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

  • Tiny
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  • 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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Thursday, July 26th, 2012 AT 8:23 PM

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

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Thursday, July 26th, 2012 AT 8:33 PM
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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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Thursday, July 26th, 2012 AT 10:54 PM
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Check enging light is not on

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Thursday, July 26th, 2012 AT 10:54 PM
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Check for exhaust leak if leaking will give O2 false reading and lean out bank leak on causing sluggish

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Friday, July 27th, 2012 AT 3:24 PM

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