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2002 Mercury Mountaineer Question: what could be wrong when starting truck you hear a ticking sound?

 

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duckey, 4.0L V6, Belleville, IL, March 11, 2013, 19:56
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when starting my truck i hear a ticking sound not like a rod thrown sound? thought i needed a tune up cause truck was hesitating when stop at stop light like it wants to shut off

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    hilliard4 April 08, 2013, 12:26
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    sounds like you have a spark coil or a boot that's going bad, grounding out some how, make sure all the wires are connected to top of coils and give them a slight tung not to hard just a little as the conectios can break

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