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I have a 2014 F-150 EB with 230,000 miles on it. It just started to have this weird rattle coming from the front of the engine when at idle. No change in performance to speak of. Just a strange rattle. The last couple weeks it seemed to be getting worse. After a bit of research I decided to change the tensioner (& serpentine belt and a/c belt while I was in there). I checked all the pulleys for excess play and everything seemed normal. Long story short, the rattle is still there. With the hood open, the rattle sounds like its coming from the serpentine area. Water pump possibly? Thoughts?
 

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There's plenty of components behind that timing cover, including the water pump, that can play the rattle song.
Think you could get your hands on a mechanics stethoscope to verify it is internal VS external?

Have you owned it for all 230,000?
 

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Think you could get your hands on a mechanics stethoscope to verify it is internal VS external?
Did we have someone tell us about using a broomstick stethoscope?
 

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This thread - it was a pipe stethoscope (hollow!).
There may be info here for you @mcpeters

 
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