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#1901 of 1936 2005 Ford Exp clicking noise when driving
Aug 16, 2011 (4:12 am)
Hello, We have a Ford Exp and for the past few months we have noticed a clicking noise when driving. The noise will get faster as we accelerate. The oil is fine and has even been changed again recently. Any clue what can be causing this?
#1902 of 1936 Re: 2005 Ford Exp clicking noise when driving [tinamj]
Aug 16, 2011 (9:39 am)
Have a mechanic check it out, could be a valve.
First thing to do is to find out whether it is inside the engine, or outside. Disconnect the serpentine belt and start the engine. If the ticking is still there, it's inside the engine. If the noise has stopped, then the problem is one of the externally mounted devices (e.g. alternator, AC compressor, etc).
#1903 of 1936 Re: 2005 Ford Exp clicking noise when driving [kiawah]
Aug 16, 2011 (11:09 am)
Thanks so much for answering, I took it to a auto place on post (we are in Germany right now) but they didn't know what it was and didn't feel comfortable looking into the engine so they told me to take it to a Ford Dealership. If it is inside the engine is it something serious that may cost a lot of money?
#1904 of 1936 Re: 2005 Ford Exp clicking noise when driving [tinamj]
Aug 16, 2011 (11:32 am)
Has the potential to be expensive. Since no-one can hear your engine over the internet or do any of the diagnostic techniques that a mechanic can....it's hard to know. Could be something relatively easy to fix......or it could be a major problem that could turn catastrophic if not corrected.
As an example, if you have a piston rod bearning going bad, they'd have to open up the engine to fix it, which would be expensive. If on the other hand you drive it and the bearing totally fails and the rod punches thru the engine block, then it's catastrophic and you will need a new engine. If it is something external to the engine, would be cheaper.
Point is, nothing to fool around with, get a trusted/competent mechanic to figure out what the problem is.
#1905 of 1936 Re: 2005 Ford Exp clicking noise when driving [kiawah]
Aug 16, 2011 (11:35 am)
Thanks so much. I have an appointment with Ford Monday, so I hope it is something not to major.
I really appreciate you taking the time to answer my question
#1906 of 1936 Re: 03 Expedition with noise coming from rear [airborne6]
Sep 28, 2011 (6:05 pm)
I have this problem with my expedition too. It is an 04. I had that popping noise that has now advanced to something like the sound of a machine gun. However, it started out just like the pop noise you described in this post. Did you ever find out what the problem is?
#1907 of 1936 Re: 03 Expedition with noise coming from rear [bigeddienyc]
Sep 28, 2011 (9:45 pm)
Easy $20 dollar fix. It's called the rear actuator. You can Google it. You'll find a lot of posts. It took me about two hours to get it replaced. But I took off panels that I shouldn't have. Let me know if u need more help.
#1908 of 1936 Re: 03 Expedition with noise coming from rear [cinch1777]
Sep 29, 2011 (5:50 am)
There are two rear blend door actuators - one for floor to ceiling, one for temperature. You can determine which it is by changing the rear controls. When the noise stops, that's the one that is doing it. The floor to ceiling actuator takes about 10 minutes to change through the change tray on top of the right rear wheel well, the temperature control takes between an hour and two to do, depending on how you choose to get at it (remove trim or contort through the available openings).
#1909 of 1936 Re: Loud Gringing Noise When Starting [03expo]
Oct 16, 2011 (2:53 pm)
I have the same problem with expedition 04 I have tried 3 aftermarket starters with no success .