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Two of The Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Noises in Ford 5.4L 3v Triton Engines

Here’s an informative piece of advice from a Ford mechanic on how to identify engine noise problems that are sometimes misdiagnosed and could cost you needless repairs without solving the problem in Ford 5.4L 3-valve Triton engines.


Phasor Knock and Phasor Oscillation Noise

In an earlier article we learned about one death knell engine sound that is associated with and typically diagnosed as a connecting rod knock sound that if caught early enough can save an engine from total destruction.
However, sometimes what sounds like rod-knock is actually due to something else that can mislead truck owners and some mechanics down the wrong diagnosis pathway resulting in delayed repairs and a growing repair bill.

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Follow along with the host of the FordTechMakuloco YouTube channel as he demonstrates some commonly misdiagnosed engine noises involving phasor knock and phasor oscillation and explains their causes, when they occur, and what you should do when you hear these sounds coming from your truck’s engine.

Ford 5.4L 3v Triton Engines: Two of The Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Noises!

And finally…

For additional articles about the Triton engine, here are a few for your consideration:

Ford 5.4L 3V Triton Engine New Problem Explained

Ford Triton 3-Valve Engine Spark Plug Problem You Won’t Believe

Fatal Flaw of This Ford Truck Engine Rescued from a Dealership Fail

Timothy Boyer is a Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily new and used vehicle news.

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