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  • sandman7925

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    If I got to replace the motor this will be the last Ford I ever own. This is my fifth Ford vehicle in my life and I'm recently coming from a GMC that I got in a wreck with and found this truck from a family member as a great deal. I swore I was never going to go back to Ford because I have had nothing but problems with all of the Fords I've owned and that GMC truck had zero problems. Could have just been luck with the GMC I don't know. I don't want to get in the tit for tat about GMC versus Ford but from the one GMC that I owned, I had none of the problems that I had with my Fords.
    **** man if you start researching truck reliability you’ll end up riding a horse. Any of them can and will break down at any given second.
    A coworker just bought a GMC Denali. Kept talking **** about my ford transmission. Enlightening him to the fact that we have the same transmission was funny.
     

    Xeon64

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    **** man if you start researching truck reliability you’ll end up riding a horse. Any of them can and will break down at any given second.
    A coworker just bought a GMC Denali. Kept talking **** about my ford transmission. Enlightening him to the fact that we have the same transmission was funny.
    Horse would be a lot cheaper and a nice companion these days.
     

    Scrape

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    Not sure on the 6.2 noises. My 7.3 diesel rattles so much it has no other noises to hear.. I have a 07 expedition with 5.4 that gave me 398k with no real issues until the timing chatter began. Quite rare.
    My 2019 expedition with 3.5 started the dreaded cam phaser rattle on cold startup at 59,840 miles, standard Ford powertrain warranty good to 60k. Ford stealership tried talking me into bringing the thing in a week or so later for warranty work.
    I said nope, I’ll park it there tonight so I don’t run over the 60k and have to fool with an extended warranty BS. Dropped it off with key in my pocket. I met them at opening the next morning to have the tech with me to hear it on cold start so they could not deny the obvious rattle.

    Lord I miss points, condenser, coil and carbed motors
     

    Xeon64

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    Another video of the noise. It is coming from this area under the truck. Only does it after it has warmed up and run for a while.



    I am starting to think water pump or possibly timing chain. Truck seems to run fine. Just makes this noise. It has been doing it for a long time just seems to be getting worse.
     

    Abby Normal

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    Horse would be a lot cheaper and a nice companion these days.
    Don’t forget the flies & compost.

    I love the simplicity of carb engines but the reliability of my work van is hard to beat.
    Do the utune posters say what the cause of their noise was or do they still have it?
     
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    sandman7925

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    Another video of the noise. It is coming from this area under the truck. Only does it after it has warmed up and run for a while.



    I am starting to think water pump or possibly timing chain. Truck seems to run fine. Just makes this noise. It has been doing it for a long time just seems to be getting worse.

    Join Reddit and post that there. Someone will know probably.
     

    Scrape

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    Pull your belt off to tell if it’s an internal or external noise like water pump, tensioner pulley, alternator or the like.
    I had a tensioner pulley sound like heck, thought it was the water pump.
    With the belt off you can sometimes spin the various items run off the belt for resistance or noise.
     

    Xeon64

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    Pull your belt off to tell if it’s an internal or external noise like water pump, tensioner pulley, alternator or the like.
    I had a tensioner pulley sound like heck, thought it was the water pump.
    With the belt off you can sometimes spin the various items run off the belt for resistance or noise.
    I plan on trying that.
     

    foz1359

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    your original post says you know it's not the intake and you probably researched the noise pretty well before posting but his noise and yours sound like 1st cousins, at least. Like others have said, start and idle so you know the clacking sound is obvious then remove the serpentine belt and idle. Still there? (probably) Grab your 3ft wooden dowel bout the size of your pinky finger (Lord, don't use a hose or a screwdriver) and place one end tight to your ear hole and then start touching the other end to known noise makers -intake banks, valve covers, exhaust manifolds, timing chain covers. (Keep the dumb end away from spinning things!)
    You don't have long because there's no engine cooling with the belt removed -the condition is going to reveal itself quickly.
     
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    jdindadell

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    Pull the serpentine belt off. Look at it, if it looks like it is cracking replace it.

    While it is off, spin the idlers. It sounds like one of them has a bad bearing, as the noise is not continuous. Also, the spring loaded idler may have failed and is slightly oscillating causing a noise. A bad belt can also cause the tensioner to oscillate, and thus make noise.

    Not sure if it has any stationary idler pulleys, or just the tensioner pulley. The bearings in those just go out. They are not that big and the tensioner pulleys are small thus they spin faster than the larger pulleys.

    I had a lincoln years ago and one of the stationary idlers only had a few ball bearings left in it when it started making noise. It had 30 or so balls in it new and was still spinning with 6 or so left...

    I have changed many idlers that had bad bearings.

    When you turn the idler by hand f you feel anything other than a super smooth movement the bearing is trash. And any slack is also a bad bearing.
     

    Scrape

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    I did not review the video until a while ago. The guy in the video has the problem identified it seems. I have a 7.3 and learned a ton off the website’ powerstroke owners.com’ . The guys there have seen everything there is that could possibly go wrong and already have the corrective repair down pat. Most times step by step procedures for the repair needed.

    There are different sub links for each version of the different motor sizes and years.
     

    Bolt Head

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    If I got to replace the motor this will be the last Ford I ever own. This is my fifth Ford vehicle in my life and I'm recently coming from a GMC that I got in a wreck with and found this truck from a family member as a great deal. I swore I was never going to go back to Ford because I have had nothing but problems with all of the Fords I've owned and that GMC truck had zero problems. Could have just been luck with the GMC I don't know. I don't want to get in the tit for tat about GMC versus Ford but from the one GMC that I owned, I had none of the problems that I had with my Fords.
    That's why I love Lexus.
    While I am a VERY Proud American, American auto manufacturers need to step up their game. The Japanese are leading the way by a large margin. I refuse to drive American vehicles.
     

    WhereIsIt?

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    That's why I love Lexus.
    While I am a VERY Proud American, American auto manufacturers need to step up their game. The Japanese are leading the way by a large margin. I refuse to drive American vehicles.
    I drove GMs but I got my wife a civic when we got married... Never looked back. Been to 3 different dealers for service and they took care of me like I've been a long life customer. GM? Nope.. They don't care.

    Since that civic we got a crv and now a pilot. Couldn't be happier.

    I bought a ranger in 2021. The truck itself is great. Ford service? Same bs as GM. They make you feel like they are doing you a favor.
     

    Xeon64

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    That's why I love Lexus.
    While I am a VERY Proud American, American auto manufacturers need to step up their game. The Japanese are leading the way by a large margin. I refuse to drive American vehicles.
    Japan need to make V8s and heavy duty trucks. A Tundra ain't pulling a 10000 pound trailer.
     

    Bolt Head

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    Japan need to make V8s and heavy duty trucks. A Tundra ain't pulling a 10000 pound trailer.
    I agree! I was eyeballing a new Lexus GX but passed when I saw they no longer put V8s in their full-size SUVs. For an SUV of that size I want a V8 for all the American reasons.
    Oddly enough Lexus offers an IS with a V8 but not a GX, but I'm not spending the extra money for V8 power in a sedan when the "utility reasons" for V8 power outweigh the capabilities of the sedan body. I'll just keep watching and hoping they bring it back.
     

    Xeon64

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    I agree! I was eyeballing a new Lexus GX but passed when I saw they no longer put V8s in their full-size SUVs. For an SUV of that size I want a V8 for all the American reasons.
    Oddly enough Lexus offers an IS with a V8 but not a GX, but I'm not spending the extra money for V8 power in a sedan when the "utility reasons" for V8 power outweigh the capabilities of the sedan body. I'll just keep watching and hoping they bring it back.
    A buddy of mine just got a tundra with that new turbo charged v6 and it could not pull a 4000lb RV. The old 5.7 Tundra V8 would have handle that with no problem. Lexus probably use to have some variation of the the 5.7 too.
     

    Bolt Head

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    A buddy of mine just got a tundra with that new turbo charged v6 and it could not pull a 4000lb RV. The old 5.7 Tundra V8 would have handle that with no problem. Lexus probably use to have some variation of the the 5.7 too.
    A turboed V6 is what the GX now have, and why I passed on the GX.
    I'll keep watching though :D

    Sorry to hijack this thread!
     

    Bolt Head

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    I drove GMs but I got my wife a civic when we got married... Never looked back. Been to 3 different dealers for service and they took care of me like I've been a long life customer. GM? Nope.. They don't care.

    Since that civic we got a crv and now a pilot. Couldn't be happier.

    I bought a ranger in 2021. The truck itself is great. Ford service? Same bs as GM. They make you feel like they are doing you a favor.
    In my youngest driving years I drove American vehicles, then I started reading, researching. Things I read went hand-in-hand with my experiences. I kept researching. I chose Japanese and like you, the rest is history. Minus heavy duty vehicles, sell me one of the top Japanese vehicles.
     
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