Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises Problems of Ford F-150
Ford F-150 owners have reported 65 problems related to engine clicking and tapping noises (under the engine and engine cooling category).
#1 - Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2004 Ford F-150
The VIN of the car is 1FTRF14W94_. The reporting person owns a 2004 Ford F-150. The contact stated while starting the vehicle, there was a loud popping noise coming from the engine without warning. There was also smoke coming from the engine. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who stated that the engine coils needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 149,000. The failure date was Tuesday, September 10, 2013.
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#2 - Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2009 Ford F-150
The car involved was a 2009 Ford F-150. While driving 60 mph, I left off the accelerator to slow down to 45 mph the posted speed limit ahead. At 45 mph, I slightly touched the accelerator to maintain the 45 mph speed limit, the rpm's went over 4000 and would not stop. I applied the brake, but the engine kept the rpm's between 4000 and 4200. I stomped on the brake with both feet and the un-intended acceleration stayed at the higher rpm. I could hear the anti-lock brakes engage to help slow the truck down, but the engine labored over 4000 rpm. I was concerned with not being able to stop the truck, so I shifted the transmission into neutral and coasted to the berm of the road with the engine staying at a very high rpm. Once I came to a complete stop, I shifted the truck into park and the rpm's were over 6000. I immediately shut off the engine and waited a few seconds before trying to re-start the truck. I checked the condition of the floor mat ASAP to verify it was not on top of the accelerator. This happened to my wife less than a year ago and nothing was found at the Ford dealership and the ogc reviews suggested that the floor mat may have caused the first un-intended acceleration. As I turned the key, the engine would not start and it made a clicking noise. I got out of the truck and opened the hood to check the motor. I could not see anything, so I went back into the cab and started the truck. It started, but would not idle, the rpm's went to over 6000 and stayed constant. I shut the truck off again and waited a few seconds and on the third attempt, I shut the truck back off, because the rpm's would not idle and went to 6000 and stayed there. I adjusted the power adjustable foot pedals and waited a few seconds and the truck started and idled at normal rpm's. I left the truck at the dealership on 7/31/13 for an inspection. It was 07/20/2013 when this engine clicking and tapping noises issue happened.
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#3 - Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2012 Ford F-150
The vehicle is a 2012 Ford F-150. While driving on interstate I attempted to pass a slower vehicle. After moving over and accelerating - the truck buckled and stalled! I was almost rear ended by an 18 wheeler at 65 mph! this was very close to being a serious accident involving multiple vehicles. Please investigate and resolve this issue as Ford doesn't seem to be concerned about it. Not to mention I took it in for Ford to repair the problem and they refused to make the repairs as the vehicle did not show a trouble code. I looked online and there is a TSB on this vehicle by Ford for the repair but Ford won't make the repair. Not to mention since then the fuel mileage has dropped drastically since the event. This has happened three times now. I am very worried about an accident with this issue, not to mention it going out of warranty and I should not have to foot the bill. This is a design flaw and there are lawsuits all over the internet for this same reason. This is our family vehicle and it losing power is a huge safety issue due to tractor trailers not being able to slow down in time when this happens on the interstate. When the vehicle lost power it drops the vehicle speed to 40 mph. Not a safe speed for contested interstates. I bought this vehicle in April and spent 40,000 dollars on a truck that's very unsafe but not even dependable. This vehicle has a 3. 5l ecoboost engine with an automatic transmission and it also shudders at various speeds with a hard clunking sound during gear changes. Thank you. It was Jul. 11, 2013 when this engine clicking and tapping noises issue happened.
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#4 - Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2004 Ford F-150
The reporting person owns a 2004 Ford F-150. The contact stated that there was a ticking noise coming from the engine. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was found that the cam phasers had failed. The vehicle was being repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The vehicle was the failure mileage was 58,000. The VIN was not available. It was Thursday, Jul. 29, 2010 when this engine clicking and tapping noises issue happened.
#5 - Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2011 Ford F-150
The vehicle was a 2011 Ford F-150. Poor gas mileage. Window sticker says 23 mpg highway, best I ever got is 16 mpg,with cruise set at 65 mph on flat level highway. Had at dealer, 4 times, they updated computor, changed turbo intercooler and they still cant improve my fuel economy. Around town I get 12 mpg. Bad turbo lag when pulling out low power, dealer said its how turbos work. Doors rattle, speakers crackle, rear end springs make a creaking sound. 4 wheel drive makes a loud growling, sounds like gears are not meshed right. I would not recomend a new F-150 to any one. Nothing but trips to the dealer and let downs. This engine clicking and tapping noises issue occurred Friday, June 1, 2012.
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#6 - Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2012 Ford F-150
The vehicle involved was a 2012 Ford F-150. My wife and I were driving in maine on vacation hauling a 3600 lb 14 foot camper. It was early evening and raining, I was in a flat area coming into a steep hill so I accelerated hard and the engine staggered hard. It was like a hammering for several seconds and a total loss of acceleration. I thought I had actually broken the engine some how. A few seconds later the hammering stopped and the truck returned to normal. When I talked to my Ford tech about it he said it was bad gas. The engine since then has had a ticking sound that the tech says is the fuel injectors working, I'm not so sure since it did not make that sound before the above described incident. It has not reoccurred, but I have been careful not to expose the vehicle to hard acceleration again, but that hardly seems to be an appropriate solution. This engine clicking and tapping noises issue occurred Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012.
#7 - Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2012 Ford F-150
The vehicle involved is a 2012 Ford F-150. Firstly, while driving along a 3 mile straight stretch of road I pull out to pass a slower vehicle. My truck engine shut down in to what Ford describes as "limp home mode" mid-pass and I had to decelerate quickly and get back in to my lane before a head on collision occurred. There were vehicles in the lane that I had to cutoff to get to safety. I had to pull over to the side of the road and shut off the vehicle then re-start it before the condition cleared up. This same scenario happened again in September of 2012. This time I was driving along with my cruise control set to 62 mph when for no reason the vehicle went in to "limp home mode" again. I had to pull over once again and stop/start the engine. I was in a fair amount of traffic when this occurred and it could have resulted in a dangerous situation had ther not been a convenient pullout in the area. I took the vehicle to a Ford dealership for service and was told they could not find anything wrong. Secondly, the engine make a popping sound while I accelerate from a stop (again the dealership can find nothing) thirdly, the four-wheel drive system randomly cyles some unknown solenoid during use which the dealer cannot reproduce. This is a brand new ecoboost engine, which I love but which I feel is very unsafe and I can get no resolution from Ford. It was 07/20/2012 when this engine clicking and tapping noises issue happened.
#8 - Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2002 Ford F-150
The vehicle was a 2002 Ford F-150. While driving on mo hwy 150, I heard a loud popping noise coming from the engine compartment. I immediately pulled my 2002 Ford F-150 king ranch 4wd, to the side of the road and turned off the motor. Upon opening the hood I discovered the #3 engine cylinder sparkplug was gone! after towing the vehicle home I contacted my Ford dealer to have the motor fixed. The repair bill was $865. 00. I went on the www and discovered that the Ford motors are notorious for this problem. Further, if the plug would have struck the fuel line just above, a fire might have engulfed the vehicle. I feel the Ford motor company should recall all the vehicles with this 5. 4 motor and replace all parts effected by this problem. The failure date was Thu., Apr. 18, 2013.
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#9 - Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2002 Ford F-150
Tl- the reporting person owns a 2002 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, he heard a loud popping sound and the vehicle decelerated. After inspection, he noticed that the spark plug ejected from the cylinder head, damaging the ignition coil. The failure occurred three times. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included on any recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 110,000 and the current mileage was 185,190. Mah. This issue happened on Oct. 7, 2009.
#10 - Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2004 Ford F-150
The vehicle is a 2004 Ford F-150. The vehicle was included in the recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 11v107000 (air bags:frontal:driver side inflator module). After the recall repairs were performed, the air bag warning light illuminated on the instrumental panel. The contact heard a ticking noise coming from the engine while the vehicle was parked. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostics where the technicians advised that the engine would have to be replaced because it was beginning to fracture. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 73,000. This issue happened on Jan. 18, 2012.
#11 - Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2004 Ford F-150
The owner has a 2004 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving at the speeds of 45 mph, there was a popping noise heard coming from the engine compartment. The contact stopped the vehicle and noticed that a spark plug and coil pack detached from their cylinder. The vehicle was driven to the contact’s residence and then taken into the dealer where the failure was diagnosed. The dealer replaced the spark plug and coil pack, but the failure recurred. The contact did not feel safe driving the vehicle. The failure mileage was 71,000 and the current mileage was 84,266. This engine clicking and tapping noises issue occurred Fri., Apr. 15, 2011.
#12 - Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2002 Ford F-150
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FTRW08L62_. The vehicle involved is a 2002 Ford F-150. The contact was traveling 45 mph when a popping noise emitted from under the hood and the vehicle decelerated abnormally. The check engine light illuminated after the failure. The contact stated that a private mechanic confirmed that the passenger side coil for a spark plug became detached. The manufacturer was contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 98,791. This engine clicking and tapping noises issue occurred June 11, 2012.
#13 - Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2000 Ford F-150
The vehicle was a 2000 Ford F-150. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 2FTRX07L9Y_. When trying to back out of my driveway, the truck made a loud popping sound from the engine. When I raised the hood, I could smell unburnt fuel. I then did some research online and found out that this could be a blown spark plug from the cylinder head. I have read many forums and talked to several mechanics about the symptoms I have experienced. All have said this is a very common problem with this engine and other Ford engines. I called Ford motor CO. And they were not aware of any problems with this engine. My local dealer was aware of the problem and therefore stock plenty of ignition coils on hand. This repair is estimated to cost me $400. Ford should be responsible for this cost, no questions asked. The failure date was Sat., Apr. 7, 2012.
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#14 - Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 1999 Ford F-150
The car was a 1999 Ford F-150. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Ford F-150 is 2FTZF073XX_. The vehicle was a 1999 Ford f150. The contact started the vehicle and heard a popping noise coming from under the hood. The contact then inspected the vehicle and found that the spark plug was spewed from the engine . The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The dealer stated that the spark plug needed replacing. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and advised that the vehicle was not under recall. No further assistance was provided. The failure and current mileage was 112,000. This problem occurred on 05/31/2012.
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#15 - Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 1998 Ford F-150
The vehicle involved is a 1998 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, a strong odor of fuel emitted inside of the vehicle. There was also a loud ticking noise coming from the engine. The contact was able to maneuver to the shoulder of the road. The vehicle was then towed to the contact’s residence. The contact stated that a spark plug dislodged from the cylinder head and he planned to take the vehicle to an independent mechanic for repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000. The failure date was January 3, 2012.
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#16 - Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2005 Ford F-150
The VIN of the car is 1FTRX14W95_. The owner has a 2005 Ford F-150. The contact stated that the vehicle was idle and in park when it exhibited an abnormally loud popping sound. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer who diagnosed that four cylinders were defective and needed replacement. The vehicle was not repaired. The dealer and the manufacturer were notified of the failure but denied any assistance with repairs. The failure and current mileage was 61,000. It was Friday, Sep. 16, 2011 when this engine clicking and tapping noises issue occurred.
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#17 - Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2005 Ford F-150
Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1FTPX04575_. The vehicle involved is a 2005 Ford F-150. While stopped, the contact heard a ticking sound coming from the engine. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the technician stated that the cam phaser and the tentioners would have to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 39,000. This engine clicking and tapping noises issue occurred 03/01/2009.
#18 - Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2002 Ford F-150
The vehicle is a 2002 Ford F-150. I was driving home from work doing about 35mph and a large and loud pop followed by repeated quieter popping sound until I shut the engine off. I looked under the hood and confirmed my suspition. A spark plug ejected from the #3 cylinder. I had to helicoil the head to fix it, otherwise the dealership wanted $1800 to replace the head. 2 months later driving too work the #2 cylinder ejected its sparkplug. Same fix. I'm to worried to drive the truck at this point and haven't driven it since. This issue happened on 03/15/11.
#19 - Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2001 Ford F-150
The vehicle having this issue was a 2001 Ford F-150. Was driving normally when I started hearing a loud popping noise from engine. Took to mechanic and was told the spark plug blew out - was also told this is a "common" problem with Ford triton engines and a design flaw with the engine (too few threads on spark plugs). It was 06/17/2011 when this engine clicking and tapping noises issue occurred.
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#20 - Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2010 Ford F-150
The vehicle was a 2010 Ford F-150. The owner has a 2010 Ford f150. While driving approximately 50 mph, the contact heard a loud clicking noise from the engine. The failure would recur whenever accelerating up to 50 mph. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was advised that the clicking noise was a normal occurrence. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 10,000. The failure date was Thu., Jan. 6, 2011.
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#21 - Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2006 Ford F-150
The car was a 2006 Ford f150. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FTRW12W76_. My 2006 F-150 with the 4. 6l motor ejected a spark plug from the cylinder without warning. I went to crank the vehicle on 2/19/10, and there was a horrendous knocking or tapping sound. I was on my way out of town, so I did not have time to do a thorough check of what could be wrong. I shut the vehicle off and left it sitting until I returned on 2/21/2010. Upon looking, I noticed that the second cylinder in from the firewall on the passenger side had ejected the plug from the cylinder well. When I went to try to put the plug back in, it would not tighten. I jiggled the plug and ratchet extension and noticed that the threaded area to accept the plug was much larger than the stock plug. I understand that Ford has used many excuses as to why this happens, but I assure you that I have purchased no new parts. This vehicle is now unusable, and is my primary transportation to and from work. There is obviously an issue with these motors and ejecting plugs, so my question is why has Ford not stepped up to address this issue?. This engine clicking and tapping noises problem happened on 02/19/10.
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#22 - Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2005 Ford F-150
The car involved is a 2005 Ford f150. When I start the truck it makes a ticking sound and when I have the a/c on it makes the ticking sound every few seconds. I took it to the dealership 2 times so far and they say that it's normal sounds from the a/c compressor but I'm not sure that it is normal because when the truck is started with the air off it does this. Also when braking, the steering wheel shakes strongly and uncontrollably. This is everytime you brake and at any speed until coming to a complete stop. This issue happened on May. 12, 2005.
#23 - Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2005 Ford F-150
The vehicle involved is a 2005 Ford f150. Two weeks after purchasing my f150 I noticed a ticking sound coming from under the hood while driving down the highway at approximately 55 mph and with the a/c on and the fan in low. I drove for another week to determine what the noise was and found that it is apparently a relay that is being cycled when the a/c compressor turns on. The switch will cycle anywhere from once every ten seconds at 55 mph and above with the fan in 1 or 2 to once every thirty seconds. The switch seldom cycles while the vehicle is at idle but can be heard to cycle when the a/c is switched on or off at idle or while the vehicle is in motion. There is no apparent affect on the a/c system operation. The ticking is very loud and annoying. This is not normal for a new vehicle. I took the vehicle to my dealer and they did several things, first they recharged the a/c system and tried to return the truck to me. I drove it down the street, noted the ticking still there and took it back. I spoke with the service manager who told me that the ticking is "normal" on these trucks. I pressed the issue and he made some adjustments and ultimately changed the switch/relay that is cycling. This, however is the wrong solution, obviously the switch works, what is not working is what is causing it to cycle so frequently (as often as once every ten seconds). After a full day at the dealership, I took the truck and haven't had the time to take it to another dealer to see if they had another solution. It was 08/15/2005 when this engine clicking and tapping noises issue occurred.
#24 - Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2005 Ford F-150
My 2005 Ford F-150 w/ 4. 6 triton engine lost compression around the #3 spark plug from the passenger's side. The engine ran, but with loss of power and a popping noise. The truck has less than 55,000 miles. Leaving me stranded and requiring towing. This engine clicking and tapping noises problem happened on Feb. 9, 2008.
#25 - Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2004 Ford F-150
The car is a 2004 Ford f150. Engine makes a tapping noise at head covers. It was Sun., Dec. 10, 2006 when this engine clicking and tapping noises issue happened.
#26 - Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2004 Ford F-150
The vehicle having this issue was a 2004 Ford f150. I purchased my truck six months ago, at the time of purchase I noticed a ticking in the engine, after inquiring to the salesman about the engine noise he informed me that his service tech's had inspected the problem and there wasn't a problem. The noise has progressively worsened since purchase. I was at an engine re-builders place of business with a friend and the mechanic asked if I knew what the ticking was, I replied no and he took me into his office and printed a tech bulletin (aera tb2471) that addressed the camshaft and lash adjuster design change for Ford 5. 4l VIN 5 engines. These were redesigned in 2005 to correct the ticking noise and keep valves from dropping, which the mechanic informed me he had 5 vehicles in his shop due to this issue. I went to my local dealership for a recall issue (clockspring in air bag) the service advisor mentioned the ticking as I drove up, I asked if he knew of the service bulletin and showed him the copy I had, his comment was to not tow anything! I called the service manager for this location and was told to contact Ford directly, which I have and am waiting for a response. The mechanic I spoke with said this is a common occurrence with this engine, look for the number 5 as the eighth digit in your VIN number. I feel that this truck has been completely misrepresented to me during and after purchase and feel lemon laws or recalls should be used or in place. It was Friday, May 27, 2011 when this engine clicking and tapping noises issue occurred.
#27 - Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2004 Ford F-150
The car involved was a 2004 Ford F-150. The VIN of this F-150 is 1FTPW14514_. Engine has had a ticking noise in engine since day I bought the truck. Talked to dealership and they said normal noise from 04 F-150 trition they have since closed. Went to another dealership was told same thing. Broke down went to hometown mechanic replaced cam gears after another dealership asked if it sounded like a diesel. Also pulled valve cover off to find valve spring and rocker arm on cam. Total discounted cost from friend was $2400 not counting machining heads. The failure date was Nov. 23, 2007.
#28 - Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2003 Ford F-150
The vehicle was a 2003 Ford F-150 lightning. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 2FTRF07313_. On 10/1/08 I was coming out of a parking lot and heard a loud popping sound. Loss of power and ran rough . It was almost dark so I could not see what was wrong so I drove it the two miles home, along the side of the road. Next morning I took the truck to holder Ford in lakeport, California and they said I had blown out the rear plug on the passenger side of the engine. They repaired it for $715. 00 and I got it back on Monday 10/6/08. Again on 10/11/08 Saturday the same plug blew out. This time I was in the fast lane of the freeway in san rafael heading for san francisco. The truck lost power and every time I backed off the gas the engine died. I fought with the truck to get it started and keep it running to get it across three lanes of bumper to bumper traffic to an off ramp. When I stopped and raised the hood I saw it was the same plug that was just repaired. I called holder Ford and they said service was closed and there was nothing they could do for me until Monday. I drove the car to a Toyota dealer only to find the Ford dealer had gone out of business there so I called a tow truck and rented a car. I was 150 miles from holder Ford and my towing would only allow 100 miles. Besides this blown spark plug almost causing an accident it cost me $400. 00 for the tow and I don't know how much for a rental car. Now I find out there are only three threads in the head to hold the plugs in, and the heads are aluminum. The truck is a 2003 Ford f150 lightning 5. 4 triton v8 with 70,000 miles. This engine clicking and tapping noises problem happened on October 1, 2008.
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#29 - Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2003 Ford F-150
The car is a 2003 Ford F-150. I bought a 2003 Ford f150 with a 4. 6l triton v8 engine , while driving it started making a popping noise, like a Mini backfire. I took it to an auto repair shop, and they found the coil pack on the #3 cylinder was melted. They replaced the coil pack, and we drove down the road to test drive the truck, within 2 miles the popping noise returned, but even louder this time. We got it limped back to the shop, and had to let it cool down overnight, so the mechanic could investigate the problem. He had a time getting the mellted "brand new" coil pack out of the spark plug recess in the engine head, and an equally difficult time getting the spark plug itself out of the hole. Apparently the plug had come loose in the short threaded aluminum head, then the coil pack melted around the plug sealing it in place , and the engine burnt a hole the size of a pencil right through the aluminum head next to the spark plug hole. The coil pack was still putting out spark, but not to the plug, as the boot that held it on the plug was gone, it was just sparking against the sides of the recess in the head. The mechanic said it was lucky not to have either caught fire or blown up, I guess that is lucky, but at the same time not so nice for me with the repairs starting at $2600 to replace the heads on the same engine, or put in a used engine if we can find one for $3900, or put in a remanufactured engine for $5200, that has supposedly has addressed the issue with these Ford engines blowing out spark plugs. Ford says there isn't an issue, but they've created a fix for the problem that doesn't exist?? what to do now with my worthless pile of metal sitting in my driveway , I can't afford to fix? built Ford tough ?? after doing some research on the internet, simply google "Ford triton spark plug blowout" , and you'll find there are thousands and thousands of folks like me dealing with this issue , and Ford continues to deny it's a problem, why?. This problem occurred on Monday, Aug. 2, 2010.
#30 - Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2002 Ford F-150
I was driving home from work in my 2002 Ford F-150 truck when I heard a loud bang under the hood followed by a popping sound and a loss of power. I immediately pulled over at the next opportunity to inspect under the hood. Seeing nothing evident I took the car home at an extremely reduced speed where I left the vehicle until I could take it to the dealer. The dealer informed me that a spark plug had come loose and the hot gases leaking by it ruined the coil and head and needed replaced. The vehicle had 31,800 miles on it and was 2 weeks out of warranty. This engine clicking and tapping noises issue occurred Saturday, February 12, 2005.
#31 - Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2002 Ford F-150
The car is a 2002 Ford f150. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 2FTRX18L02_. Right before the failure I was sitting at a stop sign. As I began pulling a way I heard a single loud popping sound followed by a complete loss of power and popping and ticking. I stopped the truck immediately -- I never made it out onto the cross street. The plug blew out of the head --blown plug. Ford has offered to replace the head for a cost of $3900. 00. The failure date was 11/15/05.
#32 - Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2002 Ford F-150
The vehicle having this issue was a 2002 Ford f150. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 2FTZF07392_. 2002 F-150, 5. 4l - 56,000 miles on truck. Spark plug ejected from cylinder head. Heard loud pop - experienced loss of power - pulled over - got towed to dealer. Dealer diagnosed problem - said cylinder head would have to be replaced - engine would have to be removed for fix - estimate of over $3,000 - would not do any kind of insert (helicoil) fix. Called and complained with Ford customer service - dealer agreed to give me 10% discount - still cost me over $3,100 plus towing and rental vehicle. Plugs were original from factory - had never been touched. Had been hearing a slight ticking noise for a few days prior to incident. Internet research has revealed several other complaints of this type for F-150, f-250, expedition from 1999-2002. Cylinder heads reported to have only 4 threads for plug. Apparently Ford changed cylinder head in 2003 to an 8-thread plug design. It was Nov. 29, 2005 when this engine clicking and tapping noises issue happened.
#33 - Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2002 Ford F-150
Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1FTRW07352_. On 12-29-2005 heard tapping noise coming from engine of 2002 Ford F-150 harley davidson. After accelerating from intersection near home, I heard a large bang and truck lost power. Immediately pulled truck over and had it aaa towed to local Ford dealership. Ford diagnosed the truck and according to the Ford service advisor, #6 spark plug blew, causing damage to left cylinder head. Approximate damage repair $3800. 00. Truck only had 57,000 miles. It was Thu., Dec. 29, 2005 when this engine clicking and tapping noises issue occurred.
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