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Jeep wrangler: l..v6..engine ticking noise after engine comes

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07 jeep wrangler 3.8 l v6. engine ticking noise after engine comes up to temp. noise is heard during aceleration and at idle. also heard during braking when the rpms are coming down. when the oil is cold there is no noise. the warmer weather the noise is louder at idle.

oil has been changed and is at the proper level, using 5w 20 which is the factory oil.

any suggestions?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  TIM replied 5 years ago.

TIM :

hello, switch oil grades to 10w30 and see if lifter noise is still present -- i have seen the correct this condition by doing this

Customer:

after thinking, i belive the oil that is in after my last oil change is 10w30. the paper work from my last oil change says 10w30. i had a discussion with the mechanic about 5w and 10w

TIM :

if noise was there before the oil change then you are looking at replacing the lifters,tim

Customer:

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Customer:

the noise was ther

TIM :

you will need to replace the lifters

Customer:

the noise was there . the oil has been changed a couple of times. any suggestions on oil snythetic vs 5w

TIM :

at this point it will not matter -- we have a weak lifter(s)

Customer:

how big of a job is to replace the lifters

TIM :

on this engine it is about a 3-4 hour job--

Customer:

thanks

TIM :

thnak you and take care,tim

TIM :

if you are all set --please click accept button

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