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CLICKING NOISE IN THE ENGINE AREA

THIS STARTED THIS WEEK...WHEN I TURN ON MY 2002 SILVERADO....THERE A LOUD CLICKING SOUND...WHEN I DRIVE OFF AND THE TRUCK WARMS UP THE SOUND GOES AWAY.....COULD THIS BE BELT PROBLEM?

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It could be an exhaust leak
It could also be the infamous "Piston Slap" common in 1999-2002's.
GM "standardized" pistons or something like that and they did not fit the cylinders tight enough. The piston "slap" the cylinder walls and make a tapping sound for the first few minutes until the pistons expand to fit. GM would not fix it and says it does not hurt the longevity of the motor ( yeah ri--ght! ) Do a google search for piston slap.
My 02 silverado has done this since almost new... now 145,000.

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Nope. This is an Exhaust Leak. You need to replace the Exhaust Manifold Gaskets.

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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