Originally Posted by s20dbond
If you have a ticking noise, and it doesn't sound like a fluttering sound then it very well could be a lifter not pumping up. It would be best for you to take it to a reputable shop and get it diagnosed before you throw lots of parts at it. Just my $.02 I know how frustrating that is though.......
just clarifying, the 4.7 doesn't have lifters as it is not a pushrod engine. because of the SOCH design it has, instead, lash adjusters that act in a way, like a lifter. they are in the head, unlike lifters which are in the block. hope this helps