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2006 Chevrolet Impala Motor Noise continously

I have noticed a noise from my car, like a ticking noise, which has always been there when you first start the car, but now it's continous. The last time I had my oil changed, the "quick lube" put the wrong sticker on my vehicle and I went over on my oil change by 4,000 miles and the next time it was serviced, they said it was 2 1/2 quarts low on oil. My car has been serviced regular up to this point and now the dealership says it's missed up my motor. I am wondering if its possible that running it low on oil has caused a lifter to go out and that's what I'm hearing or what it could be. The dealerships out for money and quick lube doesn't want to admit to anything so I'm in a crappy situation with a tore up car that I owe more than it's worth. Anyone who could shed some light would be greatly appreciated.

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  • annaatwisco Jan 22, 2009

    yeah, it's does speed up with the engine, they've said that's what they believe it is at the d-ship :-( Thank you though!

    Do you think thats a default in the motor for a 2006 or is it because of the oil situation? Thanks in advance.

  • annaatwisco Jan 23, 2009

    Thanks for all your help. I'm new here so if you can tell me how to rate your answer, I would appreciate, you've been most helpful and I appreciate you taking the time to help me. Good day.

  • 1 less chevy Apr 29, 2009

    I also have a "lifter" noise at cold start on my 2006 impala SS. the dealer has been telling me since the car was new that the noise is "normal". They finally replaced the lifters but not the cams and the noise is worse. Chevy has not offered much assistance either. The car is still under warranty and is back at the dealer now. They have told me that oil consumption up to 2 quarts every 4000 miles is normal also. I find it hard to believe that these things could be normal especially on a car with 24000 miles on it. I havew been in contact with Chevy and they may be willing to extend tha warranty on the engine only. But i feel they should be doing something more for the inconvenience of the whole ordeal. I would be interested to know how many other SS's have the same issue.

  • Richard Delahant May 11, 2010

    you can rate it as fixya, helpful, or thanks for trying

  • Richard Delahant May 11, 2010

    I don't think it's a fault for those engines,if there isn't a good flow of oil to the valve train, the valve lifters can wear down. Your car is only 3 years old, a good chance of the oil situation.

  • Richard Delahant May 11, 2010

    If the ticking noise speeds up with the speed of the engine, it's a valve lifter, and that is a job.



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