have you replaced your mount yet? mine made a ticking noise at idle and slow acceleration but if floored it (engine rotated) and stopped ticking. but down hills and other odd angles it would return. replaced the motor mount. issue resolved. so if you know you need a new mount replace it first then see if its still ticking. its amazing how much noise a bad mount can make. my check engine light even came on saying that my engine was knocking. why? because it was making a ticking noise and that's exactly what the knock sensor picks up. replace that mount and let us know if its still acting up. maybe you'll be lucky with the same problem i had with a simple solution.
- Michael Price
2003 SVT Focus