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Incorrect weight oil. Cheap or defective filter. Change the oil and use a Motorcraft or Purolator filter and the correct weight as described in your owner's manual. If this does not help, then purchase a can of Seafoam Motor Treatment. Pour it into the crankcase per the instructions on the container. If you have clogged or partially stuck lifters, this will clean them. This is an excellent product sold at Advance and many other auto parts stores. Read about it at I have seen 20W50 oil make the lifters go nuts; I use 10W30. The 2.3 rangers have a problem with high mileage lifter noise because the oil pickups clog from the oil pan gasket coming apart. My Ranger did that and I thought the engine was damaged, I changed the oil pickup, the noise went away and the oil pressure was a lot better, and I had no damage to the bearings.

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Q: What would cause clicking or lifter noise in a 98 Ford Explorer?
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