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Question 99 v6 Mustang Tick

I have a 99 v6 that makes a ticking noise at startup. It only does it for about the first 30 seconds or minute that the car is on after setting cold. I have ready other people have the same problem with their 99+ and say its the hydraulic lifters knocking because their oil coating drained off while the car sat. I just put in some STP oil treatment that is supposed to help that. I did it yesterday and drove it for a while, and at the stores when I stopped it was still doing it at startup. Any other suggestions to fix this problem?

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I have a 99 v6 that makes a ticking noise at startup. It only does it for about the first 30 seconds or minute that the car is on after setting cold. I have ready other people have the same problem with their 99+ and say its the hydraulic lifters knocking because their oil coating drained off while the car sat. I just put in some STP oil treatment that is supposed to help that. I did it yesterday and drove it for a while, and at the stores when I stopped it was still doing it at startup. Any other suggestions to fix this problem?
could be an exhaust leak.

run a search, and you'll see all the stuff re: ticking noise.

how long have you had the car?


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I actually just got the car a few weeks ago, it had it when i purchased it. No other people that checked out the car with me thought it was a big problem so we bought it anyways because we got a good deal

Would an exhaust leak make it do that just when its cold?
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I actually just got the car a few weeks ago, it had it when i purchased it. No other people that checked out the car with me thought it was a big problem so we bought it anyways because we got a good deal

Would an exhaust leak make it do that just when its cold?
yeah, the metal contracts when it's cold and expands when it heats up.

It could be normal, seeing as how you just got the car. The 3.8L v6s have tubular exhaust manifolds that don't cover up the firing of the pistons very well. Mine has ticked since day one, and the one I had before it did, too.

Get the exhaust checked for leaks if it's really loud, but without hearing it, I can't say one way of the other.

Actually, just get it checked for leaks, it's under recall, and it doesn't hurt to have it checked out.

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sorry just notices KS had over 10k posts....damn man, good work

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sorry just notices KS had over 10k posts....damn man, good work
Didn't even notice, & I was going to do sumpin' special . . .

guess i gotta wait unitl 15000!

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