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I HAVE A FAINT TICKING SOUND UNDER LOAD WHAT WOULD THIS BE?

2002 Ford Explorer • 145,500 miles

I have an 02 explorer it has a faint ticking sound while in gear and under a load the only time you can really hear it is if you are beside something. What could be causing this problem? It also is sluggish sometimes when pulling out from a stop sign
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Ml5888
July 26, 2012.




Ticking maybe exhaust leak as for sluggish how recent tune? Recent repairs? Check engine light on?

Docfixit
Jul 26, 2012.
Oil change about a month ago, spark plugs couple of weeks, I don't know if this has anything to do with it but last couple of days being getting a faint smell of gas when first starting up explorer thru the vents

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Ml5888
Jul 26, 2012.
Check enging light is not on

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Ml5888
Jul 26, 2012.
Check for exhaust leak if leaking will give O2 false reading and lean out bank leak on causing sluggish
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Docfixit
Jul 27, 2012.

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