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Engine noises 1995 Isuzu rodeo the moter has loud ticking noise .It gets louder as the moter warms up.

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  • someone875 Apr 11, 2009

    i have had a 95 rodeo since 40,000 miles and it ticked when i got it. i was warned that someday i'd have to replace a lifer. well it ticked for 230,000 miles and still runs great. recently i went to ez-lube, they have some spray they put in the intake manifold as its running to clean the lifters and afterward the ticking was gone. it runs like new (the engine anyway). this is by far the most durable car i've ever had. i've actually run it with no water and blown hoses, been hit by 2 cars simultaneously, been in unreal dust storms, etc and i just keep fixing it.

    i read a bunch of forums and notice this is a characteristic sound of these cars. i just bought another 95 which has the same sound.

    I wouldn't stress over this but i will try the valvoline/fram combo

  • Anonymous May 02, 2009

    i have one it is very common dude just do what bad said and its all good :)

  • gun84metal May 14, 2009

    Ok I Tried seafoam, i changed oil 3 different times to what posts have said id good still nothing. I was told it was a exhaust leak. but i had an exhaust pressure test and its good. It burns no oil it has good speed and hp and torque. can anyone give me some other options to try.

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I definitely agree with badmartian thats the same exact thing my trooper does. Our ticking was loud and obnoxious by the way embarassing when going through parking lots. Anyways I did some research and was thinking of a valve adjustment but cant since troopers have hydraulic lifters so the best way was to try to clean the gunk off these things. What I did was put heavier oil in the car 20w-50 but you can go with 10w-30 if your not to sure. Then add a bottle of Lucas Oil Stabalizer which runs around 7-8 dollars a bottle and a high mileage oil filter and that will seriously stop the ticking well it did for me for around 2000 miles and come back which means another oil change. Or you could do what I do and add another bottle of oil stabalizer not lucas maybe a smaller bottle like STP runs about 1-2 dollars and that should run your oil a bit longer. But yea when you change oil I suggest you adding Lucas Oil Stabalizer works great for me Im still using it and its cheap and you get alot of it for half the price of other ones. So yea good luck

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Its not a rod this is a common problem its your valves the best thing i have found is to use vavoline maxlife 5/30 high millage oil a can of six cylinder restore and a fram high millage oil filter. you will be amazed at how quick this remedy's your problem . Plus the car will tell you when your with in a thousand miles of oil change when the tick comes back time to do oil change. this will cost you around 30 dollars if you do it your self or 58 art wal mart. and for the other guy he deserves a bad rating. insert rasberry

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Check your oil but the damage has been done already the engine is going to blow

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  • Bryan Howald Jan 06, 2009

    hey dip **** get a new car your engine is throwing a rod thanks for giving me a bad ratting *******

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