It does it all the time
The engine makes a ticking sound all the time. no check engine light comes on on 2003 Chevrolet Tracker
seek the help of a mech to diag and get est
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Sounds like a sticky lifter. Try an oil additive with a detergent in it to clean it and see if the ticking goes away. Otherwise, seek a mech. and get an estimate.