Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Need a little advice!
I am pretty new to the forums, but have found the information extremely useful so far! I just reciently purchased a 2010 F-150 XLT 5.4 Supercab 4x4.
I'm not much of a gearhead, but I was hoping someone might be able to shed some light on some questions concerning some noises I've been hearing coming from the truck!
First I dont know if its the injectors, or supposed to sound this way, but the engine ticks... its fairly noticeable outside the cab, and occurs right from startup on a cold engine and continues into normal operating temps. I've asked the dealership about it and they say its normal, even started a few f-150's on the lot, they make the same tick. Does this sound like a normal engine noise? It doesn't sound like a diesel or anything, just a constant "tickticktick" even when bringing the RPM's up.
On to the next noise.... If I pull up to a curb to put some resistance on the engine, or press the brakes and lightly push the gas, you can hear what almost sounds like a rattling or clacking sound, different from the constant engine noise I was describing above. This sound only occurs when the truck has some resistance on it, and its at a low RPM, below 1000 I think. push the gas just a bit further, or let it return to idle, and the noise dissapears. Could this be a loose heat shield or something?
Like I said, I'm not very mechanically inclined! haha! But I'm hoping some of you out there might know, or have heard what I'm talking about! I love my truck, but I'd hate to think she was starting to fall apart at only 2000km! I'm hoping its just minor though!
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
2010 F-150 5.4 XLT Supercab 4x4