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Q: A ticking sound comes from the engine after start up but it goes away after the engine warms up.

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a ticking sound comes from the engine after startup that eventually goes away after the engine warms up. the dealer told me it was an exhaust manifold problem. is the possibly true? what does it entail to fix? and how much would it cost?

My car has 117000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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