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2008 Sienna engine noise on cold start-ups

This is sort of a ticking noise in the engine that has gotten louder over the past couple of months. It goes away after the engine reaches running temperatures. This vehicle has 17,000 miles on it and Toyota has stated there is nothing abnormal. My concern is the real trouble will start after the manufactures warrantee is finished.

Has anyone had any success with dealing with this problem.

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  • jimbo38 Apr 17, 2009

    Have not solved this problem yet. Will be taking it to Dealer soon and will discuss this noise. Lifters were one item on my mind. Will this problem show up on the diagnostic equipment?

  • jimbo38 Apr 17, 2009

    Thanks, I thought I was going to have to make arrangements to have it overnighted at the dealers

  • pkoehler Apr 19, 2009

    I just bought a 2008 Sienna w/ 30,000 miles. When the engine is cold, doesn't have to be really cold, I hear this ticking noise (not loud) when engine is under slight acceleration between 1500- 2000 rpm. The noise decreases as the engine warms up but doesn't go away until it is completely warm ie 5-10 min.

  • nor69 Apr 20, 2009

    When the temperature is in the 30's or lower, the engine makes a ticking sound for a few minutes after startup. Sometimes it continues even after a few minutes.

    After keeping it for two days, the dealer said that it is normal. Have owned two other Toyotas with excellent results, this lack of interest in the problem has shaken my confidence in Toyota. Have owned over 20 cars of different makes and models and they can't convince me that metal to metal contact is normal for a new engine.


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Posted on Apr 17, 2009

  • LUIS AREVALO Apr 17, 2009

    no, the car need to be cold. the car need to be ther over nigh

  • LUIS AREVALO Apr 17, 2009

    buena suerte


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