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Old 06-03-2012, 08:46 AM
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I have only had my 09 for 2 months now and just strated to here the ticking. Will be taking it in on Tue to get it fixed.
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So after reading all the posts everyone has put on here I am very confused about my truck. My truck has had the ticking noise going on about 2 weeks now. I bought my truck used. The last time I had it to the actual dodge dealership where I live was to have the tire valve stems replaced because they had a recall on them. They replaced them with the new style. At that time the lady that worked in the service dept told me I was lucky because my warranty ran out in january. I bought an extended warranty through the dealership where I purchased the truck. So what I am getting at is, if I take my truck to the actual dodge dealership will it be covered, or no? If the exhaust manifold bolts are a recall, shouldn't it be free of charge anyways, since it's a recall? Any information would be much appreciated!

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Hello everyone, I don't mean to be a pain on this thread. I have some new information that may be helpful to all. I called my local dodge dealership today where I live. Sheets Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge. I spoke to a lady in the service department and she was very nice about this topic. She asked for the vin number on my truck and I gave it to her. She told me that my factory warranty had expired on January 17th of this year. Luckily I bought and extended warranty when I purchased the truck from a different dealership and it will be covered. I told her that my truck was making a ticking or pecking noise at initial start up and after the motor warmed up that the noise went away. Right away she made a comment about the exhaust manifold bolts being broken specifically at the head of the bolt. I asked her if it was a recall and she said that they had not received any information about a recall on this but that several other people who owned 2009 Dodge Rams were experiencing the same problem. Not only this but she also told me that most of them that she had seen in the garage were broken off at the number 7 and number 8 cylinders. So I have an appointment to get this fixed on June 25th and they will replacing all the bolts with the new style under my extended warranty. I do have to pay a 100.00 deductible but I can live with that. Hope this is help to any or all of you!

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I had the 2 Intake bolts replaced as per the TSB
back when the TSB was issued, the 2 bolts were not available, each dealership was receiving 2 sets of the bolts per month.
I was going to be driving over 7,000 miles on vacation & i pushed the Service Writer to get it fixed before then. He ended up calling Dodge for the bolts dimensions & found out that were GRADE 8 bolts. They went to an outside vendor & bought them, then they were installed.

About a year later, one of my Exhaust manifolds cracked, which made a hell of a ticking noise, it was replaced under Warranty

Even though i have the Lifetime Drive Train Warranty & the Factory Power Train Warranty, I went & bought the Lifetime Maximum Care Warranty with the $100 deductible

I was told to COMBINE problems if it is possible
like my broken hard plastic seat piece that has the seat controls in it, would cost $100 to install
if something else were to break, that would also cost $100
If both problems were taken care of at the same visit, it would only cost me $100, not $200
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Have had ticking going on for 2 weeks now... Just got louder yesterday. Called dealer and no warranty that covers manifold replacement and since I'm the second owner of this truck I'm stuck paying out of pocket. Like post is titled " not happy"
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I just had this problem as well on my '09. I heard the tick and it went away when the engine got warm.

I knew this was an exhaust manifold leak since I drove a '91 Eclipse with a broken bolt. You think the tick is loud on these then you should hear it on a turbo motor where the turbo forces more gasses through the leak.

I was doing a brake job and while I had it up I pulled the plastic splash guard to see if it was just loose. I found that the far back right hand stud had snapped of (thankfully) flush with the manifold, leaving about 3/4 an inch sticking out of the head.

I drove it like this for a few months and you can see where the gasses were escaping. Maybe if I drove it more like that it would eventually clogged itself with soot deposits.


I went to the dealership I normally use and they said it wasn't covered by the federal emissions warranty. I'm out of the 36/36 and bought it used, so that's all I have on warranty. I was betting on nothing major happening and so far I'm saving money. This is the only problem I've had that I couldn't get fixed by a recall or the federal warranty.

So I ordered a new gasket and a new bolt from the dealer. I didn't know about the upgraded stud, and the stud I got from the dealer doesn't look like it's stainless so I may be doing this again soon. I wish they would've known about it.

Here's the old stud next to the one I got from the dealer:


All told it cost me less than $14 in parts and about an 1.5 hours in labor. Pulling it out was easy and took all of 2 minutes with a pair of vice grips. I'm really thinking about swapping out the bolts again with the stainless ones as I don't want to deal with using an easy out and possibly drilling into the head. Plus I can swap them now without having to pull the manifold and replace the gaskets.

I broke one of my rules when I bought this truck (buying the first production year for a new vehicle design, engine, or transmission) so I can't complain too much. It wasn't a terrible or expensive experience, just annoying.

Now I to convince my wife that I need headers instead of bolts....

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I just had this problem as well on my '09. I heard the tick and it went away when the engine got warm.

I knew this was an exhaust manifold leak since I drove a '91 Eclipse with a broken bolt. You think the tick is loud on these then you should hear it on a turbo motor where the turbo forces more gasses through the leak.

I was doing a brake job and while I had it up I pulled the plastic splash guard to see if it was just loose. I found that the far back right hand stud had snapped of (thankfully) flush with the manifold, leaving about 3/4 an inch sticking out of the head.

I drove it like this for a few months and you can see where the gasses were escaping. Maybe if I drove it more like that it would eventually clogged itself with soot deposits.


I went to the dealership I normally use and they said it wasn't covered by the federal emissions warranty. I'm out of the 36/36 and bought it used, so that's all I have on warranty. I was betting on nothing major happening and so far I'm saving money. This is the only problem I've had that I couldn't get fixed by a recall or the federal warranty.

So I ordered a new gasket and a new bolt from the dealer. I didn't know about the upgraded stud, and the stud I got from the dealer doesn't look like it's stainless so I may be doing this again soon. I wish they would've known about it.

Here's the old stud next to the one I got from the dealer:


All told it cost me less than $14 in parts and about an 1.5 hours in labor. Pulling it out was easy and took all of 2 minutes with a pair of vice grips. I'm really thinking about swapping out the bolts again with the stainless ones as I don't want to deal with using an easy out and possibly drilling into the head. Plus I can swap them now without having to pull the manifold and replace the gaskets.

I broke one of my rules when I bought this truck (buying the first production year for a new vehicle design, engine, or transmission) so I can't complain too much. It wasn't a terrible or expensive experience, just annoying.

Now I to convince my wife that I need headers instead of bolts....
Sounds familiar! I just bought my 2009 used, luckily the dealer gave me a 3 month 3000 mile warranty. The drivers side bolts broke and craked the header. They are replacing it all for $100. Not too bad, I can't complain. Without their warranty it would have been $450. They had to order the gasket, I'm waiting on that to get her fixed up.
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Sounds familiar! I just bought my 2009 used, luckily the dealer gave me a 3 month 3000 mile warranty. The drivers side bolts broke and craked the header. They are replacing it all for $100. Not too bad, I can't complain. Without their warranty it would have been $450. They had to order the gasket, I'm waiting on that to get her fixed up.
I honestly wish it would have cracked the manifold. Then I could've been able to justify buying headers. Well, Christmas is coming up now...
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So I ordered a new gasket and a new bolt from the dealer. I didn't know about the upgraded stud, and the stud I got from the dealer doesn't look like it's stainless so I may be doing this again soon. I wish they would've known about it.
The replacement part you installed should be the upgraded stainless piece. If you have the part number, I can check.
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The replacement part you installed should be the upgraded stainless piece. If you have the part number, I can check.
Nope, I don't have the PN. I chunked the invoice from the dealer when I finished with the install. Didn't think I'd need it after that.

I though stainless would be, well, more stainless in appearance. I know it wouldn't be polished, but that doesn't look like it at all IMO.

I guess I'll find out in a few weeks. I'll check to see if it has any surface rust. Either way, I want to do the rest of them and it's not terribly expensive to buy a 4th one and swap it out. I just hope none of them break off at the head before then.

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