i have the same ticking upon starting , in morring kinda goes away when warm , mine starts ticking louder when I put it in gear automatic trans , I do have the life time warren, dealer tells me oh thats normal yeah right , but being as I have the life time warr I am thinking ok will just wait and see if it get's worse . I have it on record . so if it blows up they will have to fix it right ha ha guess what oh sorry warrenty doesn't cover ware and tear . right . . guess again dealer . my thinking .