Ticking Type Noise Due to Warped Exhaust Manifold on Ford F-150

A ticking noise may develop from the engine due to a warped exhaust manifold. Damaged exhaust manifolds will require replacement to correct this issue.

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Average mileage: 107,233 (7,000–278,000)
5 model years affected: 1991, 2003, 2008, 2009, more2010
11 people reported this problem
9 people shared problem details
2008 Ford F-150150,000
had the right side go first then 20,000 klms later the left side. manifolds were replaced in both instances
Have a very noisy ticking sound at first it would stop when engine warmed up now constant ticking waiting on ford to do something about it. on has 55,000 miles on it. Understand very expensive fix. If Ford does not fix will be last Ford I buy. I was told very frequent problem on Ford trucks.
2010 Ford F-15090,000
Leaking on passenger side so far not on other.
2003 Ford F-15010,600
cracked exhaust manifold, right side, VERY labor intense $$$$ repair..never buying another Ford again
2009 Ford F-150144,000
Both exhaust manifolds have holes, rusted through. Dealer wants $1,800. Think I'll shop around first.
2009 Ford F-15060,000
Passenger side exhaust manifold leak
2008 Ford F-15084,500
Ticking noise thought to be either sticky lifter or exhaust. Right side manifold warped. Need replacement.
1991 Ford F-1507,000
We are replacing exhaust manifold a. Had this truck 2 months, had the ticking noise, noticed there were cracks in the exhaust manifold a. We could also smell exhaust..
1991 Ford F-150278,000
TRUCK ALSO HAS BAD MISS AND POWER LOSS AND SEEMS TO BE WORSE ON RAINY DAYS.
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