My 2002 Windstar is making a noise when the RPM's are down going up hills.

Tiny
KIDS TOO HOT
  • 2002 FORD WINDSTAR
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It's my wife's and I drove it today. When it gears down on a hill, there is a noise, sounded like a diesel motor, that clacking sort of sound. No power loss or any other issue I noticed. Gears back up if you accelerate. Should I be worried?


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Thursday, August 25th, 2011 AT 11:17 PM

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Tiny
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If the check engine light has come on, have the computer scanned. Also, make sure the engine temp isn't getting hot. Also, if you are hearing valve ping, try a better grade of fuel. If that doesn't help, have the knock sensor checked.

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Sunday, September 4th, 2011 AT 11:22 PM
Tiny
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Thanks guys. No engine light, not running hot. I thought it might be noise from lifters or valves but not sure. I'll try the fuel and get the sensor checked.

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Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 AT 3:52 PM

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