Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problems of the 1998 Ford F-150

Four problems related to engine clicking and tapping noises have been reported for the 1998 Ford F-150. The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car   Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem 1
Failure Date: 01/03/2012

The contact owns a 1998 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, a strong odor of fuel emitted inside of the vehicle. There was also a loud ticking noise coming from the engine. The contact was able to maneuver to the shoulder of the road. The vehicle was then towed to the contact’s residence. The contact stated that a spark plug dislodged from the cylinder head and he planned to take the vehicle to an independent mechanic for repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.

car   Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem 2
Failure Date: 04/10/2005

Started vehicle and heard a clanging noise under the hood. Immediately turned vehicle off and checked under hood for source. Had a relative to start the truck while I examined the engine for cause. Shortly after 2nd start and stop, oil began dripping under vehicle. Holes had been knocked in the engine block and oil pan. I have the 4. 2l v6 engine in my Ford F-150. I now have to replace the engine because of the damage caused by the thrown rod.

car   Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem 3
Failure Date: 02/26/2005

While driving 65 mph, the driver heard a loud popping noise coming from the front of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and the mechanic determined that the right head needed to be replaced due to a spark plug blowing out. These were the original plugs. According to the consumers research on the internet and talking to service managers, this was a well known problem for the aluminum head 5. 4 l v8 engine. The years that were affected were 1997-2002.

car   Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem 4

Engine knock and ticking noise at start up,rough idle.

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