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1997 dodge 1500 V6 Magnum with a rattle in or near cataletich con

The vehicle will not rattle when you are accelerating, but when it idles or is slowing down it will rattle. It doesn't seem to be affecting the engine, but we do want to find out what the problem is.

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  • bflax Nov 20, 2008

    The rattle seems to be coming more from the back of the engine closer to the exhaust. I had someone else tell me it might be the catalitic convertor.

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    99 dodge ram 150 v6 magnum.... sounds like a diesel... it ticks .. but has good oil pressure and doesnt use oil....been told it may be lifters????

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Sounds like the timing chain...there is a tsb on the subject ...you need to replace the chain and install the tensioner from the tsb...the number for it is tsb 9-07-97. you may need to get the parts from the dealer because they may not be available aftermarket

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  • Russell Bailey Nov 20, 2008

    hat is a possibility also....the convertor is right under the passenger side door...you may be able to lay on the ground and get a long screw driver and hear the convertor

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