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I bought a 2012 Dodge1500 Hemi from a used auto dealership three weeks ago. One day later I noticed a ticking from the engine. I live several hours from the dealership so I took it to a local repair shop. I was told I had a drivers side exhaust manifold leak but that the ticking was coming from deeper in the engine so unrelated. I have a 30 day warranty so I drove 3 hours to have the truck fixed. The owner is now saying that all hemi engines tick and will not fix the exhaust or check further. He said no check engine light no problem. I do Not think this makes sense.. Thoughts?
 

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Its sounds like camshaft(irregular lobe wear)issue. It does happen to quite a bit of them(i could also be way off, as i haven't heard the specific noise you hear). As far as i know, it won't trigger CEL(not an expert). If it is in fact the cam, also change timing belt.
 

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Its sounds like camshaft(irregular lobe wear)issue. It does happen to quite a bit of them(i could also be way off, as i haven't heard the specific noise you hear). As far as i know, it won't trigger CEL(not an expert). If it is in fact the cam, also change timing belt.
That is what I’m worried about. If the camshaft is worn and not fixed do I risk blowing the engine? Thanks for your comments!
 

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That is what I’m worried about. If the camshaft is worn and not fixed do I risk blowing the engine? Thanks for your comments!
 

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Only if the timing goes will engine blow. Having worn cam will just make it run bad. Any decent mechanic, should be able to diag in a few minutes. As for labor and cost. Call some places and get an estimate. If the place you bought it from, really doesn't wanna fix it. Check you local laws, maybe it you mention civil action or a report to the BBB, will change their mind. Overall its not a super complex fix.
 

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Only if the timing goes will engine blow. Having worn cam will just make it run bad. Any decent mechanic, should be able to diag in a few minutes. As for labor and cost. Call some places and get an estimate. If the place you bought it from, really doesn't wanna fix it. Check you local laws, maybe it you mention civil action or a report to the BBB, will change their mind. Overall its not a super complex fix.

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I have a 2012 Ram R/T with 76,000 miles and the same thing, bought it and a month later the ticking noise started.
I don't have a check engine, but I'm ready to take it to a mechanic.
Does the noise starts after the truck warms up ?
Mines does it after the engine is hot. It won't do it when is cold.
 

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I have a 2012 Ram R/T with 76,000 miles and the same thing, bought it and a month later the ticking noise started.
I don't have a check engine, but I'm ready to take it to a mechanic.
Does the noise starts after the truck warms up ?
Mines does it after the engine is hot. It won't do it when is cold.
Hi @Herwing_R/T - If you are not able to determine a solution based on suggestions from fellow forum members and you decide to address this with your Ram dealer, please do not hesitate to follow up with us via private message. We would be more than happy to get you set up with a specialist for an additional layer of support for the dealer process.

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I bought a 2012 Dodge1500 Hemi from a used auto dealership three weeks ago. One day later I noticed a ticking from the engine. I live several hours from the dealership so I took it to a local repair shop. I was told I had a drivers side exhaust manifold leak but that the ticking was coming from deeper in the engine so unrelated. I have a 30 day warranty so I drove 3 hours to have the truck fixed. The owner is now saying that all hemi engines tick and will not fix the exhaust or check further. He said no check engine light no problem. I do Not think this makes sense.. Thoughts?
Hello, I have 2010 Ram and I had the very same thing and noise. First the ticking and then one day I decided to quickly accelerate and that did it. I got a #5 cylinder misfire. Have had 3 shops look at it and all said same thing, bad lifters and camshaft. The issue is the lifters are bad design and they eventually destroy the lobes on the cam.
This engine has a long history of this particular problem and Dodge knows it, (2009-2016) have the issue, it until 2017 did they fix the issue. New lubrication design.
It will eventual will happen, and hopefully your not too far from home......btw, the cost is somewhere in the ballpark of $3500-$4000 to replace cam and lifters.
Hope this helps
 
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