4.7L Valvetrain noise - DodgeTalk : Dodge Car Forums, Dodge Truck Forums and Ram Forums

Closed Thread
Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 07-22-2007, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Pottstown
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
4.7L Valvetrain noise

My '02 Ram 1500 4.7L has a horrible valve tap at start-up every day. I Change my oil every 3000 miles and run 10W30 Mobil-1 full synthetic, so
I can't understand why I am having noises in my engine at 78k miles.
Has anybody else had this problem? And if so, did anyone figure out what to do to get rid of this horrible noise?
shemp0091 is offline  
Quick Reply
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 07-29-2007, 07:33 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 123
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ive had the same problem coming up lately.. anyone else ??

02 NO MORE...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

02Plainjaneram is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 07-30-2007, 07:15 PM
Registered User
pershingd's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Laquey, MO
Posts: 884
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've got the tap on start, but I've read that it can be caused by the timing chain tensioners. They bleed down or get sticky and don't do their job too well until things warm up. Since I don't have the money to tear the front of the engine off at the moment, I just put up with it.

In my younger days and older trucks, I might have tried using something like Rislone to free things up, but I haven't had the courage to try it in a newer engine. It might work, but it might not.

pershingd is offline  
Closed Thread

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to use most of our features, you must first register.
Please enter your desired User Name, your Email Address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
The registration process requires you to activate your membership by following a link in an E-Mail that will be sent to you immediately upon completing this form. You must enter a valid email address or you will not receive this activation code and you will NOT be registered. Your E-Mail address is NOT publicly available to anyone as policy.

AOL E-MAIL USERS: Please click HERE for important info pertaining to your e-mail address.

Email Address:


  • Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
    User Tag List

    Thread Tools
    Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
    Email this Page Email this Page

    Forum Jump

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    2003 stratus popping noise Ray25 2G Dodge Stratus - General Talk 6 06-19-2007 10:14 AM
    Strange noise..no idea..need help.... bigd1300 3G Dodge RAM - Drivetrain Talk 8 10-31-2006 08:13 PM
    Strange front end noise & vibration vw97ram 2G Dodge RAM - Drivetrain Talk 2 10-30-2006 05:54 PM
    engine noise track down.. HemiRam_AK 3G Dodge Ram Performance Talk 15 05-31-2006 01:12 AM
    Front end Noise Zaboss 2G Dodge RAM - General Talk 1 01-06-2005 12:41 PM

    Posting Rules  
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off

    For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome