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TICKING IN VALVE TRAIN WHEN YOU START UP THEN STOPS WHEN HEATED UP

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  • coneedham Mar 13, 2009

    I have the same problem. My 2003 only has 45,000 miles on it. This problem started a couple of months ago. It ticks very loud when started but after engine warms up it stops. The problem also seems to be affecting my oil pressure. Strange thing is when I have my oil changed it stops for about the 1st 1200 miles or so and then starts up again. I have had the truck checked out and they cannot pin point the reason for this. I have had the oil pan dropped and cleaned and the pick up tube replaced. They have also checked the oil pump and it is fine.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    i have the same problem but now mine dosent stop and now it misses on #4

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Stuck Hydraulic Lifter...

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