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I have a 2000 chevy monte carlo. when it is cold outside and i start the car, it makes a loud ticking or vibrating noise. once the engine has warmed, the car is quiet and rides perfectly. what could be the cause of this problem?

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Could be a number of things, but if it just sounds like a heavy lifter tick I have a bunch of chevys that do the same thing including a 2009 sierra. Gm delaler says its normal for these engines to do this because of carbon build up. Not the answer I wanted to hear about a brand new truck, but Ive got the same answer from other dealer techs on other gm cars as well. If it does not sound like a lifter it could be one of the bearings in a pulley starting to go bad.

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