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Old 03-05-2004, 17:38   #1 (permalink)
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Ticking noise at higher speeds

Guys, my EF has developed a bit of a ticking noise which sounds something similar to a card stuck in a bike wheel sort of a ticking/flapping noise, sorry hard to describe!), and it seems to do it quietly at around 110, 140 its bloody loud and im not game to go any further to test and see if it gets worse.

Not getting any warnings or indications coming up on the cluster, and I have had a good look around the bay to make sure there's nothing loose, cant find anything that looks damaged or out of place. It seems to be coming from the left (passenger side) of the car, but as I said it only happens very quietly at around 110, the faster you go the louder and faster it gets.

Can someone please give me an idea of what it might be?!
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Re: Ticking noise at higher speeds

Does it seem to do it mostly on acceleration? If so, check that the cannister purge valve inside the front left hand wheel arch in front of the wheel isn't making contact with the bodywork or chassis; it is meant to be suspended in mid air with its connecting hoses. It is the small silver coloured bit below the cannister with the two wires connected to it. It opens and closers rapidly and this will transmit a ticking sound if it contacts the bodywork or if the valve is faulty and excessivel noisey. If you are unsure if this is the source or nor just go for a drive with the two wires unplugged from the valve and see if the noise vanishes.
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Re: Ticking noise at higher speeds

OK check your suspension/driveline. It will probably be a rotating part.
Tyres out of balance/alignment?
Tailshaft unbalanced (likely) or uni joints stuffed?
Is anything rubbing on anything?

The other thing you can try is the purge solenoid, sometimes these will rattle against the chasiss, generating a ticking sound. Although it's not generally speed-related.
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The other thing you can try is the purge solenoid, sometimes these will rattle against the chasiss, generating a ticking sound. Although it's not generally speed-related.
Mongral it does rattle against the bodywork; it's is a electronically switched air valve that opens and closes rapidly and repeatedly always making a ticking noise which is engine speed related (faster on acceleration). The noise however is usually not heard inside the car as the switch is suspended in mid-air by two rubber hoses. However, if the switch touches the bodywork or chassis rail the sound of this switching on and off will be carried into the passenger compartment and will often sound like it is coming from the passenger side dash, firewall or footwell.

The switch can also become noisier and a pedestrian can also often hear this ticking sound as a Ford accelerates past them although the driver and passengers in the car will be oblivious to the noise.
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Re: Ticking noise at higher speeds

Cheers for the replies guys, I dont think it's the suspension as while the car rattles and squeaks like a trailer (must do something about that!), it was all checked out after the crash and there was no evidence of anything rubbing/moving, or any broken parts.

Thanks for the help, I'll have a look at the purge valve this afternoon and let you know how it goes.
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OK if it was fixed after a crash it is very likely that the put it back together with the purge valve touching the body work or chassis rail.
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Re: Ticking noise at higher speeds

The charcoal cannister purge valves only seem to operate at medium throttle & low-mid RPM. Mine was driving me crazy - I thought lifter first but the symptoms weren't entirely consistent with that diagnosis. But the speed of the ticking does increase with engine RPM - so it's certainly possible that's your problem. It was actually another thread on here that lead me to finding mine - touching the wheel arch. Thank god for newgroups!
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