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Ticking noise 5.3L V8

5.3L V8 engine in my \'05 Buick Rainier is making a ticking noise. Was told this is a GM
model 5.3L V8. Vehicle has 200,xxx miles on it. Starts up and runs great, but every once in a while when idling, the ticking noise starts. It seems to go away when driving though. I have been told it is common with these engines. Is there any troubleshooting I can do? Is this something that is possibly
fatal to my engine?

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With that amount of miles on it I would be paying attention to rocker bushes/shaft and the ends of the rockers on the valve ends. have a leak down test done on the hydraulic followers . Check the cam lobes for missing faces or dents

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Do you know the area the noise comes from could be many things probably not 'fatal' just annoying ie a timer relay,drive belt slightly worn/smooth .try to trace area of sound

Posted on Mar 28, 2014

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    Adam Saba Mar 28, 2014

    Sound is coming from under the hood. Can hear it while sitting in the drivers seat as well. It is easier to hear when standing by the engine. Friend suspects it is a valve ticking? Anyone know the cause? Is there a fix because it's annoying?

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