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Why is my 2000 Saturn LSeries making a ticking noise after oil and filter change

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If you made sure to replace the old oil filter, and used the right weight oil,and the right oil filter, nothing should be ticking.....are you sure it wasn't ticking before ??? Change to full synthetic ,too.

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Next time you changer oil fill oil filter first to it all the air out filter some time in older car the oil pump need to be prime .

Posted on Apr 14, 2015

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    you can't prefill a Saturn 4 cylinder oil filter.

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