Ticking sound - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 2011-2014 Mustang GT



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 04-22-2014, 08:54 AM   #1
Registered Member
Regular
 
Crewchief15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Charleston
Region: South Carolina
Posts: 177
Ticking sound

'14 GT premium, 7000 miles, 5W50 Motorcraft oil. Recently noticed a random "ticking" sound which appears to be coming from underneath the car on driver's side. The sound is non rythmic and I only notice it when car is warm and idle. No change when engaging the clutch, does not seem to react to throttle position. I sure hope it's not motor related as I have a Steeda 93 tune. Have not noticed any change in performance. When I open the hood and listen, I don't really hear it. It's a lot more prominent when next to front wheel, driver's side. Any thoughts? Again, the sound seems to be totally random with no rhythm to it at all. Thanks.
Crewchief15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-22-2014, 12:34 PM   #2
Registered Member
Regular
 
GE3G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Region: Canada
Posts: 721
Its normal these motors have lots of ticking sound I wouldnt worry to much. Does the car run well?
GE3G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2014, 12:36 PM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
Crewchief15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Charleston
Region: South Carolina
Posts: 177
Quote:
Originally Posted by GE3G View Post
Its normal these motors have lots of ticking sound I wouldnt worry to much. Does the car run well?
Yeah, it runs as strong as it ever has. I just get nervous. It almost sounds like a heat shield cooling or something. I guess I won't worry until I need to.
Crewchief15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-22-2014, 07:52 PM   #4
Registered Member
Regular
 
Getn off's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Oviedo
Region: Florida
Posts: 568
U catless? Without cats exasserbates the normal (injector?) noises.
As long as ur not hearing clunking/knocking, I would bet ur ok.
Troy
__________________
Getn off is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2014, 08:15 PM   #5
Registered Member
Regular
 
Crewchief15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Charleston
Region: South Carolina
Posts: 177
Quote:
Originally Posted by Getn off View Post
U catless? Without cats exasserbates the normal (injector?) noises.
As long as ur not hearing clunking/knocking, I would bet ur ok.
Troy

No, I'm not catless. The sound is hard to explain but it makes the sound you hear after you shut your engine off. That "tinking" sound but the intervals are further apart and less often I guess.
Crewchief15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2014, 08:39 PM   #6
Registered Member
Regular
 
Clink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Region: Florida
Posts: 567
I hear this in my car too, very noticeable in the drive-through when you're right next to a wall or something.
Clink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2014, 09:18 PM   #7
Registered Member
Regular
 
Crewchief15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Charleston
Region: South Carolina
Posts: 177
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clink View Post
I hear this in my car too, very noticeable in the drive-through when you're right next to a wall or something.

Exactly. Annoys the hell out of me
Crewchief15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2014, 09:39 PM   #8
Registered Member
Regular
 
FullyAutomatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Automatic
Region: Mexico
Posts: 941
lol this is normal for ford haha
FullyAutomatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2014, 09:59 PM   #9
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: NE Ohio
Region: Ohio
Posts: 20
Glad im not the only one.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk
2011GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2014, 10:13 PM   #10
Registered Member
Regular
 
TrackPak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Miami
Region: Florida
Posts: 174
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crewchief15 View Post
'14 GT premium, 7000 miles, 5W50 Motorcraft oil. Recently noticed a random "ticking" sound which appears to be coming from underneath the car on driver's side. The sound is non rythmic and I only notice it when car is warm and idle. No change when engaging the clutch, does not seem to react to throttle position. I sure hope it's not motor related as I have a Steeda 93 tune. Have not noticed any change in performance. When I open the hood and listen, I don't really hear it. It's a lot more prominent when next to front wheel, driver's side. Any thoughts? Again, the sound seems to be totally random with no rhythm to it at all. Thanks.


My Very First Post was about this issue

My car spent 3 weeks at the dealer
and they tried everything Ford could recommend
Dealer said they fixed it ?

Then 2 days later it showed up again
Doesn't effect the car at all
But does have an embarrassment factor when your pulling into the drive thru
and the whole line can hear' tick 'tick tick


Run the piss out of it ~~~~~
23000 on mine and NO problems !!!!!!!
TrackPak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2014, 10:13 PM   #11
Registered Member
Regular
 
FullyAutomatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Automatic
Region: Mexico
Posts: 941
used to drive me insane. then when a friend of mine got a mustang. I said start it up let me hear it... same ticking lol my ocd then calmed down
FullyAutomatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2014, 03:44 PM   #12
Registered Member
Regular
 
first.stang14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Farmington
Region: Missouri
Posts: 67
I have a completely stock 2014 gt/cs and i hear it too. Mostly when i am in my garage though.
first.stang14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2014, 04:22 PM   #13
Registered Member
Regular
 
dudley279's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Dallas
Region: Texas
Posts: 74
So happy I searched before posting. I've got this exact sound on my '13 with 7400 miles. Not so much a tick but like one guy said, the sound of the car cooling when you shut her down. However, I DO seem to notice it slightly more when I give it a little gas, isn't consistent with RPM though. So everyone here agrees that it's normal? I've got high flow cats with no tune and CEL on so have been cautious to take it into stealership.


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
dudley279 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2014, 04:32 PM   #14
Registered Member
Regular
 
DallasStang77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Dallas
Region: Texas
Posts: 1,842
Thank whatever god almighty I don't hear jack on my engine 😊
DallasStang77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2014, 05:05 PM   #15
Registered Member
Regular
 
dudley279's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Dallas
Region: Texas
Posts: 74
Must be nice lol. Glad to hear it's not just mine making the noise but would much prefer a "tick-less" motor.


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
dudley279 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2014, 05:43 PM   #16
Registered Member
Regular
 
gdcracing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Atlanta
Region: Georgia
Posts: 79
There is a previous post about this. Maybe monday? Ford engineers worked with one of the other guys on here. Put a graphite lubricant mixed in with the oil. Helps break in the motor because for some reason going through the assembly line some weren't broken in as well as others from what I understand. My 14 gt/cs does not have this noise fortunately. Sounds like a headache.
__________________
"No, it will never have enough power until I can spin the wheels at the end of the straightaway in high gear" - Mark Donohue

"You might think that's not cricket, and it's not, it's motor racing"

"Finishing second means you are the first person to lose"
gdcracing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2014, 05:44 PM   #17
Registered Member
Regular
 
gdcracing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Atlanta
Region: Georgia
Posts: 79
ticking noise help!!
__________________
"No, it will never have enough power until I can spin the wheels at the end of the straightaway in high gear" - Mark Donohue

"You might think that's not cricket, and it's not, it's motor racing"

"Finishing second means you are the first person to lose"
gdcracing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2014, 11:45 AM   #18
Registered Member
Regular
 
dudley279's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Dallas
Region: Texas
Posts: 74
Well, took mine into dealer and they tried to tell me it was an exhaust leak from my high flow cats I installed. Told em it had ZERO to do with that being I had this same tick before I ever touched my exhaust... Then they proceeded to tell me my factory resonators were "aftermarket" and not from ford. After being under the car while on the lift it is most definitely coming from driver side. Seemingly on the engine block... But they disagree and say whatever noise I'm hearing is normal/ not a problem. Has anyone on here had this particular tick attended too or is it still up in the air? I mentioned the graphite thing to them and they laughed at me... So here I am. Car back outta dealership still ticking...


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
dudley279 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2014, 11:48 AM   #19
Registered Member
Regular
 
dudley279's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Dallas
Region: Texas
Posts: 74
And again.... It sounds like cooling metal.. That "tink" noise it makes when cooling. Except while idle at operating temp and slightly more so with throttle applied. Not so much consistent with RPM. It's driving me bat sh$t crazy.


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
dudley279 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2014, 12:39 PM   #20
Registered Member
Regular
 
DallasStang77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Dallas
Region: Texas
Posts: 1,842
Quote:
Originally Posted by dudley279 View Post
And again.... It sounds like cooling metal.. That "tink" noise it makes when cooling. Except while idle at operating temp and slightly more so with throttle applied. Not so much consistent with RPM. It's driving me bat sh$t crazy.


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
Try another dealer. They might have been just dicks and like actual dicks dealers ships are all of differing ummmm you understand lol
DallasStang77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2014, 02:57 PM   #21
Registered Member
Regular
 
dudley279's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Dallas
Region: Texas
Posts: 74
Haha, I hear ya. And ya I'm taking it to another one this week. Already talked on the phone to them and they said as notorious as the 5.0 tick is that it's likely not normal. Fingers crossed.


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
dudley279 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2014, 08:09 AM   #22
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Arlington Heights
Region: Illinois
Posts: 54
I have the same exact thing and it showed up this week after first oil change. 2014 premium, 2k miles, steeda CAI and 93 tune.

I found another thread with other owners who claim to have the same issue, also some with videos. Seems to be a fairly normal, if annoying and unsettling thing. Some say its a loose pulley inside the engine that can get replaced by the dealer from a tech bulletin (with mixed results, btw). Some say the dealer puts in a zinc additive from the factory that better lubricates the engine. None of them have had mechanical issues and all seem to perform great so far, including mine.

I think part of the problem is that us car guys don't recognize the noise and since it shows up without warning is exactly the thing we've always watched out for. I'm not sure, only time will tell. In the mean time, I'm going to do the same thing the dealer is doing now; ignore it until there is something to fix.
offroadcameron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2014, 09:00 AM   #23
Registered Member
Regular
 
dudley279's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Dallas
Region: Texas
Posts: 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by offroadcameron View Post
I have the same exact thing and it showed up this week after first oil change. 2014 premium, 2k miles, steeda CAI and 93 tune.

I found another thread with other owners who claim to have the same issue, also some with videos. Seems to be a fairly normal, if annoying and unsettling thing. Some say its a loose pulley inside the engine that can get replaced by the dealer from a tech bulletin (with mixed results, btw). Some say the dealer puts in a zinc additive from the factory that better lubricates the engine. None of them have had mechanical issues and all seem to perform great so far, including mine.

I think part of the problem is that us car guys don't recognize the noise and since it shows up without warning is exactly the thing we've always watched out for. I'm not sure, only time will tell. In the mean time, I'm going to do the same thing the dealer is doing now; ignore it until there is something to fix.

Any chance you could link that other thread on here? I'd like to be able to read some of it myself too. I've had a hard time finding people with this similar ticking noise. Most all I find is the "ignitor" tick. Which sounds much worse than what i have lol.


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
dudley279 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2014, 03:56 PM   #24
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 129
My '14 GT with 6k miles is doing the same thing. I'm still stock. Finally brought it in today. They can't examine til next week. Good news: they didn't give me the "it's normal for these cars" line. He was interested in the Friction Modifier solution from other threads. Will keep you posted if they find a fix.


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
jd864 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2014, 06:28 PM   #25
Registered Member
Regular
 
SSTHIS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Region: Tennessee
Posts: 128
Mine just started it too sound like I firing up my gas grill and gets ticks more when I push in the clutch then slows back down 3,200 miles 2014

Sent from my XT1080 using Mustang Evolution mobile app
SSTHIS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2014, 01:16 AM   #26
Registered Member
Regular
 
Mustang Coyote's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Austin
Region: Texas
Posts: 126
Ticking sound

I wish I could put up a video I recorded of this ticking noise when I was in a drive thru. The sound is totally unpredictable and I usually hear it when I accelerate at lower RPMs
Mustang Coyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2014, 07:50 AM   #27
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: New York
Region: New York
Posts: 122
Mine has started doing the inconsistent ticking/tinking sound too, sounds like its coming more from the front where the belts are and the driver's side of the engine. The sound usually comes after only when the car is warmed up and driven a bit, it ticks at idle too, not only when it is being driven. I notice how loud it is too when I drive alongside the barriers on the highway.

My car has 2000 miles on it so far, I'm trying not to take it to the dealer till next month since I need the car as my DD. I was worried about it, but since I read a lot of other people have this and car drives fine, I hope I will be okay. The car drives absolutely fine like the day I got it.
__________________
2014 Mustang GT, DIB, MT82, Tech and Track Package
mods are coming, slowly
kanine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2014, 08:07 AM   #28
Registered Member
Regular
 
dudley279's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Dallas
Region: Texas
Posts: 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by kanine View Post
Mine has started doing the inconsistent ticking/tinking sound too, sounds like its coming more from the front where the belts are and the driver's side of the engine. The sound usually comes after only when the car is warmed up and driven a bit, it ticks at idle too, not only when it is being driven. I notice how loud it is too when I drive alongside the barriers on the highway.

My car has 2000 miles on it so far, I'm trying not to take it to the dealer till next month since I need the car as my DD. I was worried about it, but since I read a lot of other people have this and car drives fine, I hope I will be okay. The car drives absolutely fine like the day I got it.

I drive the absolutely piss outta mine with the tick and it causes no performance or drive ability issues. So I wouldn't stress it to much if I was you. It just bothers me cause I wanted to start modding this car but with 7k on the clock and ticking makes me un easy...


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
dudley279 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2014, 08:08 AM   #29
Registered Member
Regular
 
dudley279's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Dallas
Region: Texas
Posts: 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mustang Coyote View Post
I wish I could put up a video I recorded of this ticking noise when I was in a drive thru. The sound is totally unpredictable and I usually hear it when I accelerate at lower RPMs

Once I get off work today I'll go home and take a vid of mine doing it and post so we can see if everyone is experiencing the same issue.


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
dudley279 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2014, 08:25 AM   #30
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: salem
Region: Wisconsin
Posts: 384
I don't know if this helps but I just did the first oil change on mine. I put the zinc additive in with my oil. I always used it on my race cars. I drag raced for many years. So far no tick. 2014 GT by the way.
bodon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2014, 10:36 PM   #31
Registered Member
Regular
 
hctr154's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Conroe
Region: Texas
Posts: 248
Seeing this thread made me register and reply. I bought a used 2013 GT 6A about a week ago. When I was backing into the garage this afternoon, I heard this noise being described. Nice to know it's not a big deal.

Where do you get this friction modifier?

Thanks...
hctr154 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2014, 10:46 PM   #32
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: East Bay
Region: California
Posts: 34
Yea I registered to reply to this as well. 2013 GT with Brembos; Stock motor, with magnaflow catback; California; 48000 miles.

Quote:
Originally Posted by bodon View Post
I don't know if this helps but I just did the first oil change on mine. I put the zinc additive in with my oil. I always used it on my race cars. I drag raced for many years. So far no tick. 2014 GT by the way.
What modifier did you use? I have heard this a lot, but only heard of one kind, called "Ford XL-17." I don't know anything about specs or different applications on them so I was interested in hearing what you did as well.


Does it sound anything like this?


This has been happening on and off for a few thousand miles. Started after I changed my oil with Royal Purple 5w20 synthetic at 43000 miles. I changed it early at the dealership at 47000 miles because I had too much oil lying around and no receptacles in my garage. The reason I got it changed early is because I wanted 3000 miles after next oil change/major service in case anything happens before my powertrain warranty is gone.

I've been putting synthetic in the car since 30,000 miles. This time at 47000 the dealership put their normal conventional/synthetic mix. I thought they put in full synth because the cost of the service was around the cost of the surcharge for full synthetic, and I expected they knew in their records what I was using.

Assumptions make an *** out you...

Anyhow I got the car back sounding like this. Much more than the royal purple had ever done. These days as far as I can discern putting conventional oil in your car after you've been using full synthetic doesn't make a difference.

Most people in the threads I've found talk about a tick that shows up after oil changes and goes away in 1000 to 4000 miles. Doesn't harm your car, but will drive you insane if you're ocd about it. (Yea you only paid couple tens of thousands of dollars for your car, why get concerned when noises show up that didn't before?)

Anyhow it happens less frequently than this now. I took it to the dealer but as you'd expect the car got performance anxiety.

So I think it's normal.

One question: The car makes a kind of ticking/fluttering noise at 1800-2000 rpm. Does anyone ever hear this as well bouncing off walls? Also really started up after the Royal Purple but I have been unable to get a good video of it yet.
5.0.Rly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2014, 11:02 PM   #33
Registered Member
Regular
 
SSTHIS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Region: Tennessee
Posts: 128
Yep that's what mine sounds like 5.0.rly exactly like that.

Sent from my XT1080 using Mustang Evolution mobile app
SSTHIS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2014, 11:41 PM   #34
Registered Member
Regular
 
Mustang Coyote's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Austin
Region: Texas
Posts: 126
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5.0.Rly View Post
Yea I registered to reply to this as well. 2013 GT with Brembos; Stock motor, with magnaflow catback; California; 48000 miles.


What modifier did you use? I have heard this a lot, but only heard of one kind, called "Ford XL-17." I don't know anything about specs or different applications on them so I was interested in hearing what you did as well.


Does it sound anything like this?


This has been happening on and off for a few thousand miles. Started after I changed my oil with Royal Purple 5w20 synthetic at 43000 miles. I changed it early at the dealership at 47000 miles because I had too much oil lying around and no receptacles in my garage. The reason I got it changed early is because I wanted 3000 miles after next oil change/major service in case anything happens before my powertrain warranty is gone.

I've been putting synthetic in the car since 30,000 miles. This time at 47000 the dealership put their normal conventional/synthetic mix. I thought they put in full synth because the cost of the service was around the cost of the surcharge for full synthetic, and I expected they knew in their records what I was using.

Assumptions make an *** out you...

Anyhow I got the car back sounding like this. Much more than the royal purple had ever done. These days as far as I can discern putting conventional oil in your car after you've been using full synthetic doesn't make a difference.

Most people in the threads I've found talk about a tick that shows up after oil changes and goes away in 1000 to 4000 miles. Doesn't harm your car, but will drive you insane if you're ocd about it. (Yea you only paid couple tens of thousands of dollars for your car, why get concerned when noises show up that didn't before?)

Anyhow it happens less frequently than this now. I took it to the dealer but as you'd expect the car got performance anxiety.

So I think it's normal.

One question: The car makes a kind of ticking/fluttering noise at 1800-2000 rpm. Does anyone ever hear this as well bouncing off walls? Also really started up after the Royal Purple but I have been unable to get a good video of it yet.

This is exactly what it sounds like! I'm so relieved that there is such a large consensus about this sound. Seems to be the same sound for everyone, but with a little variation of how it is emitted.
Mustang Coyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2014, 11:43 PM   #35
Registered Member
Regular
 
DallasStang77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Dallas
Region: Texas
Posts: 1,842
Sounds like lifter problem. There's been people who went to the dealership and got whole new motors swapped out for this...
DallasStang77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 2011-2014 Mustang GT

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ticking sound PonyBoyV6 Pre-2005 V6 Mustang 8 05-15-2012 05:17 PM
ticking sound under my car? Vile87 Pre-2005 V6 Mustang 29 03-04-2012 08:42 PM
Rattling/ ticking sound? SHADOWX777 Pre-2005 V6 Mustang 1 11-11-2011 08:13 PM
Ticking sound??? BigSteve305 Pre-2005 V6 Mustang 30 03-21-2011 02:45 PM
ticking/ knocking sound almostxevil Pre-2005 V6 Mustang 16 04-04-2007 07:29 PM

» Like Us On Facebook



12:29 AM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.