Ford Ecosport Strange TI-VCT Noise
Ford Ecosport Strange TI-VCT Noise

As you can hear there is something unwanted sound at the left side of the engine it is coming right from the plastic cover of VCT

mboy03241990

plastic-like vibrating sound in the engine bay.. I turn off/On the engine and the weird sound is gone.

Hi Scotty!!

As you can hear there is something plastic-like vibrating sound object .. I don't know if it came inside the engine or just somewhere else. The car has 20k mileage in the odometer..

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mboy03241990
mboy03241990

Ford already checked it and it turns out the Variable camshaft timing (VCT) Is causing the Noise..

they didn't touch it and they put it under observation because the noise go away when the engine heat up..

I'm not convinced because this noise is originally not here even the engine is cold in the first 6 months of ownership.

Believe231
Believe231

If the car has a warranty, I'd just let the Ford dealer deal with it.

mboy03241990
mboy03241990

@ScottyKilmer any reason at all why a timing belt or a cam would go bad this early for a 20k mileage engine? I change my oil regularly every 10k with 5w30. in fact I had a change oil few days ago.

ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

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inside the plastic is the engine cam. Pray it's just a worn out timing belt or timing chain, and not a breaking down cam. Have a mechanic take the cover off and see what's breaking inside

mboy03241990
mboy03241990

okay I'll do that.. What if the sound doesn't go away? what could be the possible problem?

ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

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sounds like a bearing, remove all fan belts,. pray noise goes away. if so, find out which pulley has bad bearings by spinning em