Question about 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE
If it ticks louder than most cars, maybe it is running a little hotter than most cars?
I wouldn't worry about it.
I suggested oil level as low oil level (to almost none) would make the valve tappets noisy.
But your "problem" as you said is when the engine is off, if this is the case then I wouldn't worry about it.
Take your family's advice.
The heat of the exhaust system contracting (cooling) is what you are hearing.
Posted on Oct 03, 2008
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