I'm getting a 2001 Ford Mustnag tomorrow with 121k on it. Theirs a slight ticking sound under the hood once the car is started up. What could possibly be causing that sound?


Asked by Oct 13, 2014 at 10:35 PM about the 2001 Ford Mustang Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers

Tom Demyan

You have to determine where under the hood it's ticking.

Tom Demyan

I personally would not buy it till I knew what the noise was, it could be engine related. Have a mechanic look it over for you before purchase, it's called a PPI or pre purchase inspection. Will cost a little but worth it in the long run.


More they anything else, it's is coming from the valve cover. 9 x's out of 10, it's the push rods, or the lifters....let your local mechanic look at it first

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