» » »

Ford Q&A

Ask Your Question

1996 Ford E-350 Question: I have a ticking noise when the van accelerates. Mechanic states no exhaust leak

 

Question

emarjen, Southport, NC, August 02, 2013, 13:48
 Rookie

No warning lights, no definitive codes

3 Answers
Flag This
  • Answer #1

    August 02, 2013, 15:04
    Profile_thumbnail
     Master

    And the engine is

    Flag This
  • Reply

    emarjen, August 02, 2013, 15:21
     Rookie

    5.8L Sounds smooth, just ticks louder as it accelerates, bu not rough

    Flag This
  • Reply

    pushrod, August 02, 2013, 15:43
    Profile_thumbnail
     Master

    What else did the mechanic think it was, or did he hear it? Reason i ask is, that is exactly what an exhaust manifold leak @ the cyl. head would sound like!
    Does it get quieter as the engine warms up?

    Flag This
  • Reply

    emarjen, August 02, 2013, 18:18
     Rookie

    I initally asked about a manifold leak. He mentioned it may be an 'erg tube' but he would have totake it apart to see what it was. He said the manifold's' were OK, but it may be 'one tube or the other'. It is quieter at cruising speed

    Reply
    Flag This
  • Answer #2

    August 02, 2013, 19:42
     Master

    Stupid question.......Is the 'ticking' happenning when the VAN accelerates or when the ENGINE accelerates?.poss.driveline issue?

    Flag This
  • Reply

    emarjen, August 03, 2013, 06:49
     Rookie

    Made me think,but it definitely is when I'm steping on the gas pedal, not when the van is moving forward.

    Reply
    Flag This
  • Answer #3

    September 19, 2014, 06:33
     Rookie

    smog pump needs to be changed or broken loose

    Reply
    Flag This