Problem Description and Possible Solution
A ticking noise may develop from the engine due to a warped exhaust manifold. Damaged exhaust manifolds will require replacement to correct this issue.
Average mileage: 109,000 (38,000–180,000)
Exhaust & Emissions affected: 7.5L V8
12 people reported this problem
Loud ticking that gets quieter after engine heats up. Research seems to indicate it is a poor quality part (bolts break/manifold warps) yet Ford dealer charges $900 each side to make the repair. Very disappointing customer service by Ford. We had a 2005 F-150 and it cost us $1000 to replace spark plugs...Ford mechanics broke plugs off in the engine (another low quality product) and charged us full labor for the time it took them to bore out the broken plugs...Nice work, Ford!