Mechanics

CHEVY TICKING IN ENGINE

2001 Chevrolet Malibu

Engine Mechanical problem
2001 Chevy Malibu 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 62200 miles

the engine makes a loud ticking noise when started and when it warms up it quiets down to a softer ticking noise. What could be the problem? The car runs fine otherwise
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Ordon1
March 2, 2009.



Hi there,

This can be a faulty valve lash adjuster, try doing an engine service with a good quality engine flush, this may help clean and carbon deposits from the adjuster, if it is still noisy it will have to be replaced.

Mark (mhpautos)

Mhpautos
Mar 2, 2009.