Ford F-150 owners have reported 96 problems related to engine clicking and tapping noises (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford F-150 based on all problems reported for the F-150.
5. 0 engine started knocking at 130k miles. Timing chains are also stretched causing another ticking sound.
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I bought a 2007 Ford f15 fx4 truck a years ago, and took it to Ford to asked them about the ticking noise coming from engine. They told me that it was normal on the 5. 4 triton. About a week ago the ticking got louder and I looked up problems online, and found that there is a design flaw in the engine that causes cam phasers to fail, and oil pressure drops to zero. Ford knows about the problem, but when I called they told me that I need to replace the engine, and that it would be on me. I looked on several Ford forums and found that there are 1000's of people talking about this. Is it going to take someone getting killed before Ford owns up to there problems! they are ignoring the issue and having the consumer pay aywhere from 3500- 8000 dollars to repair this issue. Also, the engine has very bad power loss and shakes vigouresly when warm and pulling up to stop or reverse.
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Tl- the contact owns a 2013 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while attempted to start the vehicle, the key was placed in the ignition. However, the vehicle failed to start. The contact also stated that he heard a clicking sound in the engine. No warning lights illuminated. The dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 85,000. Lt.
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I bought truck about 2 years ago took to Ford to have tranny flush on it asked them about the ticking noise coming from engine they told me that it was normal on the 5. 4 triton about a week ago the ticking got louder and looked up problems and found that there is a design flaw in engine that causes cam phasers fail nd oil pressure drops to zero Ford knows about problem but whn you call they tell you that you need to replace the engine well looked up forums and people who have replaced the motor had same problems with it later on yesterday I was driving taking my 2 daughters to school when all of a sudden the engine shut off I lost brakes and steering. The truck behind me had to lock up its brakes to keep from hitting me and my kids so I am writing you to see if you can look into this my kids were so scared the truck slowed instantly when the engine failed I had my friend tow it back to my house where I checked the cam sensors and changed them and did not start still does not start now there are 1000's of people on forums talking about this is it going to take someone getting killed before Ford owns up to there problems they are ignoring and having the consumer pay aywhere from 3500- 8000 dollars to repair this I first asked when I bought truck with 81,000 miles on it.
About April 2017 I noticed a ticking noise coming from the engine area of my truck. I also noticed hesitation when I accelerate and my fuel economy has dropped. There is a distinct jerking sensation when driving. My concern is that the vehicle does not want to accelerate in certain gears and I feel this is a safety concern. My truck has the Ford 5. 4l v8 engine and upon my own research, this engine is notorious for the cam phaser going bad, along with other related issues.
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On 2/23/2017 while driving 50-55 mph on an expressway, the vehicle throttle became unresponsive. The tachometer still showed about 1,000 rpms, dash lights began illuminating, advancetrac was disabled, hill start assist was disabled, the wrench light enabled and a check manual light enabled. There also was a hard shift or clunk sound that came from the transmission. After shifting the truck into neutral while coasting, I attempted to turn off and restart the engine. Engine successfully restarted, but the throttle remained unresponsive and all warning lights mentioned above returned. I pulled the truck safely to the side of the highway, and attempted to restart again. This time the engine sputtered and then I turned it off. Next I removed the key, opened the door, closed the door, locked the truck, waited for the accessory lights to turn off, unlocked the truck, opened and closed the door and then restarted, and the truck seemed to clear the problem. I took the truck to the dealer and they later told me the truck is not storing any error codes in it's memory.
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When driving at speeds less than 20 miles per hour the engine will make a loud clunking noise. I have taken the vehicle in to Ford on several occasions and they had never been able to reproduce the problem until today. They told me the rear transmission mount needs to be replaced. This problem has been going on since the day I purchased the vehicle. My last service visit they found a problem with the 4wd vacuum seals that they attributed to this issue and fixed that problem. I thought would resolve my issues but it did not. I am not confident that fixing the rear transmission mount is going to resolve the vehicle problems. I recently had the issue found in #pe13018 resolved by the dealership.
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I purchased my 2005 f150 with a 5. 4l trinitron engine new in 2005. I completed all regular scheduled maintenance using the recommended products, most of it done in Ford dealerships. This 5. 4l engine is a poor design and should be recalled. It has numerous problems. I had a safety inspection done at a Ford dealership and it passed even though it had a ticking sound in the engine and I had hesitation and loss of power. At that point, I had already replaced the transmission at 62,000 miles! now at 105,000 miles the plastic camphasers broke apart, the timing chain broke and the engine is blown!! that is unacceptable for a Ford truck to last that long and have that many problems. This engine is a piece of junk! Ford needs to stand behind its' "built Ford tough" trucks and make this right. I'll never buy another Ford.
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F-150 began with a ticking noise and turned into a loud knocking noise, vehicle looses power or completely shuts off while driving. Replaced coil packs, and spark plugs (one broke off due to horrible design). Basically, had to take apart the entire engine replacing several parts to still not have a drivable vehicle. Mechanic just informed me there is nothing else to do but replace the entire engine. Thank you Ford I owe about $8000 on this pos. I have already sunk $1200 into the vehicle and will now be looking at over $5000 to replace the engine.
3. 5 l ecobost losses power while driving on highway and poor acceleration from stop light or when accelerator pedal is depressed when passing. Several close calls from vehicles going faster approaching from rear at stop lights and while passing. Had close encounter with two tractor trailers on hwy while traveling at 60-65mph going up a hill. Went to pass the trailer truck that was slowing down. After entering the passing lane and pressing the acceleration pedal the truck had a quick shake then with the acceleration pedal pressed to the floor the truck slowed to 45 mph and would not accelerate. I was almost rear ended buy another large truck attempting to pass the slower one. Sometimes has ticking noise at start up that seems to go away after running for 5-30seconds. Has p0016 code and p0299 codes.
While driving at 40mph. My truck made a loud popping sound and I pulled off the road, raised the hood and learned that the sparkplug blew out. I have replaced the spark plug and coil. I learned this is a common occurrence and nothing has been done to fix the problem.
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While sitting stationary waiting for a traffic light. When the light changed I began to move and ejected a spark plug from my 5. 4l triton engine. After hearing a loud popping noise and the cab of the vehicle filled up with gas fumes. Luckly I was close to home. But I am lucky that the engine compartment did not catch fire from gas and vapors in the engine area.
See all problems of the 2000 Ford F-150.
The truck has a ticking sound inside the engine. I have had that noise since I bough it. 3 years ago I had it checked out at a Ford dealership and they said it was normal. This year on November 4, I took it again to the Ford dealership and they found the problem. Its a bent rod. The problem is that the extended warranty that I have will not cover itunless the know the cause of it. So Ford is saying its a defected part. Insurance wont cover it and they want me to pay thousands of dollars to repair it!! if its a defected part, don't you think Ford should pay!!.
Tl- the contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while operating the vehicle a ticking noise was present coming from the engine and the check engine sensor light had illuminated. The contact also indicated that while idling the vehicle would shake and rattle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the engine solenoid was faulty. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 140,000. Jft.
Tl-the contact owns a 2005 Ford F-150. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 55 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed the vehicle lunged forward without warning. The contact stated that when the vehicle is idle there a ticking noise coming from the front of the vehicle. The failures recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicle consumed excessive oil at an accelerated rate and the vehicle needed an oil change. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 144,500. Sg.
I purchased my 2005 f150 with a 5. 4l trinitron engine used in 2010. I completed all regular scheduled maintenance using the recommended products, most of it done in Ford dealerships. This 5. 4l engine is a poor design and should be recalled. It has numerous problems. I had a safety inspection done at a Ford dealership and it passed even though it had a ticking sound in the engine and I had hesitation and loss of power. Replace spark plugs, I had already replaced the transmission at 98,000 miles! this engine is a piece of junk! Ford needs to stand behind its' "built Ford tough" trucks and make this right. I cant enjoy my truck!!!.
I have 2004 F-150 with 92,000 miles on it , I bought it 3 years ago with 70,000 on it making a slight tapping noise . I talked with many people and and the dealer saying that this is the way the engine is designed and should be fine. Yesterday driving down a major highway in northern virginia traveling at 65 mph my truck started making a noise from the engine and shut off , I had good oil pressure ,water temp was fine I pulled it off the highway, never to start again. I had it towed to a locale Ford dealer in fairfax va. After reading from Ford forum web site and hearing the horror stories I feel I am in for a hugh repair bill. I also see there is a class action suit against the Ford motor company for not standing behind their vehicles when there seems to be a major flaw in the engines design. Aprox. Cost of a new engine is between 7 and 10,000 some consumers started to have problems as early as 12,000 miles, I baby my truck, the heaviest thing I have hauled in it is a 6 ft. Christmas tree for my living room. I babied my truck to what means just to have a high repair bill like so many others??? I hope you can help . Please/thank -you in advance.
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Pickup has a ticking noise coming from engine compartment after engine reaches operating temp. Notified Ford about issue and was advised to take to dealership. Took to dealership as advised dealership stated this was normal for a 5. 0 liter engine. Notified Ford after taking to dealership they have not responded back.
When there was snow and ice on the highways I put my truck in 4 wheel drive and when turned back into 2 wheel drive I began to notice a grinding and vibration noise that occurred when turning. Then couple weeks later the noise started when backing out causing truck to shake and lose power to barely back out. This noise continued and has gotten worse. Was taken to dealership and looked over. Updates were made as well as oil change but days later noise came back. Since 2/12/15 my truck has been in the service department four times and has performed recommendations by Ford but days later noise comes back. The last time my truck was in I was told by the owner and service manager my truck is not fixable as they were informed other 2012 f150's are having same issues and an investigation is being done. Since this my truck is shaking more backing up, jerking the vehicle on the highway as if losing power than will gain power and jolt forward, I hear this grinding noise all the time when driving at different speeds from 30-60 mph, turns, and backing up. The other issue is when truck gets to 60 mph or higher it does not shift down unless I let up on pedal and then push it again. I am feeling unsafe in this vehicle as twice now I have heard a popping noise while driving with this noise. The dealership has told me there is nothing more they can do. The issue has been reported to Ford and they have done nothing for me. I want to get rid of this truck as I do not feel safe driving it like this.
We have a Ford f150 crew cab with a 5. 4 triton motor. I was putting it in reverse to drive away and there was a strange popping sound. I instantly shut it off and opened the hood. My father examined it for me and stated the number 3 spark plug had ejected itself, cracking the coil as well. We had to have a helicoil kit installed in order to have threads for the new plug. The truck still is not running properly. This has costed approximately $300 so far, and there is more work that will have to be done since it still sputters and runs rough. This is a well known problem by the Ford dealership, as I have researched it on the internet but Ford refuses to take responsibility for the poorly manufactured triton motor. Fires can start when they pop out as well. This is a dis-service to the public who have unknowingly bought these vehicles and get stuck with huge repairs due to the design of the motor. I am disgusted that there is not a recall. Ford must be held responsible for all these repairs! there is a huge injustice happening by allowing Ford to walk away from the responsibility. A recall before deaths happen would be the responsible thing to do! lemon laws should apply to the triton motors by Ford! if I had known this was happening we would never ever have purchased this vehicle! shame on the Ford company!!! get the recall set into motion to compensate all the people who bought these dangerous pieces of crap!.
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The contact owns a 2000 Ford F-150. While driving 40 mph, a popping noise came from the engine and the vehicle began to drive roughly. After opening the hood, the contact discovered that the spark plug separated from the engine head. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 100,000.
While driving my vehicle under very normal circumstances, traveling approximately 30mph, my truck began to run very rough and there were loud popping noises coming from the top of the passenger side valve cover. It turned out to be a blown-out spark plug and coil pack.
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I was driving down the road and I heard a loud popping noise so I pulled off on the side of the road and turned the truck off. I then saw smoke like the engine had overheated but in a matter of seconds flames ignited and I quickly got out of the vehicle and called 911. As I was speaking to the dispatcher there was a loud explosion and the whole front of my truck was engulfed in flames. By the time the fire department arrived and put out the fire my hood was totally burned up the engine is burned up and melted and the windshield and driver's side window blew out and the dash and front interior is burned and melted. I am lucky that I was able to get out in time because it happened so quickly. I am also glad my 10 month old son was not with me on this day.
Started vehicle and heard a real loud bang followed by a load continuous popping sound. A spark plug got blown out of the engine and it took the cop with it so a fire could not start. We were stranded in bad weather.
The contact owns a 1999 Ford F-150. The contact stated while driving 30 mph he heard a popping sound in the engine, followed by loud, repetitive clicking or popping sounds. The contact pulled over to examine the failure and the number 4 cylinder had fractured, the spark plug also blew out of its proper position. The contact took his vehicle to the closest independent mechanic. By the time the contact reached the mechanic the vehicle was overwhelmed with a strong persistent odor of used gasoline. The mechanic stated the number 4 cylinder spark plug did blow out. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer and dealer have not been alerted. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 190,000.
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|Engine And Engine Cooling problems||
|Check Engine Light On problems||
|Car Stall problems||
|Manifold/header/muffler/tail Pipe problems||
|Gasoline Engine problems||
|Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problems||
|Engine Exhaust System problems||
|Coolant Leaking problems||
|Engine Stall problems||