Engine tick

Asked by Feb 12, 2017 at 04:52 PM about the 2001 Ford Mustang GT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My mustang recently started making a ticking noise
but only when I start the car. Then it goes away and
doesn't return. Any ideas?

4 Answers

85,295

Usually comes from the lifters, you could try and put an additive in the oil to loosen them up. Just check at your local parts store to see what they recommend.

298,745

Right, engine is just getting old, and oil not moving around as much. I assume you have over 150K? It doesn't hurt anything. How old is the oil and what weight are you using. Mustangs like fresh oil. Change it every 5K at a min.

85,295

I still do mine at 3500 miles.

66,365

It could also be an exhaust leak that stops when parts expand when heating up.

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