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    Ford Taurus Engine Tick

    I just bought a 2005 and starting to tick! It only has 16,000 miles and has an extended warranty

    The car has the 24 valve 6 cylinder, 3.0

    Anyone else have this problem?

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    What oil did you put in it?

    There was a TSB on the Duratec's about ticking. The TSB says after the car is warm and close to idling. The fix IIRC at the dealership is to remove the front cam and reinstall it and re-torquing the bolts in a certain fashion. I will try to find the link on TCCA.

    I noticed in mine that if I used a heavier oil (like 10-30, I have a slow leak in the summer, so I was trying a slightly heavier weight oil) it makes the sound. If I use 5-20 it pretty much goes away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black1999Cobra View Post
    What oil did you put in it?

    There was a TSB on the Duratec's about ticking. The TSB says after the car is warm and close to idling. The fix IIRC at the dealership is to remove the front cam and reinstall it and re-torquing the bolts in a certain fashion. I will try to find the link on TCCA.

    I noticed in mine that if I used a heavier oil (like 10-30, I have a slow leak in the summer, so I was trying a slightly heavier weight oil) it makes the sound. If I use 5-20 it pretty much goes away.
    I had the dealer change the oil, so they probably put the 5w20 in it.

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    I cant seem to find the thread...I know it was there. I also know it was for 2001 thru XX cars with Duratecs.

    Maybe call the dealer and ask them about the TSB for it?

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    FOUND IT!

    Engine - Left Bank Cylinder Head Ticking Noise

    TSB 06-3-5

    02/20/06

    CAMSHAFT TICK NOISE - 3.0L 4V ENGINE ONLY
    FORD:
    2001-2005 Taurus
    2001-2006 Escape

    MERCURY:
    2001-2005 Sable
    2005-2006 Mariner

    This article supersedes TSB 04-20-8 to update the vehicle model years and Service Procedure.
    ISSUE
    Some 2001-2005 Taurus/Sable, 2001-2006 Escape and 2005-2006 Mariner vehicles built prior to 1-17-2006 equipped with the 3.0L 4V Duratec engine may exhibit a ticking noise from the left bank cylinder head, with the engine at normal operating temperature only.


    ACTION
    To diagnose, with the engine running and warm (normal operation temperature), using a mechanic's stethoscope determine if the ticking noise is coming from the left hand intake camshaft at cylinder number 6, (Figure 1). If the ticking noise can be verified, refer to the following Service Procedure.

    SERVICE PROCEDURE
    1. Remove the left bank valve cover. Refer to Workshop Manual, Section 303-01B.

    2. Rotate the engine clock wise until the cylinder number 6 intake cam lobes are pointing up and the valves are fully closed.

    3. Remove all left hand intake cam caps individually and reinstall them finger tight.

    NOTE THE CAMSHAFT CAPS MUST BE COMPLETELY LIFTED OFF AND THEN SET BACK INTO POSITION. LOOSENING AND RE-TORQUEING CAP BOLTS IS NOT SUFFICIENT.


    4. Torque bolts in sequence shown in Figure 2 to 72 lb-in (8 N.m) excluding cam cap number 8L camshaft cap.


    5. Using a screw driver positioned on each side of the top of cam cap number 8L (Figure 3) apply hand pressure and shift cam cap number 8L toward the exhaust side of the cylinder head.

    6. While holding cam cap number 8L in the shifted position, torque the fasteners number 9 (inboard) first, to 72 lb-in (8 N.m) then torque fastener number 10 (Figure 3).

    7. Install the left hand camshaft cover. Refer to appropriate Workshop Manual, Section 303-01.

    8. Fully warm the engine to normal operating temperature to verify the repair.

    WARRANTY STATUS: Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage

    OPERATION DESCRIPTION TIME

    060305A 2001-2003 Taurus/Sable: 0.9 Hr.
    Remove And Install The
    Camshaft Caps Includes
    Time To Remove And
    Install Valve Cover (Do
    Not Use With 6007A10,
    6250AL, 6584AL)

    060305A 2004-2005 1.0 Hr.
    Taurus/Sable: Remove And
    Install The Camshaft Caps
    Includes Time To Remove
    And Install Valve Cover
    (Do Not Use With
    6007A10, 6250AL,
    6584AL)

    060305A 2001-2006 Escape and 1.2 Hrs.
    2005-2006 Mariner:
    Remove And Install The
    Camshaft Caps Includes
    Time To Remove And
    Install Valve Cover (Do
    Not Use With 6007A10,
    6250AL, 6584AL)

    DEALER CODING

    CONDITION
    BASIC PART NO. CODE
    6A267 07

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    Thanks alot, man! I appreciate it!

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    Interesting. My wife has a 04 Escape that makes a ticking/rattle noise during a cold startup for about 20 seconds. Would this TSB fix that?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 32V FICobra View Post
    Interesting. My wife has a 04 Escape that makes a ticking/rattle noise during a cold startup for about 20 seconds. Would this TSB fix that?
    Nope!

    "with the engine running and warm (normal operation temperature), "

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    I was hoping

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    My 2.5L always ticked in my CSVT. I attributed it noisy injectors. Hell, every 2.5L I heard ticked...
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