I have a 03 4.6 V8 gt and it has a tic/knocking sound in the engine. I've done 2 oil changes w. Marvel Mystery oil included & a motorflush on to last one and still does noise. Lifter maybe? LMK PLEASE

Asked by May 01, 2014 at 07:20 PM about the 2003 Ford Mustang GT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car has 88,000 miles

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there is kind of a difference between a tick and a knock. lifters tick,pistons knock. tick-tick-tick steady I'd think lifter. A nice long handled screw driver held against your ear and the other end touched to different places can pretty much pin point the area where noise is coming from

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try putting Lucas in it if it stops or quiets down its a lifted

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I agree with checking the location of the sound. Crummy aftermarket oil filters will starve the engine of oil for the first 1 - 3 seconds, a flat cam lobe or bad or collapsed Hydraulic Lash Adjuster, It's also common to have a Timing Chain Tensioner fail on this engine. I've seen several cracked or even broken out Flex Plates too. It all depends on where it's coming from and when.

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