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Ticking Type Noise Due to Cracked Exhaust Manifold on Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera

Problem Description and Possible Solution

A ticking noise may develop from the engine due to a cracked exhaust manifold. Damaged exhaust manifolds will require replacement to correct this issue.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 92,716 (77,000–116,149)
5 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994
7 people reported this problem
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When temperature gauge gets to halfway engine to starts ticking
Car needs some TLC, won't start on first try, think it might be battery, but not sure. Also, new ticking noise has started coming from engine. Most importantly, some guy installed an aftermarket radio and now the brake lights don't work and dashboard lights are out. I've replaced all bulbs and circuits, not sure where the short is, but definitely need it fixed ASAP.