Ticking sound from engine - MustangForums.com

5.0L General Discussion This section is for non-tech specific information pertaining to 5.0L Mustangs.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-08-2009, 06:12 PM   #1
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 9
Default Ticking sound from engine

Was out today for a drive and started hearing a ticking sound under the hood. After a while of driving around the noise got even louder. Weened it home and popped the hood while engine was still running and it sounds like the ticking sound is coming from the head. Is this a bad lifter? Is there any way I can tell without pulling the valve cover? Could sure use some help here.
treading is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2009, 07:47 PM   #2
1st Gear Member
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 114

A exhaust leak around the header gasket will cause a ticking noise.
mikekx65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2009, 08:28 PM   #3
mjr46's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 30,786

could be an exhaust leak, make sure a header gasket isn't blown
mjr46 is offline   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Exhaust Tick/Click Spiral534 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 6 10-06-2015 05:31 PM
Did a few mods this summer... drfister 2005-2014 Mustangs 9 09-04-2015 08:47 AM
Noise coming from A/C Compressor gagemcc V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 9 08-17-2015 11:30 AM
Oil pressure freak out yurizx6r 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 14 08-11-2015 08:50 AM
Muffler Replacement vbonina V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 5 08-06-2015 03:56 PM

302, 50, 89, engine, f250, ford, head, header, heads, hood, leak, mustang, noise, sound, tick, ticking, v8

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:08 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.