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Q: Lifters sticking

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My car engine has a ticking noise. I think it might be the lifters.

A: Some ticking noise may be normal. As the fu...

Some ticking noise may be normal. As the fuel injectors work they will make a ticking sound. Lifters can be a source of some noise as well. I would have a qualified mechanic listen to your engine and see if any repairs are needed to be made.

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