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Engine Knocking/Ticking I have a silverado with the 5.3 L engine in it that makes a ticking sound during acceleration (just like everyones). I have heard at least 10 different "reasons" for this and none of them seem to be the actual cause. The truck runs fine except for the ticking. What is going on or does anyone even know? Why isn't there something from Chevrolet about this since all silverados have this problem?

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This may not be your problem, but recently we had chevy in with a ticking on acceleration that turned out to be a leak on the right hand exhaust manifold only slight but enough to make a noise when driven hard. we noticed a carbon mark around the second cylinder in. If it is a petrol engine have you checked the spark plugs are correctly torqued?

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