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I have a very well cared for 2004 f150 triton 5.4 that randomly started KNOCKING loud. It has always had the ticking sound that i see mentioned a lot. This vehicle has been very well maintained, has 75k miles on it of easy livin'. no visible metal shavings in oil. any suggestions?

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Probably needs camshaft phasers a dealer repair unfortunateley

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