Of course a 11 year old car is not still under warranty. The noise you are hearing is the lifters starving for oil at startup. Change the oil and filter and make sure you are using the correct weight and a quality filter. Add 1 can of Seafoam which you can buy at most Auto Parts stores to the engine oil. Drive the car 1,000 miles and change the oil again. Add another can of Seafoam to the engine oil. This may help clean and quieten the lifters. If the noise you hear is more of a knock than a tick you may have a worn crankshaft bearing. The only cure for that is a complete engine overhaul.
Collapsed hydraulic lifter? - try a quart of mystery oil
The fuel injectors make the ticking noise you hear at startup, especially when the engine is cold (colder temperatures).
the ticking noise is a small exhaust leak close to the exhaust headers or exhaust pipe near the engine.
if ticking noise is in engine, u most likely have a worn hydraulic lifter. check oil for correct volume and viscocity
The cool water hitting your piping hot exhaust makes the metal contract (Shrink) and it makes a ticking noise.
yes, my 2000 grand prix gtp is losing power and makes ticking noise.
Most likely the ticking you are hearing is that from your solonoid. This is generally related with insufficient power from the battery.
from which part of your engine is the ticking noise coming from. if is the TOP it would most likely be lifter noise.try using a thicker oil.
My car was making this noise when I started it up. the noise went away after driving for a while. turnd out I just needed more oil.
Try to locate the ticking noise. Is it the engine? Is it ticking when you are driving? When you are sitting still? It could be as simple as a stone stuck in yoru tire, everytime it hits the road it ticks. it could be a lifter in the engine. Try to be more specific as to where and when the ticking happens.
your battery is dead