Carbon buildup at top of piston may cause noise on Dodge Durango

One the 3.9L V6 and 5.9L V8 the carbon buildup on the top of the piston is common. As the buildup increases with mileage and over time, symptoms may vary from light ticking, to ticking/hammering, to hammering/knocking noises. Fuel injector cleaner often solves the problem.

RepairPal Verified
Average mileage: 150,500 (100,000–201,000)
Engines affected: 5.2L V8, 5.9L V8
6 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003
9 people reported this problem
0 people shared problem details
Related Items:
When I am driving and come to a stop or turn into my driveway I hear a clunking noise. When the...
Two weeks ago I went out to start my car and it had a loud ticking noise that it did have the d...
just out of nowhere my truck died on me while stopping at a stoplight and started right back up but then died on me again at next stoplight but would not start. i got it home and popped the hood an...
what should i look for if i think my wheel bearings are going out?
when i press down on the brakes, it causes a bumping noise in what appear to be in the front wh...

Related Content