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2009 Chrysler 300 Question: I have a ticking on my passager rear side around the valves of my 3.5L V6?

 

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Lonn, Boise, ID, February 28, 2013, 12:46
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I have read the rocker arms go bad in this type of motors. Do I need to buy the whole thing or can I get away with arms and shafts?

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    globalhelper February 28, 2013, 12:57
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    pull valve covers and insp,could be oil build up if not serviced on reg basis

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    Lonn, February 28, 2013, 14:40
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    Serviced regularly with synthetic and only use premium gas. I only have 49,000 miles on the motor. I also read it could be the egr valve or a loose valve. Also there is no check engine light indecating anything is wrong.

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    pushrod, February 28, 2013, 14:55
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    Does it get quieter when the engines warms up or is it always there?

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    Lonn, February 28, 2013, 15:03
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    It's random, but it's getting more often

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    pushrod, February 28, 2013, 15:52
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    Any difference on cold engine/warm engine? More pronounced either way?

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    Lonn, February 28, 2013, 16:58
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    Both warm and cold. It doesn't seem to change in volume, but when the idle changes the ticking changes with it.

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    pushrod, February 28, 2013, 17:04
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    Ok, see answer 1

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    Lonn, March 20, 2013, 13:24
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    I found out what was the ticking problem. It's not anything in my or anyone else control for taking care of your car. It was the factory, chrysler for a few years had a bad design in the rocker arm assembley and they won't recall it beacause it's not a safety hazard. They redesigned it in 2010.

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    Lonn, March 20, 2013, 13:24
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    I found out what was the ticking problem. It's not anything in my or anyone else control for taking care of your car. It was the factory, chrysler for a few years had a bad design in the rocker arm assembley and they won't recall it beacause it's not a safety hazard. They redesigned it in 2010.

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