ticking noise

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Asked by Sep 16, 2011 at 08:03 PM about the 1985 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a 1985 ford f150 its making a ticking noise from under the dashboard doesnt seem to hurt anything just wanna know what it is

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Fords have inherent noises. Power steering pump for one. My 89 F-150 always "ticks" after start-up but goes away soon after the oil pumps to the valves/valve covers...oil low?

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mine only does it when its not running it doesnt do it all the time

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Coolant/heat related noise as it cools down? (sounds like ticking - another inherent noise, other vehicles too) Electrical - ? When ticking noise occurs after ignition off - disconnect battery to see if it stops, see if it's electrical. Go from there

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it stops when i disconnect the battery

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Electrical - could be a switch, not opening to cut power like the off position of the windshield wipers. Gurguessing of where to start. Noise stops after battery disconnect. I once owened an 86 Ranger. Glove box light would stay on...if parked three days - drain too much to start. Check how much drain (amps) it's drawing...if yours drains too.

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i never noticed my battery going dead it can sit for weeks without going dead it did before

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