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Old 01-10-2013, 07:36 PM
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Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Ram 1500
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I had a similar problem recently. At cold start up rocker arm actually fell off at start/idle. Had shop put rocker back on, lasted 250 miles, and happened again.Local machine shop said valve seats drop and hold valve open slightly causing rocker to fall off. Also talked to Dodge tech, and he said the valve seat issue would happen on warm engine, not cold. He advised me to replace lifters. Did this and have a very slight tick on cold start but goes away quickly. Knock on wood this has fixed my issue for now.
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