My car makes a tinging sounds from the front passenger side

Tiny
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I'm driving a 2002 Ford mustang Coupe 3.8L V6 5 speed manual. It has about 150000 kilomters on it and it just came from the shop. My moms ditched it and the did some minor undercarrage work new rim and tires, oil pan, and steering and i'm not to sure what else they did. :D There was a small tiking sounds before it went to the shop, but now it came from the shop you can hear it everytime it starts and it's getting louder. This clicking sound starts when the engine first starts and is idling. The ticking slowly goes away but you can still hear it when your driving. Not a big anoying noise but enough for concern. It almost sounds like the spark plug might be missfiring. Is it the clutch or a minor engine problem. You mostly hear the ticking sounds from the front passnger side of the car. Please e-mail me back with the diagnosis if u can. Or if u need more info juss let me know. Thanks :D
C.J. Panamick coolnish101@yahoo. Ca
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Tuesday, June 5th, 2007 AT 10:25 AM

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Tiny
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Hello out there anyone haqve any ideas I updated and edited my post. Hit me up when u have an idea whats wrong
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Wednesday, June 6th, 2007 AT 9:55 AM
Tiny
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Have you checked your oil level? Make sure your oil is full first. The ticking could be several things. It could be a valve, loose exhaust manifold or a fuel injector. You should take it to a good mechanic to have it diagnosed. Also, you could try changing your oil and use a name brand synthetic oil. You could also use an oil additive. Try using Lucas oil treatment. Don't just add to your oil where it would overfill it. Change your oil and substitute a quart of Lucas oil treatment instead of one quart of the synthetic oil. If this quiets the ticking, it's most likely a valve. It may not get worse for a long time or it could turn in to major repair work.
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Wednesday, June 6th, 2007 AT 11:44 AM
Tiny
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The oil is full they did an oil change before I got the car back and I checked it out when I got it back and toped it up to make sure. I'm thinking it might be a valve if not the spark plug n wires. It sounds like a ticking sound from the top of the block right by the spark plug. Theres no power loss since the incident and the car still runs good. The exaust manifold could have came loose from the crash but I think thata the problem since the ticking is coming from the top of the block and not the bottom. I will try addiing the lucas oil treatment and using the synthetic oil at the next oil change. Thanks guys
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Wednesday, June 6th, 2007 AT 2:54 PM
Tiny
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Make sure you drain some oil out before adding anything, you don't want to overfill it. Also, like I said, it's possible that it's a fuel injector ticking. Locate your fuel injectors and take a length of hose and use it like a stethescope. You might be able to zero in on the ticking that way.
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Wednesday, June 6th, 2007 AT 3:45 PM

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