Engine Ticking

Discussion in '2nd Gen - 2003 - 2006' started by BrinkExpo, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. ChrisOIFdoc

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    What year is his? Did he buy it new, or did he buy it with some miles on it and the previous owner had the lockout installed? Sell it now and don't look back. I don't care what anyone else tells you. Sell it.
     
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    He had a 2004 with 395,000 miles on it and to my knowledge he never had to do cam phasers or timing chain. Now he has a 2010 that he bought with very low miles on it.

    I am having a hard time selling it because of the work I have done recently. Transmission, $1,500 in body work(including core support), brakes and rotors, plugs, tensioner, idler pulleys, serpentine belt, etc.

    I don't want to lose so much money on this truck, I just bought it in January. I was just hoping to have a good running truck for another 5 years or so after fixing all this stuff.
     
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    Ok...then I highly highly recommend you have the cam phaser lockout kit installed. If you want to find out for sure if your cam phasers are the issue, then go out to your truck and disconnect the harness from the sensor and see if the noise goes away. I just tried helping a guy on this forum and he ignored what I said and he's 6k into a lawn ornament. Good luck.
     
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    Thanks a lot for your help, I'll definitely do the lockout. Does anyone on the forum have the tune for the cam phaser lockout? I have the SCT tuner. Just need the tune.

    Also is there a way on the forum to find people in the twin cities that work on these Expeditions?
     
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    I'm missing something - why do you think you need to do the lock out?

    Is there some sort of urgency? Do you know of cases of motors self-destructing because of the "tick"?

    I thought I was following this thread but I must've missed something.
     
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    My 2 cents, use a long screwdriver to determine location of tick. I had a cam hold down cracking giving me a tick.
     
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    The tick/rattle is coming from inside the motor.

    I figured if I am hearing the timing chain or cam phaser rattle or both it is probably a good thing to fix so it doesn't cause any damage.

    Don't you guys agree?
     
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    Yes. I gave you advice based on experience.
     
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    One more thing about your dad's 2004. It my have been the 2 valve and not the 3 valve like yours.
     

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