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If the engine goes to hot say 5 minutes after starting then back to normal, the thermostat could be slow to open, or you could have air pockets in the cooling system.
The ticking is lack of oil or oil pressure, or a worn out bearing or lifter inside the engine.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
as you face the engine the thermostat bell is on the right (drivers side) Follow the radiatoe hose. Remove the two bolts and raise the bell still attatched to the hose. the thermostat is there with the rubber seal. You can gently pry the thermostat out with a screwdriver or something similar. Put in new thermostat be sure it is the same as the old one, and then replace or change the seal (be sure it is the smae size and thickness as the old one as I got the wrong size from Napa) Then replace the bell, and tighten, but not over tighten. I hope this helps!
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
SOURCE: Ticking Noise at Startup
Possibly a leaking hydraulic lifter. They can leak down while engine isn't running and then make a ticking noise for a while on startup. If it takes 10-15 minutes to go away, it is more likely to be a loose tappet which needs adjusting.
Posted on Aug 03, 2009
LOCATION is Oppisite END OF UPPER RADIATOR HOSE
Drivers side of engine BEHIND Top ENGINE Torque Mount
Posted on Oct 31, 2009
That is a common occurrence for the Festiva. I own several myself and I am a member of a forum with about 9,000 Festiva addicts. The lash adjusters, lifters, sometimes get weak or can get clogged. You can try the oil change but if it keeps occurring all you have to do is replace the lifter/s by removing the valve cover and replace them. You should see from there what needs to be done to replace them. If you need any more help feel free to join our forum www.fordfestiva.com and you will get a load of help.
Posted on Nov 23, 2009
SOURCE: ticking noise
you need to give us more info about your car, based on your info i would say one of your valve lifters is bleeding off pressure when the engine is off, you can try putting 1/2 qt. of automatic transmission fluid in your engine oil, atf is a good cleaning agent and may clean your lifters up. i have done it many times
Posted on Dec 07, 2009
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