1999 Chrysler Concorde Q&A
1999 Chrysler Concorde Question: engine ticking
The 2.7 liter engine has hydraulic self adjusting valve lifters. First check the engine oil level! After that your engine has hydraulic lifters that automatically adjust the intake and exhaust valve clearance using engine oil pressure when the engine is running. Engines with hydraulic lifters need to have oil changes at the recommended intervals to keep the oil clean and fresh and the correct weight or viscosity of engine oil . A small bit of dirt or sludge can "gum" up the lifters and cause the oil not to properly adjust valve clearances. Sometimes this noise goes away after initial start up or after the engine warms up. If it is as simple as "lifter noise" try adding an oil additive called Risolene, it is a low viscosity high detergentcy oil additive that helps clean lifters. Of course an engine knocking sound may be a sign of more serious engine lubrication problems that could result in catastrophic engine failure so get this checked out . - patrick mannion
A ticking sound (lasting only two to three seconds) may be heard when starting a cold engine. Worn swivel pads on the exhaust rocker arms are commonly the cause. Worn swivel pads will require rep...