Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum

Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum (
-   General Technical Chat (
-   -   03 SVT ticking?..... (

DarkSVT03 09-30-2012 12:26 AM

03 SVT ticking?.....
My 03 SVT has a ticking noise on idle... Are the SVT motors a bit loud on idle? I do have a bad motor mount, (front passenger). I will be replacing the mount tomorrow or monday, but I am kinda nervous about the noise, oil
Level is good. Also I had a coolant line break, no overheating, but how do I burp the coolant system on this car? Sorry I just got it yesterday.

DarkSVT03 09-30-2012 12:42 PM


pitchblack02svt 10-05-2012 06:36 AM

Mine has a tick off idle on a cold starts. Once its warmed up it stops tho

katiekay 10-05-2012 11:26 AM

You will get more responses if you ask your question here:

Michael_Price1990 10-05-2012 01:48 PM

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.

DarkSVT03 10-24-2012 11:03 PM

Well replaced passenger side mount, still making noise, just not as often. It seems to come and go.... Could I need a valve adjustment? Im pretty sure my driver side mount is bad too

GodLovesUgly 10-25-2012 12:02 AM

I wanna hear it, hopefully we can get a meet set up.

Michael_Price1990 10-27-2012 09:40 PM

If you think your other mount is also bad, that could be it. but its hard to say. A video with the sound would help. so many sounds it can make. and trying to describe the sound with text only goes so far.

what? 11-12-2012 03:02 AM

when the clicking is there, is your heater on? put it at 0 and listen. on idle.

DarkSVT03 11-12-2012 12:28 PM

Nope not with the heater.. Just replaced the rest of the motor mounts with steeda mounts, and the rattling only happens when I have my foot off the clutch when idling. I'm thinking maybe a shift linkage rattling? I'm really not sure. Doesn't seem to affect the performance or driveability. Is the power steering a problem in this car? Sometimes it's really stiff when it's cold. The fluid is up and I can find any leaks.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:07 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.