Mechanics

NOISE

2001 Ford F-150 • 158,000 miles

"I have a 2001 Ford F-150 5.4 l, My pickup has had a ticking sound or almost a rattling bell noise from under the hood. I have also slowly started losing a small amount of power I have heard it could be something in the manifold or with the egr tube even."
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CkM2212
August 14, 2013.




Try this so we can eliminate some things. Remove the serp belt and start the engine to see if the noise goes away. Only run it a few seconds, just enough to see if the noise is gone.

Also, take a rubber mallet and tap on the exhaust system to make sure the inside of the catalytic converter isn't loose.

Let me know what you find.



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