Ticking Type Noise From Exhaust Manifold Area on Dodge Dakota

Exhaust manifold bolts commonly break, exhaust manifold gaskets should be replaced and replace bolts as needed.

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Average mileage: 101,029 (10,000–220,000)
Exhaust & Emissions affected: 4.7L V8
13 model years affected: 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
85 people reported this problem
37 people shared problem details
2001 Dodge Dakota110,000
I heard a ticking in the engine and after closely looking at it, I discovered that the bolts had broke off. So I just carefully removed them and replaced them myself. Not a big deal.
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2006 Dodge Dakota65,000
truck made a loud ticking sound when starting it up and then would only hear it when hitting the gas peddal...found out it was the manifold...found out there was two sides (driver and passenger side) and that it was going to cost me close to 300 bucks to fix! GREAT!!!!
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2006 Dodge Dakota55,000
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2003 Dodge Dakota180,000
runs awesome except them two rear bolts snapping off it is a serious health hazard
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2005 Dodge Dakota62,250
same problem with exhaust manifold bolts breaking needed repair is 800+ why wont dodge warrenty this problem?
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1997 Dodge Dakota220,000
Bolts broke off manifolds replaced them and it did it again!
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2002 Dodge Dakota141,000
maifold bolts o noth sides are rusted and about to snap. The gasket on the LH needs to be replaced to stop exhaust leak. Valves could possibly become warped from issue
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2006 Dodge Dakota45,000
I replace the bolt ,and the gasket
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2006 Dodge Dakota180,556
Exhaust manifold bolts have broke off both sides in the last 6 months
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2 Exhaust Manifold bolt broke, paid $ to have it fixed. Now other side broke bolts, possible law suit. roger teters
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2002 Dodge Dakota100,000
haven't fixed it yet - the bolt broke off. This should be considered a recall due to the possibility of exhaust fumes entering the cab (health hazzard). One part is cast iron, and the other is aluminum - no wonder they don't expand and contract at same rate.....
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2006 Dodge Dakota105,000
broken exhaust manafold bolts
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2003 Dodge Dakota83,000
Manifold broken bolts. Not fixed yet
2004 Dodge Dakota100,000
Rear two exhaust manifold bolts (studs originally for heat shield mounting)sheared, so I replaced them with harder bolts, but upon torquing the block threads stripped and now will not tighten. I plan on installing helicoil(s), and hopefully that will be the end of that issue.
2004 Dodge Dakota34,000
Broken exhaust manifold bolt. I called the dealer and told them I HAD A LEAKING EXHAUST DONUT. WITH OUT LOOKING AT THE TRUCK THE GUY TOLD ME IT WAS A BROKEN EXHAUST MANIFOLD BOLT. I said how can you tell with out looking at it first, He said they all break, Then he told me not covered under warranty. The warranty does not cover fastener.
Seems to go away after truck warms up. Most noisy during cold weather.
2004 Dodge Dakota135,000
Engine tick at start-up and acceleration. Bolt heads broke. Same as all the other descriptions
2005 Dodge Dakota107,000
engine ticks during at cold start up, and during acceleration. then slowly goes away.
2005 Dodge Dakota109,000
replace gasket and bolts.
2001 Dodge Dakota140,000
Broken manifold bolt pass. Side rear lower. Est. of $600. + to repair. Remove exhaust manifold, machine, replace gasket and replace
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