I realize it’s in the middle of great night in CA so I don’t expect a response anytime soon;-)
Drv was set to 1.578v volts. Adjusted to 0.602 volts. All the other steppers are set to .7 volts (I did not adjust x,y,z).
It ticks more frequently now. Upon visual, I can see the extruder motor trying to go backwards a step during the “tick”.