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Engine ticking I just bought a '95 4x4 4 cylinder pickup. after changing the oil it ticked as if the oil hadn't gotten to the engine yet but this went away after it warmed up. It did this two or three other times momentarily then went away. A week later I checked the oil when filling up and added a little. Then all of a sudden the ticking went out of control. I replaced the third cylender rocker arm/lifter which wouldnt compress but it is still ticking. I put some cr2 cleaner in it and it went away the secound day but later returned and I only have 103k miles and runs great besides this. Does anyone happen to know what might be going on and what I should do. I love this little truck and want it to last at least another 100 thousand. Thanks, VTIceFisher0616

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  • cledoux Jan 23, 2009

    No it didn't. After replacing the rocker arm and adding the cr2 cleaner I drove it about 40 miles and it continued to tick. I will add that I live in Vermont and it has been extremely cold but I don't think that really would make a differance. The next morning I drove it home about 60+ miles and half way home I noticed it had stopped ticking but by the time I got home it had started again. Now it is pretty constant I dont think it has stopped again. Is there a chance its just a sticky spring or something simple?



  • cledoux Jan 26, 2009

    x18wheeler60,

    Hey Thanks for the advice I am going to check into that as soon as the temperature gets above zero!!! Should I stop driving the truck at this point? I don't want to cause permanent damage.

    Thanks again,
    VTIceFisher0616


  • thomas thompson May 11, 2010

    ok try to add trans fluid to the oil about 1/2 gt that will clean and remove sludge and thin the oil out my be the cold is not warming up the oil to flow

  • thomas thompson May 11, 2010

    did the tick go a way after 3 sec

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You didn't mention anything about the push rod.If you haven't already done so, take the push rod out and look thru the hole and see if there is any build up of sludge, and run a piece of wire down thru it, or replace it.Might be warn just enough to cause this, or warn cam lobe.Hope this helps, you have done everything else.

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