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Boss 302 ticking

PLexo50

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If some of you are curious, yes, I like to kick dead horses. But being that this car and its issues are new to me and my search results have been *somewhat* inconclusive, I'm looking for some help.

-Ticking/tapping noise mostly from the front passenger side of engine
-Most noticeable at hot idle and almost exclusively at idle
-Seems to be rhythmic/consistent with idle speed(it's not a sporadic noise)
-No change at all if AC is on or off
-My car is a 13 with stretchy belt(no tensioner/idler)
-Drives normal otherwise and feels like it has normal power
-Please tell me it's normal or you have had the exact same noise for the entirety if your ownership :D

**Recorded with a potato**
 

302 Hi Pro

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So back in the day, FoMoCo issued a TSB on this & the Fix was to install a kit that included a new A/C drive belt, a bracket or 2 & a tensioner for the new belt.

IIRC LMC has a nice Ford Mustang TSB library, you should be able to find it there.

Funny but a lot of owners noticed this ticking noise after their first oil change, but it’s not related to servicing.

Good luck & let us know what you find.
 

AdmirC

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Yeah my GT makes that noise as well, I'm not sure how loud yours is but mine is pretty audiable when beside walls or in the garage, other than that I don't hear it. I've never had any particles in the oil or the oil filter. Also it's lasted 4 years of torture on track so If something was gonna let go it should have by now.
 

2000ncr

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That noise in the video sounds to me like an exhaust tick. Exhaust/header gasket leaking or possibly a loose spark plug?
 

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