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#108 of 130 Ticking noise in the engine
Mar 05, 2010 (5:08 pm)
I bought a 2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L v6 about 2 years ago and the car has had this ticking noise in the engine ever since I have bought it.
When I start my car the ticking starts high, then dyes down a little, then gets the loudest, then gets low and goes away after 3 minutes of starting. When my car makes the ticking noise I have noticed my rpm gauge jump between 1000 to 2000 and the loudest ticking makes the rpm go higher... Dont no if this has anything to do with the ticking but when I turn my car off i hear this noise that sounds like dropping drops of water on a hot surface. I looked up under my car and noticed water dripping from ( Im guessing its called the resonator) If I even spelled that right; anyways its the part that connects the muffler. Also noticed I have a very light cloud of white smoke but its rather unoticable unless you look at the tail pipe.
Please help me! Im a rather clueless female and I no nothing about vehicles.. So if you respond can you please explain in detail what I need to do... Thanks
#109 of 130 motor noise high oil presure
Apr 04, 2010 (7:20 am)
motor knocks high oil pressure shuts off 1990 4 cyl mustang auto please help
May 11, 2010 (4:41 pm)
I have a 2000 Mustang V6 and the engine started acting up. I was driving down the road and I hear like a snapping sound similar to what is sounds like if you run over some little twigs in the road, then I noticed my car was shaking and did it worse when I was stopped. Kinda like when your almost outta gas and your car start shaking and stalls....thats what mine does but it doesn't stall it acts like it almost does. The check engine light is not on and i replaced the spark plugs. what could be the problem???
#111 of 130 Re: 2000 Mustang V6 [mynameisdare]
Jun 22, 2010 (8:07 pm)
It is possible that a wheel is out of balance, it is also possible that you need an allignment.
Jun 22, 2010 (8:14 pm)
If you're burning coolant there should also be smoke in your exhaust. White smoke I think.
#113 of 130 spark pug blow out
Jun 23, 2010 (7:18 pm)
Warning : 1999-2004 4.6 liter engines have been known to have the spark pug blow out of the cylinder head . Its happened to me and alot of other people . Ford didn't put enough treads in the cylinder which is aluminum and they will blow out. Now its going to cost me about 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 dollars to have the engine tore down and replace the heads or have inserts put in . Not a happy camper when I only have 30,000 miles on my 1999 mustang GT Convert. show car. ** Buyer Beware**
Jun 23, 2010 (7:34 pm)
There are companies that will come out and it without a taking the engine down. lady that comes into the hobbyshop had hers done in about two hours.
#116 of 130 Starting problem
Aug 23, 2010 (10:39 am)
Without knowing the history of the car its hard to tell just what is wrong but heres are a few things that could cause this. The computer gone bad, The EGR value gone, the run fuse blown, coil bad, The ECM modular bad, timing belt broke/jump timing, cats gone bad and clogged
#117 of 130 Re: Engine Problems [walkercaleena]
Aug 23, 2010 (12:47 pm)
Could very well be a broken timing belt/may have jumped time. how many miles does the car have. A timing belt could be changed about every 80K miles and change will last alot longer. Have your timing checked.