Home Auto Repair FORD: 2001-2005 Taurus 2001-2006 Escape MERCURY: 2001-2005 Sable 2005-2006 Mariner

FORD: 2001-2005 Taurus 2001-2006 Escape MERCURY: 2001-2005 Sable 2005-2006 Mariner

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Download ISSUE Some 2001-2005 Taurus/Sable, 2001-2006 Escape and 2005-2006 Mariner vehicles built prior to 1-17-2006 equipped with the 3.0L 4V Duratec engine may exhibit a ticking noise from the left bank cylinder head, with the engine at normal operating temperature only. ACTION To diagnose, with the engine running and warm (normal operation temperature), using a mechanic’s stethoscope determine if the ticking noise is coming from the left hand intake camshaft at cylinder number 6, (Figure 1). If the ticking noise can be verified, refer to the following Service Procedure.