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Old 06-26-2008
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Popcorn in engine compartment?

Soo, my newest problem is a sound in my engine compartment when driving, it sounds like a sort of 'popping' sound in my drivers side engine compartment, like kernels of corn popping. Of course it only happens when I'm driving, so I can't check under the hood to hone in on it (unless I wanna do some stunt work). Latest change to the motor was spark plug change about 1500 miles ago. Any ideas? Could a plug be loose? Also getting a little engine knocking at idle, is that normal? Muchos gracias....
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Old 06-26-2008
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Add more butter!

Have you check any parts of the fuel system? Fuel filter, injectors, ect. Try changing your fuel filter.
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i had a similar problem on my 01 ranger, it was inner tie rod ends...
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