The noise does die down when it's been on the road a while. Thank you.
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2000 Toyota Corolla
Question: Low ticking noise when starting up. Could it need oil change?
Answer #1Tyreguy November 14, 2011, 11:53Master
Try checking the oil level first before driving! Running an engine low on oil can be disasterous.
Improper oil grade, worn engine components, and/or cold startup temperatures can all produce ticking noises that fade as engine temps get to proper operating levels.
Replyack, November 14, 2011, 13:04Rookie
Thank you! I have just bought this car a few months ago and I will go get the oil change just in case.