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Old 10-08-2012, 01:25 PM
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Anyone hear a tick in the engine thats not the "hemi tick" When I start the Ram I hear it pretty loud. After awhile it goes away sorta. I Didnt notice it until I changed the oil to synthetic.
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Anyone hear a tick in the engine thats not the "hemi tick" When I start the Ram I hear it pretty loud. After awhile it goes away sorta. I Didnt notice it until I changed the oil to synthetic.
Mine sounds like diesel clatter.

I just bought it a little over a month ago so I really don't know what oil is in it. I'm hoping it's just a normal sound.
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As the weather gets chillier, the HEMI tick seems to get louder, but generally goes away after about 15 seconds or so

I switched over to Mobile 1 Synthetic motor oil & a WIX oil filter right after our so called Winter
It seems to be much quieter now. I am sort of waiting for December & January to come around, to see if the loud ticking comes back
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i WISH THAT WAS TRUE HERE I LIVE IN SO FL IT BEEN 90ISH SINCE THE OIL CHANGE
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You probably have a broken exhaust manifold stud around the # 7 and/or #8 cylinders which causes a ticking noise on cold start up. This is a common issue and typically goes away as the engine warms up. The fix is to remove the broken stud(s) from the head and replace them. It's not a difficult task and the studs rarely seize in the head itself.
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thanks kinda what it sounds like, is it a warranty issue?
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thanks kinda what it sounds like, is it a warranty issue?
Mine does this too, how do you get at the actual manifold. I tried to see if I had any broken studs however there is a metal shield over the whole thing. What is the easiest way to inspect this myself ?
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The easiest way is to take off a wheel and the inner fender wells out. The studs can appear to be in one piece because of the heat shield which bolts directly to the broken stud, so grab the shield by the corners and attempt to pull it out. If the shield pulls away from the stud, then you've found your problem.
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