3.0L Ticking Sound
I have a
2001 Ranger Edge 3.0L OHV Manual.
Has about 47,000-48,000 miles.
I bought it used when it was about 44,000-45,000
Some time after October of 2012 I've noticed, loss of power, poor MPG, and a ticking sound.
It never happens at idle, down hill etc.
It only happens under load/uphill.
I'm not sure what it is and before I spend the money trying things out I thought to ask.
I suspected a worn lifter. But it could be pre-inigtion due to winter blend.
BUT I cant say 100% but it seems like it starts once the truck is warmed up.