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Service engine light

My "service engine" light came on a day ago. I checked all the fluids and the engine oil was down a quart, so I added a quart of engine oil. The service engine light is still on and now my truck is making a ticking sound like something is loose. What is the problem?

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You have a misfire replace plugs and wires

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