2001 Chevy Malibu ticking in engine

Tiny
ORDON1
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 62,200 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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Monday, March 2nd, 2009 AT 2:50 PM

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Tiny
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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)
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Monday, March 2nd, 2009 AT 4:19 PM

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