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Q: Ticking noise in my engine.

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The engine for my 2007 Expedition has a ticking noise. Could the cam phase shifter or something else be bad?

A: A ticking noise sounds like a bad valve las...

A ticking noise sounds like a bad valve lash adjuster and is a common problem with these cars. I would have a technician inspect the noise from your engine.

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