Question about 2003 Dodge Durango

1 Answer

Clicking sound from under the hood

I thought it was a tappet clattering, but it only does it sometimes, mainly when it is cold right out of the garage. When the car sits in the sun all day at work, no noise on the way home. My brother says it is not mechanical, but sounds more like the tach cable. I can sit an rev the negine and nothing, no noise at all, but as soon the the car is moving you hear it. Is it the cale? How do I fix/replace it?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 49 Answers

Sound like a tack or speed-o cable. you will have to buy the cable first to see how it looks; that will help you see how to replace it.

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Tappet gap on 1.6 2003 vtec civic


The firing order is 1-3-4-2. The gap is listed on the emission information sticker under the hood. This sticker will have lots of info which includes valve lash. It will be listed in millimeters, example: 0.22 +/- .02mm. Some feeler gauges list both standard and mm measurements, otherwise a conversion can be found without much trouble. This procedure should be done while the engine is cold to get the best results.

Feb 18, 2015 | 2003 Honda Civic

1 Answer

97 elantra 1800 sounds like tappet noise only once engine warms up


sounds like a tappet,could be a ping caused by low grade of gas. hows the oil pressure. sometimes when oil pump is weak it will cause this when car warms up. will also do this if car is overheating...hope this helps some and good luck.

Aug 13, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Engine knocks when cold


is this even in summer time, or has this just started occuring since winter got here... if its since winter got here, its perfectly normal to hear the valves clatter when the engine is cold.... if it knocks in summer time also, you have something a little more serious goin on, could be rods, could be the mains, could be both rod and main bearings, lifters, scarred cam... but being this new of a vehicle, id say its just a clatter from the lifters being in cold weather.. hope this eases your mind a little

Dec 07, 2010 | 2010 Nissan Rogue

2 Answers

Is it necessary to replace valve lifter or can you adjust lash to reduce clatter on dakota v-8


hydraulics lifters you must replace as they will wear out.

solid tappet lifters can just be adjusted for. Unless you have some custom old engine in yours I'd imagine yours is the first.

You might also try running some pennzoil or quaker state oil to reduce clatter. They're wax based and will often do wonders for semi-clogging the right areas while keeping the other places open. Great for hi mileage motors.

Aug 13, 2010 | 1999 Dodge Ram

1 Answer

I have a 2004 Civic (automatic) that makes a clicking/rattling sound when I'm idling. Goes away when I shift to Park from Drive. Any ideas what this might be from? At first I thought it was the fan/a/c,...


Clean air and fuel filter. Check the spark plugs for corrosion or debris.
If the above does not eliminate the problem, I suspect that the tappets need to be replaced.
Tappets are located above the piston and can wear out if air filter is damaged. Even a slight edge wear can make the car rattle in idle mode.
Even if only one tappet is faulty, all have to be replaced. Usually the cost is mainly of the parts; service costs are only a small fraction. Visit your local repair service.

Oct 20, 2009 | 2004 Honda Civic

1 Answer

?tappet noise on 2000 996 cab - on run off in 3rd or 4th


YOU SHOULD TRY A NEW OIL FILTER AND USE SYNTHETIC OIL AND SEE HOW THAT GOES

Sep 10, 2009 | 1999 Porsche Boxster

5 Answers

1995 isuzu Rodeo engine noise


valve guides worn and tappet adjustment required, can check tappet adjustment first to see slightly better before removing heads and getting valve guides repaired/replaced on heads common problem
if raise revs to 1500-2000rpm and hold does clatter come and go come and go (valve guides) if there all the time tappet clearance issue
if there only under load (1st rev up) for a couple of times then stops possible big end bearing
all these are common for this engine

Mar 06, 2009 | 1991 Isuzu Rodeo

1 Answer

Ticking sound from engine compartment


From what you're saying, it sounds like the lifters are tapping, almost like a clicking if i'm correct. Go to Advance Auto Parts, and buy some Seafoam in a can, you can pour some directly into your oil, and the noise should sieze. Also pour some in your gas, it really helps the engine. If you ask the cashier, they will take you right to it.

Jan 30, 2009 | 1998 Honda Civic

1 Answer

Sound from under the hood


Trace the source of the sound and see if its hooked into the fuel lines as it sure sounds like a pump but it could be your tappets too.If you could find the noise and provide a little more info it would be a more accurate answer

Jul 25, 2008 | 1981 Ford F 100

Not finding what you are looking for?
2003 Dodge Durango Logo

Related Topics:

84 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dodge Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60667 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21936 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6811 Answers

Are you a Dodge Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...