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i just replaced the exhaust manifold, because they were cracked but the car is still ticking at an idle, but most noticable when giving the car gas around 30 mph or higher any idea what it is???
 

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exhaust leak or maybe its this

 

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actually, i think my brother had the same problem in his 2000 v6. **** i cant remember what the cause of it was. ill ask him and get back to you. i remember it had that ticking sound... hmmm
 

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I have an exhaust leak in my 2000 v6 Mustang and I get a ticking noise when I accelerate as well. Hoping to get a whole new exhaust system install asap so I'll let you know if that clears up my ticking noise.
 

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I have the same exact problem. Change the exhaust manifold on the right side (left was fine) but still have the ticking.
 

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actually, i think my brother had the same problem in his 2000 v6. **** i cant remember what the cause of it was. ill ask him and get back to you. i remember it had that ticking sound... hmmm
that video fixed my problem lol. that was hilarious. i already fixed an exhaust leak i have but the damn thing keeps ticking when accerlating it really annoying :mad:and seems to come from the right side more than the left??
 

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Ive seen this before, loose rockers from a collapsed lifter caused the noise.. valvetrain!!
 

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I have the same exact problem. Change the exhaust manifold on the right side (left was fine) but still have the ticking.
i did the left exhaust manifold had a leak but the right side one was fine still making the ticking noise im thinking its the lifters but not sure. at an idle it ticks but when i really get on the car thats when i hear it the most
 

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I have an exhaust leak in my 2000 v6 Mustang and I get a ticking noise when I accelerate as well. Hoping to get a whole new exhaust system install asap so I'll let you know if that clears up my ticking noise.
thanks let me know how that works out for ya
 

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Ive seen this before, loose rockers from a collapsed lifter caused the noise.. valvetrain!!
i have been wondering if its a loose rocker cause my father replaced one that was loose in my brothers car seemed to solve the problem. Some time this week im gonna look at the rockers and take a look.
 

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i have been wondering if its a loose rocker cause my father replaced one that was loose in my brothers car seemed to solve the problem. Some time this week im gonna look at the rockers and take a look.
I would reccomend it, manifolds and valvetrain are the most common engine tick noises for 6ers

EDIT: I have also seen the welds around the cats break.. check em
 

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probably a sticky lifter...
 

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I have that... Changed my oil from 5w30 to 20w50... went away after that.
 

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I had* that
 

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you have to be careful with that thick oil man. It can cause failure of the oil pump and your parts to be not properly lubricated.
 

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In my experience there are two problems that cause the ticking noise (usually I would describe it as quite metallic and louder than a tick).

An exhaust leak is one possibility and likely what is going on if the noise occurs while accelerating. The common leak points are cracked manifolds or a leak between the manifold and converter assembly. One thing to check is that the shouldered manifold studs are tight. If they are not all the way up the spacer may keep the pipe from sealing.

The other common problem is wear in the rocker arms. They wear at the fulcrums which causes more valve clearance than the lifter can compensate for.
 

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I would reccomend it, manifolds and valvetrain are the most common engine tick noises for 6ers

EDIT: I have also seen the welds around the cats break.. check em
ya i already checked the cats no cracks, i checked the whole exhaust system, sunday im going to look at the rockers and replace the bad ones see if that solves the problem.
 

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New exhaust is amazing. Had a leak in the drivers side header than I got welded up. Ticking noise is gone :)
great news hopeing to clear up my ticking noise by replaceing some lifters this weekend so i can finally start some modding this summer lol
 

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In my experience there are two problems that cause the ticking noise (usually I would describe it as quite metallic and louder than a tick).

An exhaust leak is one possibility and likely what is going on if the noise occurs while accelerating. The common leak points are cracked manifolds or a leak between the manifold and converter assembly. One thing to check is that the shouldered manifold studs are tight. If they are not all the way up the spacer may keep the pipe from sealing.

The other common problem is wear in the rocker arms. They wear at the fulcrums which causes more valve clearance than the lifter can compensate for.
im pretty sure its a loose rocker, just wanted to make sure i was on the right track before taking everything apart, i just fixed and exhaust leak on the left exhaust manifold, and checked the right side manifold but its fine, my last option now is the rockers to check. hopefully this weekend car will be running tick free :) thanks for all the input everyone
 
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