Ticking Sound After Cold Start Due to Worn Exhaust Rocker Arm Swivel Pads on Chrysler 300M

A ticking sound (lasting only two to three seconds) may be heard when starting a cold engine. Worn swivel pads on the exhaust rocker arms are commonly the cause. Worn swivel pads will require replacement.

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Average mileage: 85,000 (73,000–97,000)
Engine affected: 3.5L V6
6 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003, 2004
10 people reported this problem
3 people shared problem details
2000 Chrysler 300M- 3.5L V6
Ticks for about 2-3mins on startup then just goes away.
2004 Chrysler 300M- 3.5L V697,000
Clicking from top of engine on a cold start for 2 minutes
2004 Chrysler 300M- 3.5L V673,000
sounds like the engine is starved of oil at startup
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