WHATS THE TICKING IN MY ENGINE?

  • Tiny
  • STEPHMEJIA
  • 2003 Dodge Ram
  • 132,012 miles

I bought a used (2003 dodge ram 1500 quad cab 4.7 engine) yesterday and I have noticed a ticking noise. I have read about it being a "LIFTER OR/AND ROCKET ARM? I need advice what could it be?

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Saturday, March 24th, 2012 AT 9:05 AM

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  • rasmataz
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Check the oil pressure with a mechanical gauge if okay-this is when you use a doctor's ear on the valve cover and listen for a ticking, tapping and clattering noises indicating a valve lifter/rocker arm problems

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Saturday, March 24th, 2012 AT 12:06 PM
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So is it hard to do? Could it be explained or does it have to be done by a mechanic?

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Saturday, March 24th, 2012 AT 2:31 PM
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Best just have it checked by a competent technician

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Saturday, March 24th, 2012 AT 8:03 PM

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