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2008 chevy impala: a clicking sound when I start it up first thing

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my 2008 chevy impala makes a clicking sound when I start it up first thing in the morning. it's running and still making the clicking sound, then stops.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Dr.Automotive replied 5 years ago.

snapontech :

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Customer:

thank you.

snapontech :

So the noise goes away after a few moments

Customer:

yes about a minute. should I have it looked at?

snapontech :

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/general-maintenance-repairs/987711-98-corolla-ticking-when-cold.html

snapontech :

go to the video and watch is the sound like this similar

Customer:

sorry but my computer will not show the video.

snapontech :

Its most likely a lifter tick

snapontech :

Get new oil and run a bottle of lucus oil additive should get rid of it shouldnt cause any major issues just annoyance

Customer:

at first I thought something was stuck in my radio because the sound was really loud inside the car

Customer:

and it was coming from that area.

snapontech :

I want to make sure we have the right noise

snapontech :

If its a tapping noise and goes away after a short time then its a lifter

Customer:

yeah, I guess it's more a flapping tapping kind of noice verses a clicking. Sounding like something is caught in a vent

snapontech :

Could be something in the fans but you state the noise always goes away right away

Customer:

it just started yesterday morning, then I heard it again this morning. it goes away in a 1 minute or so. then nothing all day.

snapontech :

Could be something minor but I would have it checked out to be 100percent sure

snapontech :

Have the oil changed

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