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I have a 97 Dodge Intrepid, with no warning at all one day this loud clicking sound which seems to come from under the valve cover. After changing oil it stopped but after driving it for awhile it comes back, Shari

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Try a quart of lucas oil additive its about 15$ a quart.check for oil leaks by by putting a piece of cardboard under engine check oil is not low also

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By what you are explaining sounds like the "Lifters" have worn out, try putting a quart of "Lucas Oil" in it,is about $10-$12 at your local auto parts store, it will help reduce the noise considerably. Good Luck.

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