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Just brought a 2005 F-150 XLT 5.4 L Tritron truck with 83,000 miles and the engine has a ticking noise, some say it is an issue some say those trucks just make that noise. Please help Bob

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BOB,the ticking noise is just the "tappets"(non adjustable/oil filled).use a decent oil when you cange oil/filter(10/40 semi)and when the ticking gets to a TAP then worry.

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  • vdubdog May 14, 2011

    I have a 2005 fx4 5.4L with the same problem, and have narrowed it down to either hydraulic lifters of cam phasers. Have you fixed yours yet?



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