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Ticking lifters my lifters on my 2005 dodge caravan tick when my engine gets warm hardly when its wcold what could it be

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  • smmitchell6 Apr 14, 2009

    yes it seems to but once it gets into second gear it starts to go away or maybe i just cant hear it any more

  • smmitchell6 Apr 14, 2009

    so iwill try to explain what it does. i changed the oil because it was ticking and still no change. you can barely hear it at idle in park but when i give it gas you can hear it pretty well between 1200 and 2700 rpms then it mellows out pretty much so i put it in reverse and gave it gas and you cant hardly hear anything and this is all after its already warm. so i took it out and you can hear it distinctly as you accel. louder at 2500 to 4500 rpms once it shifts you really cant hear it any more untill you stop then you can pretty good i got told by a friend that my lifters or lifter could have ran dry or is out of adjustment im not scared of working on my own vehicles i do it all the time i just dont want to tear int something if you guys dont think that is the problem thanx sam

  • chryslerpro May 11, 2010

    Does it do it more at idle or under load?

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I've seen 2 things that cause a noise like this in those vans. The first has nothing to do with the lifters, but the exhaust. The exhaust manifold to head bolts will back out a bit and make noise. The first time I heard it, I swore up and down it was lifters and tore the whole motor apart to find out there was nothing wrong with them. When I say I tore the whole motor apart I mean like, the freakin heads have to come off. This is easy to check when it's cold. Just go around to all the bolts with a little ratchet or something and see if they need to be snugged up. There is no exhaust manifold gaskets on that motor so if they're loose, once you tighten them they're fixed. Also check the manifold to manifold crossover pipe above the transmission. Normally this is louder than a lifter tap, but you never know. Just feel around it for hot air while it's running. The second cause that I know of for this noise is the camshaft. The lobes become pitted and as the rollers on the lifters go across the damaged area, it makes noise. If this is the case you get Kit A (thats a short block). According to chrysler, the camshaft is not a srviceable part in the 3.3 and 3.8L engines. You can check for this by removing the upper and lower intake manifolds and peeking down between the heads as you have someone slowly crank the motor over by hand. You should be able to catch a glimpse of the lobes through some of the broken lookin' holes in the block (maybe). I doubt that it's actually a lifter. There's no adjustment on chrysler 3.3 and 3.8L's and in 10 years I've never seen ONE that was bad. If it were mine, I'd check for ehaust leaks and if I don't find any I'd turn the radio up. As far as I can tell there aren't any side effects of the pitted camshaft other than noise besides the 1 I saw that casued a misfire.

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