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Ticking noise when starting car.

I own a 2007 Nissan Altima. My car makes like a ticking / clicking noise when it starts. Its does it for a good 3-5mins. Once the car is up and running I don't hear the noise when I am driving the car. I am curious if this problem will lead to something bigger.


Also I just paid $588 for 2 front rotors, filling of my back two rotors and they fixed my capilers in the front plus labor. I am wondering did I get ripped off or is that in the range of that stuff.

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    Before driving my 2010 Nissan Altima I let it run for a little bit, but every time at the exact place it just makes this little thumping noise like something is hitting the bottom of my car, it only does it when I first start to drive off maybe once I get the speed up to around 15mph.

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Check your oil level. It sounds like automatic lifter or tappets are draining and have to be pumped back up. 2007 is fairly new but if you don't change your oil often this will happen.

588.00 sounds ok for the brake work if they replaced the front rotors, rebuilt the front calipers and resurfaced the rear rotors.

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