car makes ticking noise only in morning after running 10 min goes away on 2005 Hyundai Tucson

My car had a strut replaced, a rocker arm replaced, realignment, new brakes, timing belt. Im up to date on all maintenance, Was involved in fender bender in front left of car no body damage, and no internal damage just damage to underneath which was fixed now have this noise that won't go away and the machanics can never hear it cause it only happens in the morning.

by in Oceanside, CA on March 14, 2010
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ANSWER by , February 19, 2011
If your vehicle has more than 80k start using Lucas oil stabilizer. If the tick goes away sell it. Your engine could be wearing out around the crankshaft. If you can get under the car while its running and ticking and put a screwdriver to the oil pan, place your ear to the end of the screwdriver and see if the tic is Lieder than on top of the motor. Top of motor do the same thing on the valve covers ........ Any auto parts store will have Lucas oil products. Follow instructions on bottle. !.!CAUTION USE APPROPRIATE LIFTING EQUIPMENT WHEN LIFTING VEHICLES EXPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE RUNNING. SHOP ENVIRONMENT IS RECOMMENDED