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Old 10-11-2013, 09:52 PM   #1
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Anyone else experiencing ticking upon starting on a 2013?

Everytime I start my 2013 the first second or two the motor ticks and then it goes away. This only happens when the motor is cold btw. I don't notice it any other time and I started noticing it almost immediately after I purchased it. The motor currently has just over 1500 miles, barely broken in. Any info. on this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Old 10-11-2013, 10:01 PM   #2
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My 2012 has done this since day one. 18k miles later I have no issues. I hear it's common.

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Old 10-12-2013, 12:23 AM   #3
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yes but not daily --we will see what it does at 20 below in January
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Old 10-12-2013, 03:41 AM   #4
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I think they all do a little it because where and how the oil filter sits on the engine. The longer it sits and the colder it gets the more it will tick. A shipmate just got a leftover 2013 and that's what the dealership told him when he complained about it. The good news for him is it doesn't get cold in San Diego.
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Old 10-12-2013, 05:36 AM   #5
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I test drove a couple of 2013s before buying ours. Some ticked really loud, some didn't. Ours isn't a daily driver, so I expected to hear a similar tick after it sits for the week. Haven't heard it at all yet, and I've got a very early built 2013, without the AC head.
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Old 10-12-2013, 09:43 AM   #6
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Mine ticks every once in a while, doesn't mater what tempuriture. It only lasts for 2-5 seconds so I'm not concerned. My '00 Grand Am ticked a lot (lifters on startup 5-15 seconds) it ran like a champ til I traded it for my Jeep.
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Old 10-12-2013, 09:57 AM   #7
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I bought a 2013 unlimited rubi in March. I have just over 15,000 miles, and I never have had the ticking everyone was having with the earlier 3.6L models. Besides the water pump I haven't had any other issues.

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