Excessive valve train noise on Dodge D150

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The engine may develop a rattling or lifter type noise from the timing cover area. It may also exhibit a more general valve train noise. Our technicians tell us that a revised timing chain, sprockets, and tensioner are available which may correct this concern.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 140,000 (130,000–150,000)
Engine affected: 3.9L V6
3 model years affected: 1990, 1992, 1993
5 people reported this problem
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Constantly ticking
Rattling starts when accelerating and stops when speeds level out and is louder after temperature increase either from climate change or motor infused heat due to longer run times