Question about Buick Cars & Trucks
Without hearing it i'd be only guessing ,as would everybody else on here . Were is the ticking coming from , engine ? where ? Top of the engine or bottom end of the engine . How many miles on it ? The ticking could be coming from the lifters . Do you know what they are ? It would be to your benifit to have a trained ear listen to it .
Posted on May 09, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2001 Buick Century Ticking Noise
Okay, lets hope it is something simple. Remove the underhood light bulb. At night, in the dark, start the engine and look under the hood. You may be able to see sparks jumping. This would be bad wires. If you can see where the spark plugs go and one has a spark jumping it is just one bad sparkplug. Turn off car-replace underhood bulb.
If you see no sparks then it is most likely the valve train. If you have adjustable lifters they need someone to tighten them up to specifications. If they are not adjustable you may need to replace worn parts.
Make sure you keep fresh and plenty of oil in the engine. It can not repair worn parts but if the oil is low or dirty you will have bigger problems.
Posted on Jun 09, 2009
SOURCE: tick when warm 2000 chev 4.3
Try using a lighter weight oil as the temperature gets colder outside the oil becomes thicker and takes more time for the more defeat the oil so that it may and pump up into the valves and etc most vehicles will tick until the oil warms and will go away ....also a higher grade of gas will also help
Posted on Nov 15, 2009
I have had a simillar problem in the past. It may very well be your lifters. A minute or two after cranking the engine, oil lubricates them and they get quieter. Buy a bottle of No-Smoke from Autozone. It is very thick and will temporarily help to silence the problem. You wil have to adress the expensive issue sonner than later. In some instances, a person will use that product to stop any smoking and quiet lifters long enough to sell the car to some poor unsuspecting buyer.
Posted on Mar 25, 2013
No idea without head under the bonnet so please a local mechanic to have a look for you ,dont think the noise and the running hot are a related problem though but i could be wrong iam not perfect
Posted on Oct 02, 2013
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