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Ram-girl 01-29-2013 11:13 PM

Ticking sound with cold start
I have a 2004 dodge ram 1500 that has a loud ticking noise with a cold start but stops with acceleration. I had the oil changed but it still does it. It seems like it is getting louder. Has anyone else had this problem? Does anyone else know know what is causing this? Please help.

02Kingstonram 01-30-2013 09:55 AM

Ram-girl I assume you have the 4.7 L. What kind of oil did you put in? Believe it or not I had the same noise. which I suspected was a lifter. I changed out my -drive-by-oil change-
and put in Amsoil. I wasn't a believer in there claims however my tick tick is gone. Must have been just some gunk on the lifter. Apparently the 4.7 are notorious for sludge and gunk!!

Ram-girl 01-31-2013 05:33 PM

I had castrol 5w30 put in it, and yes it is a 4.7L

02Kingstonram 02-01-2013 09:23 PM

Not a promoter, however
I had a tick the same as you describe, it could be many things. I got rid of mine changing my oil with Amsoil and their long mileage filter. My noise is gone, but again there are lots of things that could be causing yours. Funny I spilt some oil on my wood top bench that was black from god knows what, dirt, paint, etc. when I wiped up the oil the wood was like new. Just a coincidence. Anyway I am trying this product and seems to be working for me.

02Kingstonram 02-01-2013 09:25 PM

Are you using synthetic?
You didn't say if your Castrol was synthetic.

Ram-girl 02-03-2013 04:54 PM

It was not synthetic. Would synthetic make the tick stop?

Ramguy65 02-03-2013 05:38 PM

You might want to check your manifold as well. Mine is an 09 and they had issues with the bolts breaking. It caused a very loud ticking sound on cold start ups.

TankGod78 02-05-2013 11:16 AM

I also have a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 quadcab. I have the same ticking noise. But once the engine heats up it goes away. But after reading this thread, I am going to try Amsoil for sure.

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