backfiring and making ticking noise

Asked by Jan 29, 2017 at 04:24 PM about the 1996 Ford Mustang GT Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Check engine light has been on and flashes randomly backfiring a lot , Slight
smell exhaust in the passenger side air vent.  Also makes a ticking noise and
a slight whistling sound.  It has had a coolant leak that was sealed with a
nano particle leak repair product.   Eeeeeeek

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Scan for the codes since the CEL is on. Ticking and whistling is an exhaust leak and or vacuum leak. Backfiring is a timing issue.

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