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2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer Question: what could be causing ticking and random misfire after changing plugs and wires?

 

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mama craw, 5.3L V8, New Waterford, OH, June 10, 2012, 12:21
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I have ticking under hood, bogged down acceleration, strong exhaust fumes and some smoke at times from tailpipe. Oil pressure is good and ticking speeds up with acceleration. Please help!!! :(

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    globalhelper June 10, 2012, 12:55
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    maybe a spark plug is loose and causing ticking and misfire

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    mama craw, June 10, 2012, 13:17
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    Thank you...but unfortunately it was doing these things before changing plugs and wires...after changing them it didn't help :( and it started all at once. If I have a lifter stuck would it cause these problems?

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    globalhelper, June 10, 2012, 17:27
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    possibly a cam follow and/or rocker arm

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    mama craw, June 19, 2012, 13:27
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    Collapsed lifters.... :(

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