Hey so my 1997 Silverado C1500 v6 4.3L has been making a ...

Hey so my 1997 Silverado C1500 v6 4.3L has been making a ticking sound the past week in the [engine](/topics-engine-chevy/). What could that be exactly cause when I accelerate it gets louder and quicker. Mechanic's Assistant:<...

Hey so my 1997 Silverado C1500 v6 4.3L has been making a ticking sound the past week in the [engine](/topics-engine-chevy/). What could that be exactly cause when I accelerate it gets louder and quicker. Mechanic's Assistant: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on? About a week now. I had low to no oil and that’s when everything beginned. I put oil and all in it but it hasn’t gotten better. Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model of your '97 car? C1500 Silverado Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far? Nothing yet Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you? I haven’t tried anything

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**Bradley Jordan** **Nissan, Subaru, and Infiniti Master Technician** **ASE Master Tech All Makes** **Let me take a moment to review your request.** **_You may be prompted for a phone call, this is optional as the request is automatic._** Is the noise top or bottom side of the engine.

BottomCan be heard from everywhere but when under the truck it's heard mainly there louder
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that sounds like bearing damage from being low on oil.

My dad was speaking with me and thinks it could be from a bad valveExactly how is it bearing damageI didn't know a engine had bearings
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A bad valve would cause it to miss and the noise would be more top side. there are bearings on the crankshaft that can be damaged if oil starved. The only sure way to know is to tear the motor down. I would suggest going by your local garage and let them listen to it. an experienced mechanic has a good idea what it is with the pitch of the sound.
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Thank you very much you really helped with the identification of it
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your welcome

Hey if you're available need to ask a question
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What do need. I am in Dallas anot home but I will try to answer your question.

Okay so the issue begin when I had low oil right. So I'm wondering if maybe doing a correct oil change will help anything because all I did was add oil on top when I went empty on it. So maybe a new [oil filter](/topics-oil-filter-chevy/) and a fresh drain would possibly help anything? And if maybe when I do it or do it now if adding rislone engine treatment would help
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You can try but I cannot promise anything. It can not hurt it.

Okay thank you
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Your welcome good luck.

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