i got a 2004 pontiac grand am 3.4 sedan and it has a tick in the motor but not all the time could this be a thin oil problem or a hydraulic liffter issue

Asked by May 08, 2013 at 04:28 AM about the 2004 Pontiac Grand Am SE1

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

ticking sound in motor only sometimes

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Probably a lifter. The V6 engine is also know for making noise on start up. The piston skirts are short and the pistons move in the bore until they expand.

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The only thing is that it does it after its at running temp and not all the time like if I stop at a red light then when I take off until the rpms are up you hear this loud chatter or tick I tryed lucus and sea foam still doing it the car only has 130k miles so not sure what to do next any ideas

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