I have a 1994 Ford Ranger xlt 4x4 4.0 v6, there is an intermiting ticking noise on the right side of the engine. I was told it was a lifter by a few people but another guy said it was from the coil pack. it ticks noticeably when first started but after it warms up it either gets really quiet or completely goes away. if I drive it a few miles it will start to tick again and then fade away after a few seconds. the truck runs great and has plenty of power. this is just kind of concerning for me. Also sometimes it's really hard to put it in first gear, the truck moves a little if I try to put it in first even with the clutch to the floor. it only happens 1/50 or so times though and only at a complete stop if I put it in neutral. sometimes it grinds a bit if I put it in reverse 1 out of every 30 times or so.