Tech Tip: Ford Ticking Noise at Idle

Tech Tip: Ford Ticking Noise at Idle

Some 2008-’10 Focus vehicles built on or before December 23, 2009 may exhibit a ticking noise from the fuel rail or injectors at idle.

Figure 1Affected models: 2008-’10 Focus, built on or before December 23, 2009.

Some 2008-’10 Focus vehicles built on or before December 23, 2009 may exhibit a ticking noise from the fuel rail or injectors at idle that may sound like upper valvetrain noise.

Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.

Service Procedure

1. Remove the two fuel rail to the cylinder head attaching bolts to allow access for cover (P/N 9E5Z-9K540-A) installation.


See Figure 1.


Note: It is not necessary to remove the fuel rail.

2. Slide the insulator over the fuel rail. Water may be used to aid in installation.


See Figure 2.


Note: Do not use any other form of lubrication.

3. Reposition the fuel rail and tighten fuel rail bolts 18 lb.-ft. (25 Nm).

Courtesy of ALLDATA.

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