1996 Dodge Ram 96 Ram

Tiny
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  • 1996 DODGE RAM
Noises problem
1996 Dodge Ram V8 Automatic 107000 miles

When I start my truck up in the morning it makes a weird noise. It sounds like a rain drop in a puddle of water. Like that kind of sound. Idk if it's coming from the ac or wut. It's kinda a hard noise to explain. Only thing I can think of is a raindrop on a puddle haha
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Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 AT 8:45 AM

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Tiny
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Could it sound like running water?
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Friday, March 26th, 2010 AT 8:06 AM
Tiny
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Ehh kinda. It seriously sounds like water drips for some reason. It's only when I first start my truck. Ya kinda like water running. Kinda loud. Wut do u think?
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Friday, March 26th, 2010 AT 8:44 AM
Tiny
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To me it sounds like coolant entering the heater core. Make sure the coolant level is full and there is no air in the system. Pay attention when you hear it again. The core is between center and the passanger side under the dash. See if it sounds like that is where the sound is coming from.

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Joe
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Friday, March 26th, 2010 AT 10:40 AM
Tiny
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It sounds like it's coming from somewhere in the front of the engine compartment. I can't really hear it from inside of the truck. When I'm in front of the truck I can hear it real good. It's jus one of those noises that piss u off cuz u can't find out where it's coming from. How to u get the air outta the thing ur talking about? But it sure sounds like it's coming from the radiator area
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Friday, March 26th, 2010 AT 10:45 AM
Tiny
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Just for future reference, many have a bleeder on the thermostat housing. If they don't, with the engine running, loosten the return line from the heater core to get the air out.

However, since you don't hear it inside, but rather the outside, I understand why it is frustrating. If you see no leaks, check to see if you are hearing coolant drip into the overflow jug. Also, I don't know where you are, but have you been using the AC or defroster when this happens?

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Joe
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Friday, March 26th, 2010 AT 11:12 AM

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