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13 FUSION 1.6L Ecoboost ticking/knocking noise at idle

Ford Fusion Ecoboost Issue KNOCKING Ticking Idle 2013

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#1 OFFLINE   Thedon1012

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 01:19 AM

Hey everyone,

I am new to this forum stuff but I figured I'd message you all and see what you know...

My 2013 Ford Fusion 1.6L ecoboost is making a ticking/knocking noise at idle. You can really hear it while at a complete stop and in gear. In park you hear it as well but not as loud.. SAYING THAT, the noise is easily heard more inside of the vehicle than outside.

I made a video and posted on YouTube for you all to see... any ideas??? Any help is appreciated. WATCH THE VIDEO!!









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#2 OFFLINE   akirby

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 08:58 AM

I started to post that the ticking is completely normal.  It's a characteristic of almost all direct injection engines.  But that's much more of a knock than a tick and that isn't normal.   Almost sounds like an exhaust leak.   Check the exhaust under the vehicle.  Do you smell exhaust fumes?



#3 OFFLINE   Thedon1012

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 07:25 PM

Hey thanks for replying. No exhaust fumes or anything.. I haven't checked the exhaust yet. Seems to be fine. It's done it since I bought it a couple years ago. For some reason I think it may have gotten a bit louder but I'm not sure. You can't hear the noise outside of the car. Just inside when the car is in gear. In park you can't hear it.

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 07:26 PM

Sorry I should say in park you can't hear it as loud...

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 12:07 AM

How many miles on your Fusion?  Have you opened the hood and taken a look?  there are usually two removable items used to muffle the sound:  an appearance cover, and a HPFP cover.  But the sound could be anything.  Exhaust, as akirby said, is a good possibility.  Is your Fusion AWD by any chance?  Are the motor/trans mounts in good shape?



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 10:31 PM

Like I said I haven't taken a look. Poppin the hood and listening I don't hear anything unusual or disturbing... it's got 99,000KM's on it. So like 60,000 Miles. And nope it's 1.6l FWD. I haven't checked any of the mounts. How can I check those?

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 06:08 AM

One way to check the mounts is with engine movement.  You would have someone quickly rev the engine in Park/Neutral (no more than 2000 rpm, do not hold), while you watched for engine movement with the hood propped open.  If you see a small amount of movement (typically 1/4" or less), that is normal.  More than that, the mounts are not at their best.  When completely shot, the engine can move up & down 1" or more (!).  Transmission mount, same principle, but now you will check from underneath the car, looking towards the engine bay while the engine is revved.



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Posted 18 March 2017 - 10:37 PM

Sounds like a loose exhaust mount to me.  Exhaust pipe bumping against the floor deck.

 

I belive there is a mount jus aft of the fire wall /center line and one just under the rear seat floor board.

 

Place your hand on the front floorboard and see if you can feel a knock.  Do the same on the rear floorboard.

 

Just an idea.






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