Hello, what is the make, model, and year of your car please? Also the engine size if you know?
ford, escape, 2004, v6
How many miles please?
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?
3 months which was when I purchased vehicle from dealer
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.
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
The parts are fairly inexpensive , about $15 a piece, times 16. The labor will be $ 500-700 depending on labor rate.
ok Ted can this be done in one day
By a good tech, usually.
ok i'll try the oil change first and get back with you thanks
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