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Old 01-30-2012, 12:57 PM
ricksbuells ricksbuells is offline
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It's hard to diagnose without hearing it ,but can you get a mechanics stethoscope from parts america or any auto parts store and safely listen to your valve covers and try to determine if it is coming from internally. I have seen others just use a large screwdriver touching the engine in different locations with their ear to it listening for the location of the noise,but be careful of the running moving parts. The dodge is famous for the ticking sound when they first start up, does it go away after it's warmed up or is it a constant noise? If it goes away after warm up it could be a weak oil pump,they are'nt to difficult to replace.The oil guage will still read high pressure even if the oil pump is weak i have found. Let me know we have several knowledgeable people on hear that will help you keep it going. I do have a 99 360 in my garage currently undergoing a fresh rebuild ,was going to swap my 4.7 for the 5.9 but it can wait i'm in no big hurry.
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