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350 ticks when cold

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by AmPlower, Jan 18, 2003.

  1. AmPlower

    AmPlower Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I just noticed when going to get breakfast this morning, the 350 in my truck ticks and stops when its warmed up? I'm guessing a lifter or a loose rocker arm. any guess's? Thanks!
  2. Earthscapes

    Earthscapes Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 577

    what yr is this 350 ?? how many miles ??? we need some more info,,could be alot of things.
  3. ffshuter

    ffshuter Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    I have found this winter that the speedo cable ticks after 20 MPH. It does this until the truck is warmed up. I thought it was in the motor, maybe a rocker. Finally narrowed it down to the speedo cable. I just live with the tick, as it seems much more work than I want to do to get more grease on the cable.
  4. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,613

    I noticed ticking as well. I was able to track it down to the exhaust. There is a metal 'flap' of sorts on the drivers side near the engine which is suppose to help build up heat upon start up. Older it gets the noiser it is.