5.4L ticking noise? - Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans



5.4L ticking noise?

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-24-2012, 10:25 PM   #1
Member
Thread Starter
 
revx6002003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Ashwaubenon,WI
Posts: 42
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Default 5.4L ticking noise?

I have a 2010 xlt w/ a 5.4L motor. I have about 31,000 mi and for the past few motnhs I can hear a ticking noise in the cab, kinda like a lifter or something. Wondering if anyone else has had this problem or heard of any fixes or TSB's for this? Does it all the time, doesn't matter if it under load or not.
revx6002003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2012, 10:39 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 17
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Welcome to the wonderful world of the 5.4. My 05 F350 does and so does just about every other 5.4 I have ever had experience with. Wouldn't worry about it.
Mazdaratti3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2012, 10:47 PM   #3
Member
Thread Starter
 
revx6002003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Ashwaubenon,WI
Posts: 42
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Default

I know some older ones have that noise. We have some of those older
F150's at work. Just thought maybe they could have fixed that problem.
revx6002003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2012, 10:50 PM   #4
ETTYOCEO
5 Year Member
 
cdvaight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 3,351
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Default

My '04 Lariat had the Cam Phaser knock. I think that started after about 10K. Didn't hurt anything just really annoying.

.
cdvaight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2012, 11:50 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 247
Thanked 10 Times in 7 Posts
Default

some one told me it was the injectors.
murdr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 12:00 AM   #6
Senior Member
5 Year Member
 
the best engines's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 400
Thanks: 0
Thanked 34 Times in 25 Posts
Default

The 2009 & 2010 5.4 3valve engine Cam Phasers can make the ticking noise from oil "starvation" usually when 1st starting engine on a cold day & oil still thick( my 10 xlt with 9k sometime tick on start up & several minutes when cold out)
If you changed oil regularly you should be fine - I heard some cheap non motorcraft oil filters creat some restrictions that can lead to ticking - keep that in mind
the best engines is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 12:23 AM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: MUSKOKA
Posts: 20
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default 5.4 Ticking Noise

Hey...many of them sound a bit like a Singer sewing machine (for those that know what that is) with a quiet fast tick tick going on and can be heard outside...appears to be absolutely normal. As for what causes it, maybe others know better.
MuskokaRocks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 12:46 AM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

x2 for the injectors...my 2010 and my dads 08 does this, neither truck has ever had a performance issue.
German154 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 06:28 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Posts: 228
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Timing chain?
BlueCountry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 09:00 AM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: MUSKOKA
Posts: 20
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I can go with injectors too. Regardless, I have no performance problems at all! LOL!
MuskokaRocks is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rough Idle/Misfiring - HELP! (2006 F150 5.4L v8) carp104 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 39 08-09-2016 07:32 PM
could this be a blown head gasket?? tyguy88 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 7 11-03-2015 02:46 PM
Why is my truck shaking while i drive? Jordan P Maintenance Shop 13 10-28-2015 01:49 AM
92 f150 302 5.0 ricking Noise (video) dundasj 1987 - 1996 F150 4 09-17-2015 01:10 PM
could this be a blown head gasket?? tyguy88 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 5 09-03-2015 05:00 PM


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



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:56 AM.


Copyright 2006 - 2016 F150Forum.com