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Old 10-03-2010, 06:21 PM
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Hello everyone, hope I'm doing this correct. I have a 1998 ram 2500 with a V 10 and 143000 miles. The engine just developed a miss and strange pinging noise. Anyhow I narrowed it down and pulled the right valve cover off. 3rd cylinder back had a broken rocker are bolt on one of the valves, so the rocker arm was just floating there. The push rod was gone, thats right gone. I assume it fell into the valley under the intake. The other rocker arm was in place but the push rod was bent. Before I did this, I checked the compression and had about 110 on all 10. I can move the valves up and down and they seem to move freely.
Anyone have any ideas why this happened. I think the rocker arm bolt just broke and went from there.
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Old 10-03-2010, 06:26 PM
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Welcome to the Z. Sounds like you might have gotten lucky with just a broken bolt. But I'd suggest finding that missing rod before running the motor again. Also replace the bent rod too.

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Hello John and welcome to the forum, glad to have you! Unfortunately, I don't have an answer to your question, but others here will, so stay tuned! Good luck with it and be sure to keep us posted! Lots of great people and info here so someone should be along shortly who can help, and in the meantime, I hope you enjoy the site!

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Old 10-03-2010, 06:42 PM
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Thanks, hope I'm lucky. I think the only way to find the missing pushrod is to pull the intake. Do you have any idea what that valley is like under the intake. The push rod might not interfear with anything. I'm just thinking this because nothing comes off that motor easy.
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As with all posts from folks asking how things go together on their Rams, I suggest getting a Chilton's or other service manual. They can usually be found at the local parts store.
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