Exhaust leak

Tiny
SHIRLEYS
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  • 1997 DODGE RAM
  • 5.2L
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 160 MILES
I have replaced both sides of the header gaskets it has dual exhaust, and it ran well but just a couple of weeks ago it started making a tapping or clicking noise and I
can smell exhaust but I can't find were its coming from.
do you have any suggestions on where to start looking?
thanks, Shirley
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Monday, November 22nd, 2021 AT 10:37 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

The Hemi engines are known to have a tick resulting from a leaking exhaust manifold. You mentioned "headers". Has the OEM system been modified?

The first place I would inspect is the exhaust manifolds. They are a common issue. Also, try to take note of where it seems loudest. For example, it is from the front of the vehicle, near the driver's door, and so on.

If it is loud enough for you to record and upload for me to hear, that could be very helpful. Also, let me know if there have been modifications.

Take care,

Joe
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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 AT 7:43 PM

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