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Hi all,

i have a 2008 edge w/3.5L motor today driving into my long drive way i stopped at bottom where it was level and i heard this ticking actually it only ticked once .

then i proceeded up the driveway up hill with window down, when i was about 3/4 the way up i heard it start ticking so i stopped got out and popped the hood. honestly it sounded like it was coming from the motor itself so i hurried up to get into the garage and then it just ticked every 10 -15 seconds.... i turned car off had a look around the motor and then started it back up...nothing for a bit then the fan kicked on and it ticked again about every 10-15 seconds or so. i backed back out of the garage and onto the slope of the driveway and then tick,tick,tick way more frequently. i turned motor off and it kept ticking for a little bit until the fans stopped spinning....i spun fans by hand to try to see if there was any slop in the bearings but they spun freely with no wobble..... i just dont know why the ticking or pinging?....has anyone else had this happen?

was wandering if anyone has had same issue....or had any thoughts

thanks for your advice in advance

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Welcome to the FFO!

I have not heard of an electric fan making a ticking sound. Especially every 10 to 15 seconds.

I believe there are two fans. Do both operate?
Is the sound coming from one or both?
Sound coming from center (fan motor) or edge?

If you need to, get some hose. Two or three feet. Garden hose or heater hose. Use it to pin point the location of the sound. With one end near your ear and the other end into the engine compartment around the area you hear the sound.

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