Chevy Silverado Engine Ticking Noise

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Hi, I have a 2009 Silverado with a 5.3 engine. Recently developed a loud knock after an oil change. I drained some new oil and put in additives…this seems to have helped the knock but now when driving my truck is sounding like a pod racer in the Star Wars movie. This is the closest analogy I have. Have tried blocking up the rear end and putting the truck in gear to try and isolate the sound but it does not make the sound like this and it seems to upset the traction control sensors. Do you have any thoughts on what this noise could be. Thank you.


I have a 2001 GMC that have a lifter noise after the thermostat opens up driving down the road. If I let the truck warm up in the driveway and the thermostat opens up it doesn’t do it but when I am driving from a cold start up and the lifter clatter it takes a couple of miles to stop clattering and doesn’t make the noise again until the engine cools off.


95 chevy Silverado don’t hear the ticking noise at start up. when the motor is heated up and drove a few miles then the ticking starts. What would cause this and how can I fix it/


Ticking noise on 2000 thru 2012 silverado 4.8 is the oil pump, not the lifters.


I have a 2006 Silverado that has a ticking noise but goes away any suggestions how to diagnose the ticking


How much would this cost to fix ml




I have a 2000 Silverado four wheel drive. I took it to the repair facility to have the starter changed. When I picked it up they said it had a loud noise in the engine. Indeed it did. A rhythmic clacking. I have heard loose rods before, this sounds different. I drove it home and it held 40 psi oil pressure and normal engine heat. Any ideas what this sudden event could be caused by?


If it started right after the starter was replaced, maybe they left something in the flywheel cover area.


Where the oil level sensor located on a 2007 Checy Silverado and how do you replace it?

ProTech: The oil level sensor is located in the oil pan, right underneath the vehicle. It is easily removed and replaced.

How to replace exhaust check valve on the right side firewall! Don,t see much room to get back to pipe nuts. Thanks Jim.


You could try using a crows foot wrench, that’s usually the best way. By the way, next time please include what kind of vehicle you are talking about. I have no idea if you’re changing the valve on a Ford Mustang, or a Cadillac Escalade! The more info, the better. Thanks and good luck!