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When I start my car and press the gas, it makes a loud clicking sound. It sounds like it might be coming from the alternator, or somewhere in that area. Any ideas on what might be wrong, before I go replace an alternator that could be perfectly ok.

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It could be the valve tappets making sound. My 1999 Ford Expedition does this until it warms up, sometimes.

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http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/car-makes-clicking-noise.html

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