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.
Car Problem Reports
Suzuki XL-7 Valve Lifter Noise After Cold Start
Suzuki XL-7 Problem
Average Mileage: 106,333 mi (97,000 mi - 112,000 mi)