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I have a 2002 Silverado. At idle the truck ticks and when accelerating it seems to tick too but faster. The sound is louder under the truck and under the hood. Could this be and exhaust leak?

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    Jeff Turcotte Sep 09, 2010

    Is the sound coming from the valve cover? Possible failing hydraulic lifter.

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WEll, it certainly can be an exhaust leak. Take a heater hose and hold one end up to your ear and probe around with the other end. Exhaust manifolds are a big issue, these days.

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