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It rattles in the engine but has plenty of oil

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Could be a mechanical lifter malfunction if you continue to drive that way eventually you will wear a flat spot in the cam,which costs more money to fix take my advise hace it checked at a shop they can pin point the lifter and change the one its only worth changing the one its a lot cheaper and on a 2005 you should be ok.it will be around 250.00 to 380.00 im guessing

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