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2001 Dodge Durango 4.7. The mechanic says that it's a "bent rocker arm and a broken valve". Should I just get another car due the problem I have?

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Try a couple of different garges ,End get a quate from them, What it will cost to have it repaired. In a situation like yours i will go to 5 or more places to see what they tell me,

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A broken valve can get expensive, may be better to get a used engine from repitable salvage yard, or look on internet. i dont know about a bent rocker arm. that sounds strange. did you pull the valve cover and see it yourself ?

Posted on Oct 28, 2012

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That engine was used in so many different models, I would suggest you check a public library for a Chilton or perhaps even a factory manual of that era. I think there would be several possible vehicles (and manuals) that would contain the specs you need.
Most larger llibraries have them or can get them in through their system.

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Stuck Valve.Or just about ready to stick.

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Second hand head from wreckers & new headgasket is probably cheapest way, or just pull yours off & replace bent valves & refit, shouldn't cost more than a few hundred if you can do it yourself. Would bbe worth the price of a new manual if you're unsure how to go about it.

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sounds like you have a loose lifter. you have to adjust them by taking off the valve cover and start on one side loosen till you hear it ticking then tighten just enough till it stops one by one you have to have the moter running to do it this way its a messy deal but thats the way ive always did it.if it continues to tick it may have a collapsed lifter. flushing your moter probably wont work.

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You need to check the cv joints in the front end or the u joints in the front drive shaft.If none of the above then the problem is internal in the front diff.

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