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ticking sound coming from engine when engine gets warm

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ticking sound coming from engine when engine gets warm
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Ted G. replied 6 years ago.
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Ted G. :

Hello, what is the make, model, and year of your car please? Also the engine size if you know?

JACUSTOMER-uy7r8bcm- :

ford, escape, 2004, v6

Ted G. :

How many miles please?

JACUSTOMER-uy7r8bcm- :

160,000

Ted G. :

If it is quiet when cold and makes the noise once it warms up I would suspect worn lash adjusters/lifters at that mileage, how long since the last oil change?

JACUSTOMER-uy7r8bcm- :

3 months which was when I purchased vehicle from dealer

Ted G. :

I would recommend changing the oil and filter first and use a Motorcraft filter. The newer oil may help, since the viscosity gets lower as it gets older which can make the lifters noisy.

JACUSTOMER-uy7r8bcm- :

ok I'll try that first and get back with you, if it is worn lash adjusters/lifter how muck would it cost to make that repair

Ted G. :

The parts are fairly inexpensive , about $15 a piece, times 16. The labor will be $ 500-700 depending on labor rate.

JACUSTOMER-uy7r8bcm- :

ok Ted can this be done in one day

Ted G. :

By a good tech, usually.

JACUSTOMER-uy7r8bcm- :

ok i'll try the oil change first and get back with you thanks

Ted G. :

Thanks for using JA.

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