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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: engine noises
I definitely agree with badmartian thats the same exact thing my trooper does. Our ticking was loud and obnoxious by the way embarassing when going through parking lots. Anyways I did some research and was thinking of a valve adjustment but cant since troopers have hydraulic lifters so the best way was to try to clean the gunk off these things. What I did was put heavier oil in the car 20w-50 but you can go with 10w-30 if your not to sure. Then add a bottle of Lucas Oil Stabalizer which runs around 7-8 dollars a bottle and a high mileage oil filter and that will seriously stop the ticking well it did for me for around 2000 miles and come back which means another oil change. Or you could do what I do and add another bottle of oil stabalizer not lucas maybe a smaller bottle like STP runs about 1-2 dollars and that should run your oil a bit longer. But yea when you change oil I suggest you adding Lucas Oil Stabalizer works great for me Im still using it and its cheap and you get alot of it for half the price of other ones. So yea good luck
Posted on Mar 05, 2009
I have had the same thing on my rendezvous the entire time I have owned it (at 82k right now). It has caused no problems for me, yet... and the dealer has told me that it is nothing.
Posted on May 22, 2009
Your lifters have become clogged over the years. Its only after the oil warms up and thins out does it allow oil to "pump up" the lifters. That's why it goes quiet after 5 min. There are several different brands of additives on the market that can fix this problem ,unless you have a more serious mechanical problem, which I doubt.Check your local auto parts store for the additive. Just add it to your oil and "wham!" problem solved. Good Luck!
Posted on Jun 16, 2009
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