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: 105,510 (7,000–278,000)
5 model years affected: 1991, 2003, 2008, 2009, more2010
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2008 Ford F-150 150,000 mi,
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.
2009 Ford F-150 60,000 mi,
Passenger side exhaust manifold leak
2010 Ford F-150 90,000 mi,
Leaking on passenger side so far not on other.
2003 Ford F-150 10,600 mi,
cracked exhaust manifold, right side, VERY labor intense $$$$ repair..never buying another Ford again
2009 Ford F-150 144,000 mi,
Both exhaust manifolds have holes, rusted through. Dealer wants $1,800. Think I'll shop around first.
I have the all to common exhaust leak on the passenger side of my 03 F-150. Why you would put stainless steel bolts on the hottest part of the engine is beyond me. Yeah stainless steel bolts don't rust, but stainless steel also don't hold heat well. Love my truck though, just gonna be a costly repair.
2009 Ford F-150 90,000 mi,
Second time right side manifold leaking. First time was at 38,000 miles under warranty. I have seen and heard hundreds of these trucks leaking and loud. Ford claims there is no problem. This is the fourth F series truck I have owned with the same problem.Why is it always the right side?? Its and expensive repair, and they offer to pay for half the cost, even though you have had problems in the past. My other F series truck has 21,000 miles on it, and its the second time its leaking as well. I never thought would look at another brand, but Ford , despite record profits, is turning its back on its decades loyal customers.
2008 Ford F-150 84,500 mi,
Ticking noise thought to be either sticky lifter or exhaust. Right side manifold warped. Need replacement.
1991 Ford F-150 7,000 mi,
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-150 278,000 mi,
TRUCK ALSO HAS BAD MISS AND POWER LOSS AND SEEMS TO BE WORSE ON RAINY DAYS.