Engine Light on---Do this 1st (may solve all issues). Take it to Advance Auto or Autozone for FREE CODING. Maybe get a FREE DIAGNOSIS and parts while you are there (the "been there a while", "mature feller" is who you want to see). However the parts ain't free!
Ticking may be Lifters/ rocker arms. Get 3 feet of 1/2" heater hose. Cram one end in your ear, use the other end as a Stethoscope to pin down your noise. WATCH OUT FOR MOVING PARTS!
Let me know your results
Monday, December 27th, 2010 AT 3:03 AM