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2001 Buick Century Question: load engine ticking

 

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docs, Saint Clair Shores, MI, April 09, 2009, 09:00
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This car has the V6 engine.

When cold and starting the engine has a loud ticking sound. It almost goes away completely when warmed up. What is the cause and how to fix?

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, April 09, 2009, 11:03
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    This likely the exhaust manifold or manifold gaskets. Check the RepairPrice Estimator for an estimate: http://repairpal.com/estimator

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    Visitor, March 16, 2010, 11:37

    It sounds to me like a noisy lifter

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    Visitor, November 26, 2010, 17:29

    I have a buick 2001 and it does not stop ticking i think its a lifter most of the buicks stop this one doesnt could it be also the wires in the back ?

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