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1998 Mustang gt ticking sound

hey all, ive been driving lately and noticed a ticking sound from my mustang.. its not a valve as you can only hear it when your in a closed area and revving up, its also very quiet. i dont quite know what it could be, just dont like noises like that.


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at least guess, people?


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$760 invested and growing..

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at least guess, people?

well there needs to be more specific details given about the tick. where on the car can you hear it? front middle rear? do you hear it under load or onlly at idle? the tunnel the only place or can you do something to the car to make it make that noise also? please give specifics to what you and/or the car are doing when you hear this sound. also, is it rythmic? or random? also does it sound like metal on metal? high pitched, low pitch, more of a dull tick?

my guess is that its a exhaust tick. either at the manifold or the first coupling. i have had this on a couple cars, and just got mine fixed when i got my new tranny installed, because they had to drop my mid pipe, and when i got it back, voila no more exhaust tick.
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Well how many miles and how hard do you drive? I also had a simalar tick on my 02 gt with 128,000 it was my timeing chain the plastic timing chain guide had wore out and broke so the timing chain was rubbing into the block wenever it felt like it it didn't do it all the time mostly when I was racing LOL
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i can only hear it when sound bounces off things near me, under a load.

its rythmic, tick.tick.tick.tick.tick. etc...

its about 3 times a second never slowing or gaining speed or noise.

i dont drive the car hard, as i constantly have people going around me, and has 158k milez.

i cant really describe it. its muffled, to.

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found it guys, when i put my o/r on, i didnt have a bolt tight enough and air was getting out.

tightened it, now the car sounds a little more controlled and has a deeper, more mustang sound. and no ticking!

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