Tinny sound when I start up my truck


Asked by Aug 20, 2016 at 08:10 AM about the 2010 Ford F-150 XLT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I start my truck up in the morning I hear a tinny, clinking sound when I
excelerate ....what could it be ?

4 Answers


Could just be a loose heat shield from the exhaust header or on/near the cat.

Bob Beaman

Possible exhaust leak.


Yeah that's a better suggestion, especially if the noise goes away as the truck warms up.

Bob Beaman

Could be a bad exhaust gasket, cracked exhaust manifold or a missing exhaust manifold bolt. As the engine and manifold warms up, the material in the area of the leak expands and the leak stops. Could also be a loose spark plug. Has any work recently been done to this vehicle? Which engine do you have? Miles?

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