Dodge has been no help with the issue and there is no recall, service bulletin or other information on this problem. I am getting kind of worried because of the complaints I am seeing on the internet about the 4. I did contact the Dodge dealer and they also told me that this sound was normal. Common issue with this engine and model year. Everyone teases me that it takes a licking and keeps on ticking with that many miles on the clock.
I would be interested to hear if anyone has success with the 6. Or extend the powertrain warranty to 83,000 miles which will prove to me that the valve springs have and will last for more than 42,318 miles. Try using a stethoscope to narrow down where the ticking noise is loudest. It mainly knocked when engine was warmed up and idling. Will going to a heavier weight get rid of this problem? With luck you can just change out the lifters and bee in good shape with the engine power too. The engines need to be recalled because there are alot of people having the same problems. They said that the rocker arm fell out of the engine block?! The dealership has yet to come up with a solution.
Fought with dealer a dozen times or more! Can you suggest where to start and how to pin point the leak. Seems to run pretty good for 11800 miles but I find myself wandering under the truck more often to see if I thought it has gotten louder. I do not want to have the same trouble. Soak everything with penetrant, loosen the bolts a few turns and try hitting right on the bolt heads. Dodge told the shop this was a common problem with this engine and that they were well aware of the problem however they were not sure of the cause, they thought maybe it was an oil pressure problem bout there was no recall at this time.
Jun 19, 2011 Hopefully all you are hearing are poor valve lifters. Have had it into the dealer on a couple of other occasions since. Being a retired police detective the first thing I did was to check to see if the factory floor mat had dislodged and jammed into the pedals but it was properly hooked in place. The 'ticking' is the sound of the valve being hit by the push rod, which is being pushed by the lifter. I would tap the gas pedal while holding the brake down, then when it was clear I would drive as normal no more problems.
I am an ase master tech. What happens is that the lifter loses its pressure when the engine is not running, because there is some wear. The ticking noise may well be a lifter even though none of them appear to be collapsed as the spring inside them will keep the lifter expanded but isnt' strong enough to keep them from being noisy when the lifter can no longer keep oil under pressure trapped inside. They wont do anything at this time. Allow 5 minutes to stabilize oil level, check dipstick.
I have the ticking noise sometimes its louder than others. Broken bolts on both sides repaced. There are several instructional videos on youtube for that. I was wondering if I was going to have the motor overhauled. The technical cause is thought to be the somewhat horizontal positioning of the hydraulic roller tappets valve lifters in the engine block.
I wasn't far from home while driving it, and I can hear the piston hitting the valve! The problem has gone away and 6. The valve lifters in the engine are hydraulic, and are pressurized by the engine's oil pump. When replacing the bolt and the manifold is off the engine check the manifold with a straight edge to be sure the manifold is not warped. He changed it and called and said it had a tic in 8 cylinder. I rarely drive it, the other day i started it up and it had a really loud tapping noise and it would increase when ever i stepped on the throttle. Has been in shop 13 days 3 visits in last 4 weeks.
The internal plunger can leak or get stuck causing excessive valve clearance, and the noise. . I have a 2005 Dodge Daytona the ticking. Also had right inner tie rod go out once and is doing so again. The vehicle was not repaired. The first few seconds the cold oil will be thicker and if it is a lifter problem, the oil will cushion the noise temporarily until it warms.
You would need to remove the valve cover to do this. I call the dealer to find out what's going on, and they said the data was inconclusive. They could have more specific info on the lifter tick. My '07 Jeep Commander Hemi sounds like a damn yard sprinkler! I used full synthetic oil until 140k miles. It was a factory call back, problems with soft cams. I have a '07 ram 1500 5. They would tell me that if I didn't get these other services preformed that it would void out my warranty.