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It's definitely possible, but you should probably get a second opinion and don't tell the next mechanic what the previous one said. If it's a rod, you might be able to just use a higher viscosity oil and get a few more miles out of it. On the other hand, if it's a cracked piston or if the rod is bad enough, you'll need to rebuild the engine before it gets worse and permanently damages the crank or block.

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Q: Your car is making a ticking noise around the engine you had it checked out but the only thing that they said it could be is either a rod or either a cracked piston?
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