Ticking Type Noise From Engine After Cold Start on Suzuki XL-7

A icking type noise may be noted when starting the engine cold. This is commonly caused by bleed down of the hydraulic valve lifters. Our technicians recommend to make sure the engine oil is clean and at the correct level, then run the engine for 20 minutes at 2,000 rpm. If this does not correct the fault the valve lifters should be replaced.

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Average mileage: 96,900 (65,500–112,000)
3 model years affected: 2002, 2003, 2007
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been told by mechs it will cost more then what the suv is worth and dealer went out of business and no parts can be find for this suv