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2005 Ford Mustang GT Question: what can cause a ticking noise from the engine?

 

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jaepring, Richmond, VA, June 18, 2011, 08:01
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ticking sound coming from the top of the engine on the right side, during idle, and gets louder at accelleration!

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    June 18, 2011, 11:24
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    First things I think of are an exhaust leak where the manifold connects to the cylinder head, and a valve lifter or camshaft problem making noise under the valve cover.
    The exhaust leak is easy to find if you listen carefully under the hood, maybe using a piece of tubing in your ear to pinpoint the source.
    If the noise is from under the valve cover, it's most likely a cam or lifter problem.
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