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1996 Ford E-350 Question: I have a ticking noise when the van accelerates. Mechanic states no exhaust leak
Answer #1pushrod August 02, 2013, 15:04Master
And the engine is
Replyemarjen, August 02, 2013, 15:21Rookie
5.8L Sounds smooth, just ticks louder as it accelerates, bu not rough
Replypushrod, August 02, 2013, 15:43Master
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?
Replyemarjen, August 02, 2013, 18:18Rookie
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
Answer #2ziptie12 August 02, 2013, 19:42Master
Stupid question.......Is the 'ticking' happenning when the VAN accelerates or when the ENGINE accelerates?.poss.driveline issue?
Replyemarjen, August 03, 2013, 06:49Rookie
Made me think,but it definitely is when I'm steping on the gas pedal, not when the van is moving forward.