tapping nosie front of engine

10

Asked by Feb 25, 2016 at 05:52 PM about the 1995 Ford F-150 XL LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1995 ford f150 4.9 straight 6
tapping noise front engine. removed the serpentine belt and still nosie.

8 Answers

58,205

Is the noise coming from the middle or top of the engine? Probably a sticky lifer. I am not sure on that one if the rocker arm can be adjusted or not, An oil additive for freeing up lifters you can try. Just ask at your locale parts store.

10

Sound like its coming from timing cover. Comes and goes.

58,205

On the front of the engine inside the timing cover, it is a gear set-up, no timing chain. The lifters are down toward the middle of the engine. I'm not sure but the timing gear that goes on the camshaft looks to be a fiber gear. I am prone to think it is a sticky lifter.

10

What oil additive do you suggest? For lifter issue.. I did climb under the truck and heard it louder. Thanx for all your suggestions

58,205

Just go to your local parts store, they have all sorts of stuff, they can suggest something.

10

Just had a friend( City mechanic) with a stethascope and sound is coming from timing cover... Gears going bad?.. Plastic gears?

58,205

Good one, I forgot about that, yes, I believe the camshaft has a fiber gear on it. A tooth cold have broke off.

10

Well, just my luck the crankshaft is bad. The harmonic balancer was rubbing on the timing cover.. Either I find someone to rebuild engine cheap and hopefully no other problems and run another 200,000 miles. Or sell it and lose money. Ugh ! Thanx for all your input. Most appreciated.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • My truck is making a ticking noise 5 answers

    Got to work today and started hearing my engine tick, so of course I checked the oil and saw I was low, filled it up and rode around just fine until I hit the interstate, still getting a ticking noi...

    1995 Ford F-150 XLT LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • I have a 2003 ford f-150, 5.4 engine. 1 answer

    I added a pint of some foreign liquid accidently. So I had the oil changed and the filter changed. It's tapping now and the oil gauge in the dash shows low oil pressure.

    2003 Ford F-150 King Ranch Crew Cab 4WD SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • I ran oil dry after a leaking oil filter spilled it all on the road for 2 minutes 1 answer

    So I changed my oil today and for whatever reason did not lube the gasket cap on the new oil filter before putting it on. Also, I cranked it an extra 1/4 turn with a oil filter wrench. Got in a hurry ...

    2006 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCab Styleside 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Chugging noise behind harmonic balancer 4 answers

    Train-like Chugging noise behind harmonic balancer, noise gets louder when clutch is pushed in at idle. Cannot hear noise while driving

    1994 Ford F-150 XLT 4WD Extended Cab LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • the engine knocks 2 answers

    knockim m ng nosies

    2001 Ford Ranger 4 Dr Edge 4WD Extended Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

F-150

Looking for a Used F-150 in your area?

CarGurus has 210,087 nationwide F-150 listings starting at $895.

ZIP:

Search Ford F-150 Questions

Ford F-150 Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 7,210
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 4,260
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,590
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
863 Great Deals out of 64,429 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Ram 1500
438 Great Deals out of 11,489 listings starting at $700
Used Toyota Tacoma
525 Great Deals out of 37,564 listings starting at $2,950
Used Ford F-250
488 listings starting at $3,975
Used Ford Mustang
315 Great Deals out of 45,692 listings starting at $2,000
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
605 Great Deals out of 27,656 listings starting at $600
Used Ford Explorer
719 Great Deals out of 74,484 listings starting at $750
Used Ford Ranger
178 Great Deals out of 6,233 listings starting at $1,300

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford F-150 XL LB For Sale
206 listings starting at $19,995
2016 Ford F-150 XL LB For Sale
33 listings starting at $19,991
2015 Ford F-150 XL LB For Sale
1 listings starting at $27,900
2014 Ford F-150 XL LB For Sale
62 listings starting at $9,995