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Ticking Noise at Startup

I have a 2006 Grand Prix. On startup i Hear this Loud Ticking. this lasts approximately 10 - 15 minutes and then goes away.

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Possibly a leaking hydraulic lifter. They can leak down while engine isn't running and then make a ticking noise for a while on startup. If it takes 10-15 minutes to go away, it is more likely to be a loose tappet which needs adjusting.

Posted on Aug 03, 2009

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