Q: Ticking noise during acceleration - 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe

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There is a ticking noise when accelerating. The noise gets louder and faster with increased acceleration. It doesn't happen all the time though. Sometimes it starts when the truck is cold and other times it will start after the truck has been driven but shut off and restarted. It doesn't happen during idle or when coasting or braking. Oil level and pressure are good. Truck runs fine but with a little sputtering during initial acceleration.

My car has 150000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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