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I have a 2003 focus with 2.0 spi - recently getting a ticking or rattle from engine compartment when car is first started once engine warms the noise goes away for the most part it seems to coming from the egr valve area on the backside of engine but hard to tell for sure - the sound actully reminds me of an exhaust leak but checked all that out and is in great shape - please help

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    2003 Ford Focus SE 2.3 L Makes popping noise on acceleration when engine is under load noise goes away when I let the gas off or put into neutral or at cruising speed or when the whether is at 90 degrees or more and engine is at full operating temp. It sounds like exhaust leek or heat shields. I have checked both and it seems fine, plus noise only occurs while engine is under load if it was exhaust I would think it would be all the time?

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Replace the motor mount located next to the timing belt enclosure.

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