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How to get rid of ticking noise .Tried almost everything.Runs fine otherwise

(1999 Saturn SW1)
in Miami, FL on January 14, 2015
Only things I haven't tried is taking lifters apart and cleaning them or having lifters replaced with new ones.Please advise pretty good novice weekend mechanic.Thanks
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of Greg's Orange Auto on January 14, 2015
START BY REPLACING LIFTER AND CAM IF NECESSARY.BE SURE THAT IS THE PROBLEM 1ST
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on January 14, 2015
That car/engine is famous for the timing chain guides wearing. That's another area to take a look at.
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