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Ron
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10/02/2003
08:41:16

Subject: RE: Clacking sound when engine warm at idle?
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Some small points to ponder on the noise and really do not know if my insight will be helpful or not. I recently took my 1994 to the shop because it was idling rough i have 80,000 miles on it and have changed the oil reguralry since day 1 and put new plugs and wires every 25,000 miles. I was informed my compression is bad in 3 cylinders on the truck and that an overhaul is my only option for repair . I am going to double check by spending the $20 to get my own compression checker and will repost a message and let everyone know if the dodge dealerships findings were correct . Some of my sypmtoms on the truck sound just like a vehicle that needs a good tune up idles rough and a little noise that you are describing i must hear too but not as the truck is driving out everything sounds normal when i am driving down the road its when i am in the idle position ...If anyone thinks that my problem sounds bogus for this truck please let me know ...i am debating rebuilding , selling, or buying a used/ rebuilt engine to put into the truck please let me know your thoughts. And if anyone tests their compression and finds a similiar situation i'd sure love to hear form you. As dodge warranty for my truck was 7/100,000 but, they have told me that its a either or warranty and that i will have to pay all the expense from my own pocket.



Ron
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10/02/2003
08:52:10

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Darlene the fuel filter is located with the fuel pump inside the gas tank itself . it is quite costly to have it done . usually around a couple hundred bucks and usually they will suggest replacing the fuel pump too . but, i would just have it checked over first , you could be experiencing the same probs i am having with my truck or a numerous amount of other things fuel injectors or anything.



ben daily
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10/03/2003
21:37:26

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you should check the compresion your self if you know how..and the noise your experiencing is nothing more than what is called piston slap..its when the piston makes contact with the cylinder wall and makes a light double tap and sounds some what like a rattle at idol you can only hear this at idol most oises from the engine are that way..its mostly due to wear on the piston rings and they become a little loose you should get it checked out..dont take the dealerships entire word for truth because all there looking to make out of you is money...



Shank
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10/03/2003
21:49:08

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Could also be the Rod bearings. Even with a 3,000 mile Oil change using bad (Dino) oil won't stop the wear.

I'm thinking worn/loose timing chain. Much cheaper and easier to replace than the whole engine. Bad lifter possibly? Excessive play on the rockers???.... List goes on

Let us know how the compression test went & hopefully we can go from there.
Shank



ben daily
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10/05/2003
15:14:23

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"Mine makes a weird clashing noise, but only on decelleration. Anyone know what this could be?"

SPYDER...this noise is called Ridge Noise its less common than most noises but very distinct..Its from the ring striking the top of the cylinder ridge and makes a high pitched rapping or clicking noise that becomes louder at deceleration..This can be caused by new rings being put in without removing the old ridge..It can also be caused if the piston pin is very loose or if the rod has a loose or burned out bearing..



ben daily
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10/05/2003
15:20:37

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Darlene...i was wrong about the piston slap..the noise you are experiencing is called piston pin knock..its a sharp mettalic rap that can sound more like a rattle at idol or when the engine is hot..this noise can be heard in the upper most portion of the engine..this noise is caused by a worn piston pin,piston pin boss,piston pin bushing,or lack of lubrication to this part of the engine resulting in worn piston bearings...you can fix this by installing oversized pins,replacing the boss or bushings,or just replace the piston...



ben daily
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10/05/2003
15:29:10

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"The standard V-8 never rattles the
timing chain because it runs much smoother."

well no duhh CRAIG...of course the v8 is going to run smoother the crank shaft doesnt have make as far of a revolution before it fires again..just like the v10 runs smoother because of the same reason...



Jared
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10/06/2003
03:24:47

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I love this page I have allready found a bunch of neat stuff. I just bought a 93 Dakota 3.9 and just noticed the same sound. I havn't had a chance to let a buddy look at it but it sounds like the timing chain. I am not sure yet though. I will post more when I get it figured out.



ed
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1/10/2004
21:24:56

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I have 1983 dodge ram 318 and I am trying to find out what to do, I have been told it could be my lifters and to tighten down rocker arms. what do you think



Tina
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11/18/2005
14:15:52

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Hi,
I bought a used 1994 Dakota that had a new engine put in at 100,000 miles (now has approx. 234,000 miles) and it has started hesitating when I give it gas..it has gotten progressively worse...to the point sometimes at a light while ideling, it sounds as if it is going to die. Once I give it gas and open her up, she doesn't seem to hesitate and jerk as much. Is this a possible fuel line/fuel pump/fuel filter problem? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Tina



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