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Old 02-20-2010, 08:25 AM
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Exclamation Engine Ticking Sound In Cold Temperatures

SUBJECT: RAPID RESPONSE TRANSMITTAL / SERVICE ACTION #10-009

Engine Ticking Sound In Cold Temperatures

INVOLVED VEHICLES:
2009 (DC) Ram Truck (3500 Chassis Cab) (Includes International Markets)

2009 (DH) Ram Truck (1500/2500 Pick Up) (Includes International Markets)
2009 (DS) Ram Truck (1500) (Includes International Markets)
2009 (DX) Ram Truck (Mexico) (Includes International Markets)

NOTE: This Service Action affects both sold and unsold vehicles.

DISCUSSION:
A number of models built before August 14, 2009 (MDH 0814XX) equipped with a 5.7L
engine (Sales code EZC or EZD or EZH) may have been built with an engine that may
emit a ticking sound heard at start-up in cold ambient temperatures. This sound could
be less noticeable as the engine warms to normal operating temperature. This condition may be caused by broken or loose manifold bolts for cylinders # 7 and # 8.
Dealers are required to replace both sets of exhaust manifold bolts for cylinders # 7 and # 8 with new stainless steel higher strength bolts.

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Old 02-20-2010, 08:58 AM
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Wow finally there's an official answer to the ticking question. I remember one of the members a while back had videos of the ticking on his truck and he wasn't getting anywhere finding out the reason. I wonder if he's still on the site.

Once again, thanks for the great information Randy.
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:02 AM
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I was wondering the same thing myself. They just released this one 2 days ago.
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Thanks Randy . Good info there .
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Thanks, Randy.

This is just for 2009 trucks, eh? Darn...my 2007 ticks a lot!
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Glad to have ya on here Randy, getting us all the inside scoop.
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I have noticed some ticking noises, (not too loud,) at start up. it doesn't really get below 32F here much.
i hope that i don't have that problem, the dealership has pulled my intake once already & replaced the short runner valve, think that is when my radiator got damaged, it was replaced after i.. err b*tched about it

i see mine is:
body model code DS1H41
engine EZD 5.7 V8 HEMI MDS VVT
transmission DGQ 5-spd automatic 545RFE
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where do you look for this info:
(I know my build date was Oct '08)

don't know hwat the DH, DS or DX is


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2009 (DS) Ram Truck (1500) (Includes International Markets)
2009 (DX) Ram Truck (Mexico) (Includes International Markets)


where do you find the sales code?

A number of models built before August 14, 2009 (MDH 0814XX) equipped with a 5.7L
engine (Sales code EZC or EZD or EZH)
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WOW, thanks again, Randy! We appreciate you and your knowledge/insight!
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LadyRam, i found the information on my window sticker, they had put it in my glove compartment, when they detailed it at the dealer & I asked the parts dept. to print out exactly what i had on the trucks build sheet

what i have not been able to figure out is, on the window sticker it reads
Engine: 5.7-Liter V8 HEMI(R) MDS VCT Engine but on the print out that i got from the parts counter, it reads
Engine: EZD 5.7L V8 HEMI MDS VVT Engine, seems crazy to me
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