap
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