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1998 dodge dakota sport, valve adjustment? tapping sound from engine

Still runs the same, oil level is good but tapping sound very noticeable

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SOURCE: Tapping Noise at idle 1994 Dodge Dakota 3.9L 5 speed manual

for v-6....3.9L

These engines are equipped with hydraulic lash adjusters designed to maintain zero lash at all times.

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you have a ROD knock,,,,the oil level can be good and compression can be good,but the bearing on the rod to crank is shot and now has too much play and is causing excessive play and noise,soon the rod will come out the block and seize the engine,,if its knocking that loud then its too late to fix it,,your gonna have to replace the engine really soon,,,sorry but its normal of the dohc engine to do this usually between 90 to 130k miles they let loose but the single cam dont have this issue

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i'm assuming that you are talking about the firing order; for 1998 Dodge Dakota 2WD 2.5 liter L4 VIN "P"...


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