Nissan 240SX

My Nissan 240SX 1990 model is ticking what could be the problem?

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2007-09-06 20:08:53
2007-09-06 20:08:53

Valve lifter could be sticking. Take the valve cover off and start the engine. You can narrow down which one it is. Might Not be sticking and just need adjusting.

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