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NOISE TRUCK ACTUALLY SOUNDS LIKE IT IS SPITTING AND SPUTTERING BUT NOTHING NOTICED WITH SPEED CHANGE AND NO VIBRATION IS FELT IN STEARING WHEEL. ONLY DOES IT OCCASIONALLY.BUT IS VERY BAD WHEN IT DOES. TRUCK HAS 55K MILES BUT HAS MADE NOISE SINCE PURCHSED NEW. FORD DEALER CAN NEVER HEAR OR FIND PROBLEM. HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS A BUNCH OF SCREWS AND NUTS BOUNCING AROUND IN A CAN. TO ME SOUND SOUNDS LIKE SPUTTERING.

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This can be a sound made by "cam phaser" engines that Ford made for 4 or 5 years. Usually the noise quits above 2000 rpm as the phasers limit out in their travel. These engines are very sensitive to the correct weight oil being used and a Ford filter being installed.

The noise has been described as a muffled diesel rattle. Owners report stalling, hesitation, poor acceleration, but most do experience vibrations. What is happening is each bank of cylinders is suppose to be synchronized by the phasers. Imagine if half of the valves are firing several degrees earlier or later than the other half of the engine. Since these adjustments constantly change it makes trouble shooting difficult.

Other areas for rattles are the beads in the catalytic converters which may loosen and float inside the converter or even loose baffles in honeycomb design converters.

I have had terrible noises coming from gravel and rocks trapped in between the heat shields of catalytic converters especially if you travel gravel roads. Since you have "knock sensors" you can get driveability problems from the engine trying to misinterpete the knocks and rattles caused by rocks.

Posted on Jul 30, 2017

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SOURCE: Front End noise and vibration

Check the U-joints and axle baerings. But its most likely because the truck is in four wheel drive.

Posted on Oct 22, 2008

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SOURCE: 95 ford explorer, grinding noise/vibration at slow speeds.

CHECK YOUR UNIVERSAILS COULD BE WORN OR DRY U NEED TO PULL OUT THE SHAFT TO CHECK PROPLEY CHECK FOR STIFFNESS AND NOTCHEY MOVEMENT

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Noise and vibration above 50 mph

You might have the wheel alignment checked

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Ford Escape 2005 vibrating noise at road speed

try having the tires balanced first,if the problem persits then buy new ones.

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

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SOURCE: F150 2003 5.4L Vibration throughout truck with acceleration

When you say "throughout" that would indicate that it is coming from the rear of the truck..

There could be a number things causing this..

It could be a bad tire or a broken belt on a tire..
A test for this is - roll along at 3 miles per hour.. If you feel a wobble - that is probably a broken belt in a tire..
Or maybe even a bent axle..

It could be a bad universal in the drive shaft..

It could be a broken shock/strut or mount or both..

Best of luck !

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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