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Suzuki XL-7 Valve Lifter Noise After Cold Start

Suzuki XL-7 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2002, 2003, 2007

Average Mileage: 96,900 mi (65,500 mi - 112,000 mi)


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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    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

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