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What causes the never-ending loud ticking sound in a 200k mile 1993 Ford Explorer 40?

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2010-07-27 04:30:22
2010-07-27 04:30:22

possibly your lifters and cam may need replaced, try a synthetic oil to prevent changing immediately

I had a '93 I had at one time and amongst a lot of other Fords, but when I had the '93 I bought it with 17K miles w/ the 4.0, it also ticked seemed more than the V-8's did, so a had a few techs listen to it and they said it's typical for a Ford to tick like so because they have hydraulic lifters and will tick even more when it sits for a long period of time due to the oil getting to the lifters, especially when it sits overnight.

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