load engine ticking on 2001 Buick Century

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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It sounds to me like a noisy lifter
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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This likely the exhaust manifold or manifold gaskets. Check the RepairPrice Estimator for an estimate: http://repairpal.com/estimator