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Lifter ticking ,clean oil, good oil pressure ,runs smooth , but ticks like a machine gun ?1990 bronco ii 80,000 miles 2.9L xlt 4x4

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Sounds like a wornout push rod....if it ticks fast as you hit the gas ,then i beleive its the rod.

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Engine start ticking when start up from cold after warm up it stop what the pronlem?


lack of oil to lifters, was a common ford thing back in the 80s, when did you last change the oil? sometimes old oil causes the issue, i had a bronco that would start doing it every 4000 miles unless i changed the oil.. try a thinner oil, 5w30, or 5w20..might fix the problem

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2003 dodge ram has light tick for a minute at cold start then goes away


The 'light tick' is most probably a valve lifter. The valve lifters in the engine are hydraulic, and are pressurized by the engine's oil pump.
When the engine gets some mileage, say 60 or 70 thousand miles or more, the engine is just not as tight as it once was. What happens is that the lifter loses its pressure when the engine is not running, because there is some wear. When you start the engine, the lifter takes a few moments to pressurize, and makers a ticking noise until it does. The 'ticking' is the sound of the valve being hit by the push rod, which is being pushed by the lifter. Once the lifter is pressurized, the 'ticking' sound stops. This is a very common thing for engines, it will eventually happen to nearly every one.
Sometimes, thin, old oil can cause this. If you have not changed the oil/filter in a while, you should do it now.

This is nothing to really worry about right now, but it is a sign of engine wear. Just be sure to run the proper oil in the engine, and do all the proper maintenance.

Jun 19, 2011 | Dodge Ram 1500 Cars & Trucks

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When i spped up my truck makes a ticking sound ..what could that be?


It is more than likely the lifters ticking. After a lot of miles then the hydraulic lifters don't hold oil pressure and start ticking. Engines will run for a very long time with the lifters ticking. I have a 1972 Nova that the lifters have ticked on for about 10 years and it still runs fine.

Jan 10, 2011 | 1996 Chevrolet Blazer

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Engine ticking, The engine has a tick in it sounds like a lifter possibly. The car has 208000 miles on it.


SOUND LIKE WORN LIFTERS OR DIRT TRAPPED LIFTERS.YOU CAN TRY CHANGE ENGINE OIL AND FILTER.YOU CAN PUT A BOTTLE OF LIFTER QUIETNER.BLEND SOME IN CRANKCASE DONT OVERFILL.IT WILL CLEAN AND FREE UP LIFTERS.IF LIFTERS STILL NOISEY.YOU HAVE TO REPLACE CAMSHAFT + LIFTERS + BEARINGS DEPEND ON HOW BAD WORN.

Jun 02, 2010 | 2000 Chrysler Concorde

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How to use seafoam on Z32 (1990. nonturbo)? I dont know how to use on vacuum line ?


there are multiple ways to use seafoam on a z32:
gas tank- just add into gas tank to clean injectors, fuel lines, remove deposits from tank itself and clean the valves.
throttle bodies- while leaving the maf sensor on the intake plugged in remove the throttle body hoses one at a time and SLOWLY pour in a little bit of seafoam as a friend revs to about 2k rpms. hold onto the can because there will be suction that can pull the can into the intake. (essentially this is a vacuum approach.
oil- add whole can to oil through the oil cap. run for about 50 miles and change oil. the longer you leave it in the more it will clean things.

depending on your reasoning for wanting to seafoam it the method that would work best varies.
for ticking lifters- through the oil as the ticking sound is a blocked check valve in one of the lifters causing it to slap against the camshaft.
(wynns hydraulic valve lifter treatment from the uk works wonders too)

for cleaning injectors- through gas

just for an engine flush id put half in oil and half in gas run for 50 or so miles and then do an oil change. the gas will take care of itself.

hope this helps...

Jan 27, 2010 | 1990 Nissan 300ZX

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I have a light ticking sound in the engine. Could


hi, to me it sounds like lifter problem if it was a bottom end problem then the noise would be their all the time as this is always surrounded by oil so im thinking lifter as it takes few minutes for the oil to work to the top of the engine correctly.

What you could try is go out and buy some good quality high millage oil this is thicker and protects high millage engines from any oil seal problems and stops any slight tapping noise you hear from the hydraulic lifters. So give that a try first and see how you get on failing that it would be a case of replacing the lifters.

Let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

Nov 24, 2009 | Ford Bronco Cars & Trucks

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I have an '02 jeep wrangler. Straight 6, 4.0 L


if this vehicle has a high millage then you have worn bearing if the oil pressure go's to low then this would be the problem, if not then you should have your lifters replaced but check oil pressure if the noise comes back when the oil pressure drops then you need to over haul your engine. if this information has been useful please let use know good luck

Jul 28, 2009 | Jeep Wrangler Cars & Trucks

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Lifter tick


I doubt it. A lifter tick is caused by low oil pressure or a faulty/clogged lifter.

May 07, 2009 | 2000 Dodge Caravan

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Engine ticking at idle and low speeds


Hi There,
I would try adding a lifter quiet supstance such as nulon lifter quiet, may or may not be available in your country, 
Or try heading to a local auto store and look for a reputable brand name products, ie injector clean/ carby clean /lifter quiet/worn engine treatment.
Below i have listed common problems related to yours that might be worth checking.
Sometimes the oil that you may of put in may not be thick enough hence why youre getting more noise.
it could mean yes that a lifter or shim is loose and needs adjustment,
injector noise from fuel injectors if they get clogged up they tick loudly.
Dirty fuel causing injector noise
Low oil or incorrect oil level as in over full.
Incorrect oil specification/ wrong Viscosity or grade.
Leak or low oil presssure could be a blockage somewhere stopping oil circulating
Worn oil pump not correctly pumping enough oil.
Oil line blockage insufficent oil getting up to the lifters
It coudl even be driveline related as in a C.V. joint coudl be loose/worn and ticking.
Ive even seen cars where wire has been entwined aroudn the driveshaft and taps against the floor/wall
Coudl be a fan if your fan runs off the engine rather then electric ticking against the houseing or it could also be a belt or bearing in one of you accesories ie a bearing in the aircondition clutch tha tmay be loose and is ticking.
However start small and go from the cheapest option up to the dearest.
Make sure you have a good listen while its running with the bonnet up and go through to try and find the source of the sound.
Usually this is what the mechanics would- do anyway untill they find the problem.
Hoipefully this helps so you dont have to take it to the shop.
Cheers
Steve

Apr 03, 2009 | 1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport

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Ticking under valve cap


You have hydraulic lifters, and they need oil pressure to pump them up. Once sufficient oil pressure builds up (which should only take a couple seconds), the ticking goes away. You might help to alleviate some of the problem by getting a product called Seafoam. Pour half a bottle into the oil, drive for 30-40 miles (no more than that, as it does thin your oil out), and then change the oil and filter. Seafoam can clean crud and sludge out. Some of it may be blocking the oil channels to the lifters, and the Seafoam can clean it out and allow them to pump up more quickly.

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