2004 Silverado start up tick

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Talk & GM News' started by paulh, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. paulh

    paulh New Member

    I have a 2004 Z71 and when I start it up on a cold morning it makes a ticking noise for about a min and then it goes away for the day. Could this be my one of my lifters?????
     
  2. Kady

    Kady Rockstar GMTC Chick 100 Posts

    Seems to happen with all of them... Chevy, GMC, Cadillac... IMO, as long as it goes away after the first minute, you should be fine.
     
  3. o3gerber

    o3gerber Rockstar 100 Posts

    All my trucks have done it, if you throw some lucas stablizer in it that will help, its just cause the oil takes a min to circulate through the motor
     
  4. audihenry

    audihenry New Member

    My 95 Sub does this, too. It always sounded to me like a leaking exhaust and I suspect that's what it is.
     
  5. JnBama

    JnBama Rockstar 3 Years 500 Posts

    My 2000 Silverado with 5.3 did till it warmed up , mechanic said they all do but have heard others that didn't. Started using a synthetic blend oil and it quieted down some, I also thought it was an exhaust manifold leak at first but never seen any fumes or carbon.
     
  6. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Rockstar 3 Years 1000 Posts

    my 96 has a similar tick and it always goes away after warming up a little i agree with it probably the vehicle is just cold happens to most cars no matter what make or model.
     
  7. audihenry

    audihenry New Member

    I have to disagree as this does NOT happen to most cars. We've had Volvos, Benzes, Audis, Toyotas, Hondas, Buicks, etc., and this did not happen on any of them, ever. Sure, each had its own unique issues, but not this. However, this appears to be common on GM trucks, as per this thread.
     
  8. o3gerber

    o3gerber Rockstar 100 Posts

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