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Ticking noise from transit 200 bhp 3.2

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Ticking noise from transit 200 bhp 3.2
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Matt replied 4 years ago.
Hello

I'd first try removing the auxiliary drive belt and turning every pulley and ancillary ( power steering pump , alternator etc) by hand. All should turn easily (with the exception of the AC pump) with no grittyness or wobbly pulleys- If you do find a sticky pump / alternator then it should be replaced or repaired
If the engine is stone cold you can briefly run it with no belts to see if the noise changes or has gone away, this will help show if an ancillary is the issue

also check all round the exhaust manifold to head joint as I've known these joints to 'tick' when they're leaking
the best way to do this is to start the engine from cold and feel around each joint with your bare hands - feeling for exhuast gas blowing over your fingers - you'll have about 30 seconds before it all gets too hot.

Examine carefully the condition of the bottom / crank pulley as these are composite construction with a rubber element and its possible this rubber is breaking up and allowing the two metal portions to move.


If all of this is OK then its possible the issue is with the dual mass flywheel on the other end of the engine, these are constructed in the same way I mentioned for the front pulley but are more prone to problems due to greater heat and larger forces.

If your gearstick is rattling this is another pointer to this being the problem.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Booked vehicle into fords for next Wednesday thank you for your assistance will youse you again thank you George stevens

Expert:  Matt replied 4 years ago.
Glad to have helped