21574 4.6L 3V/ 5.4L 3V ENGINE TICK/RATTLE FROM VCT 800-1200 RPM - DO NOT ATTEMPT SERVICE 2009-2010 F-150 WITH 4.6L 3V, 2005-2010 F150 WITH 5.4L 3V,2005-2010 MUSTANG WITH 4,6L 3V, 2005-2010 F250, F350 WITH 5.4L3V, 2006-2010 EXPLORER/MOUNTAINEER WITH 4.6L 3V ENGINE, 2007-2010 SPORT TRAC WITH 4.6L 3V ENGINE, AND 2005-2011 EXPEDITIONS AND NAVIGATORS WITH 5.4L 3V ENGINES. SOME CUSTOMERS MAY BE CONCERNED WITH TICK/RATTLE NOISES FROM THE VARIABLE CAM TIMING (VCT) ON LIGHT TIP-IN ACCEL BETWEEN 800-1200 RPM. THIS CONDITION MAY BE MOST NOTICEABLE OPERATING VEHICLE IN CONFINED AREAS SUCH AS A DRIVE-THRU. THE NOISE IS ELIMINATED WHEN VCT SOLENOIDS ARE UNPLUGGED. THIS CONDITION SHOULD BE CONSIDERED A NORMAL CHARACTERISTIC OF THE ENGINE. DO NOT ATTEMPT ENGINE REPAIRS TO CHANGE THIS NORMAL CONDITION. THIS CONDITION DOES NOT AFFECT PERFORMANCE OR DURABILITY OF THE ENGINE.
TahoeBilly2007: Mine sounds like a Singer sewing machine at 172K. I used Marvels for a few oil cycles using full synthetic around 100K. I think the Marvels really cleaned things up now I run full synth every 10K.
rumerboyz: how many miles were on your truck when you replaced the motor? I have a 2005 F250 5.4 with 40,000 miles. Should I be worried? I change the oil every 5000 miles like the book says. Thanks for any info
javier solis: no buelvo a comprar freaking ford they run like a freaking burra
UBBERTANKER: the 3v ones dont pop plugs thats a 2v thing the 3v its impossible to get the plugs out without breaking them
Richard Bonillas: I have an 05 F150 Crew Cab 5.4L 3V, it is still running great and strong and the truck has 188,040. This is damn good engine ever I have so I always take care of it to maintain routine every 3,000 miles for oil change Motorcraft 5W20 and Motorcraft oil filter no problem at all since I bought it. I have noticed there are many 5.4L are crap because they don't take care of these engines.
Derrik Nikkel: Mine is a 05 5.4 v3 with 138000 km and same old crap I have seen so many others with same problems
tyu ytfgh: my dads 2001 ford f150 with the same engine has 250,000 miles and still runs perfect
kennedyjohn: these motors are the crapiest motors i want ford to give me a new truck ive already replaced one 5.4 motor in my 06 and its sounds like it is about to go again but i dont really care cause i have a 100,000 mile warranty on this new motor and it only has about 30,000....and yeah the ticking is the cam phasers or sometimes it can be the valves when you first start the truck over untill they settle
TheTerminator310: Yeah, I agree with lizard2006. That engine does not sound normal. The cam phasers are going bad in that motor. It's time for them to be replaced.
lizard2006: @rondotrailer no it is not. That is clearly the cam phaser... 1100 dollars a side. the injector does not make that noise.
1977SVTLightning: More like terrible design ..That would be the cam phasers making all the noise in conjunction with the fuel injectors.
biffula: Thats the sound they make right before they throw a spark plug.
mifan93: i think its the lifters, all of the 3v 5.4 sound the same
rondotrailer: I know what you mean.
Actually it's the noisy fuel injection.
This motor is known for being noisy.
2005 FORD TRITON 5.4 3 VALVE WITH 130 K MILES ENGINE RUN ** SOLD** SEE WHAT U MISSED!5
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