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My geo metro egine have a ticking sound - 1997 Geo Metro

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Which engine, shirley??
ticking with engine cold or hot , or both is dip stick level at top and fresh and clean?
can be the engine, or things bolted to it, find a mech
to listen with his stethoscope and find LOCATION first.
then fix that cause.

3 cylinder or 5, the LSI Geo has 4.
if the mech hears valve noise, he then suspects valve lifters first
some have HLA lefters and are automatic but love to get gummed
up and make noise first at cold start then full time noise.
the can be cleaned or replaced. your call there. if true.

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Has your engine LOST POWER?

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If you have adjusted your valves and the ticking persists then try changing your exhaust manifold gasket. A leaking exhaust manifold gasket will often make a loud ticking sound.

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    4 years old mich. its sold now,


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