weird idle and ticking noise - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Please Visit our Site Sponsors is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-19-2011, 07:35 PM Rookie

Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
weird idle and ticking noise

hey yall! new to the forum and glad to see so much useful information here i have a 97 f350, srw, auto, bone stock, 264k miles that ive had for about a month. the truck runs like a top but when i let the truck idle for a little while the rpm will randomly drop a little then come right back up where it should be. if i blip the loud petal itll idle nice and even again for a good while then itll start doing the same thing. also when im cruising down the road i can hear a slight but steady ticking sound underneath the normal diesel clatter. when the truck is idling in in park the tick goes away, but if i hold the rpm at say 1200 the ticking comes and goes randomly and the rpm will vary slightly as the ticking sound comes and goes. no check engine lights, no oil leaks whatsoever, new fuel filter, starts right up (even tho i dont think the glow plugs are cycling long enough, itll burp a little grey/blue smoke when cold), runs like it should, and seems to have decent power. i saw a similar thread on this forum here - 96 7.3 idles rough at times and "shuts down hard" but i dont wanna hijack someones thread. where do yall think i should start looking, 'cause i definitely dont wanna just throw parts on a truck that otherwise runs great w/o a little diagnostic help
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
What state or province do you live in?
Security Question
*Required, this field is not shown to others. Enter the last two characters of the word "Powerstroke"
Security Question #2
*Required, this field is not shown to others. "While balancing on a piece of wood, two inches by four inches known as a 2x4, john and his friend sally both spotted a dalmatian inside a truck with sirens, headed to put out a fire. State the animal mentioned in the sentence above."
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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 On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:42 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.