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Old 02-07-2012, 08:07 PM
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Default Ticking when cold, in "gear".

Hey, just wanted to run this by you guys-

My 2011 Hemi has just over 11,000 miles and when I first start it in the morning and put it in gear I can hear a tick from underneath the truck.

When I first start it when it's cold and in park, besides the higher RPM's, the engine is quiet, not even any "Hemi tick". I will get the ticking as soon as I put her in gear. It will quiet right down after I drive about a hundred yards. If I let it warm up for five minutes, no ticking sound when I put it in gear.

My previous truck was a diesel, and for those first hundred yards before it quiets down, it almost sounds like diesel clatter.

I've been thinking exhaust manifold issues, but there is no noise when engine is cold and in park. To me, if were exhaust manifold issues, I'd be able to hear it at start up?? Maybe not.

BTW, truck is bone stock out of the box from factory.

Thanks guys!
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