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Old 07-15-2013, 10:06 PM
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So, I may have referenced this before in a past thread, but my issue still remains. Normally, with my car being an automatic, I drive in 'Overdrive', but (usually) whenever I switch to 'drive' for a change, only about 30 seconds - 1 minute of cruising I end up with lifter ticking. But about as soon as it appears, when I put it back into overdrive, the ticking goes away in about 30 seconds to a minute.
I never get the ticking in overdrive, under any driving conditions, just drive. Kind of annoying.
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That's odd man you'd think it'd be all the time.. you sure its not your header gaskets leaking? They can make a rhythmic ticking similar to valvetrain noise
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are we sure its not something in the trans? or the torque converter?
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That's odd man you'd think it'd be all the time.. you sure its not your header gaskets leaking? They can make a rhythmic ticking similar to valvetrain noise
Nah, it's not that. I got decent gaskets for em, plus when I had my car taken in for inspection recently, the guy made sure the bolts were tightened up there for me for no charge.

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are we sure its not something in the trans? or the torque converter?
Pretty positive. I'll get out of the car when it happens to just re-affirm where the ticking's coming from, I'm pretty certain it's valve ticking.
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Just drove it around a bit today in drive and it didn't give me the problem, then again I wasn't driving very far either. It has like a 50-50 chance of it happening it seems like.
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thats extremely odd. unless the oil pump is weak and the oil takes longer to reach the lifters. but that would only apply to rpms not the trans.
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thats extremely odd. unless the oil pump is weak and the oil takes longer to reach the lifters. but that would only apply to rpms not the trans.
Right, I was kind of thinking along the lines of something like that. It would kind of make sense because the rpms stay slightly higher in Drive as opposed to Overdrive where it's usually below 2k rpms.
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Didn't you replace the lifters? I can't remember who has lately. there has been a few

i'd put a gauge on the oil pump and check it.
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Didn't you replace the lifters? I can't remember who has lately. there has been a few

i'd put a gauge on the oil pump and check it.
Nah, I haven't. But it is a new crate engine with only like 10-15k miles on it.
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Did the crate motor include the timing cover?
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