Ticking Sound After Cold Start Due to Worn Exhaust Rocker Arm Swivel Pads on Dodge Intrepid

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Engines affected: 3.2L V6, 3.5L V6
7 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004
8 people reported this problem