Right Side Engine Noise on 2000 Dodge Durango

just out of nowhere my truck died on me while stopping at a stoplight and started right back up but then died on me again at next stoplight but would not start. i got it home and popped the hood and started it up and it sounded like lifter noise from the right side so i took the valve cover off and started it back up and the noise was gone and it sounded perfect, so i put valve cover back on and there the noise was again and i went and covered the exhaust to see if there was any noise back there and the exhaust had a missing sound that was consistent with the knocking from the engine. ive replaced the water pump on it before. i just need some help cause its my only source of transportation. any suggestions?

by in Fisher, IL on August 10, 2009
4 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by on August 11, 2009
Vehicle Application: 2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L, Vin N Customer Concern: Lifter ticking noise from the front right side of the engine. Tests/Procedures: 1. Check oil pressure with a master gauge. If oil pressure is not good, 2. Drop the oil pan and check for sludge or coked oil in the pick up screen. If pressure was good: 3. Remove the valve cover and inspect the cam follower and cam lobe for wear. If OK: 4. Replace the lash adjuster. Potential Causes: Lash Adjuster
COMMENT by on August 11, 2009
Vehicle Application: 2002 Dodge Durango 4.7L, Vin N Customer Concern: Lifter ticking noise from the front right side of the engine. Tests/Procedures: 1. Check oil pressure with a master gauge. If oil pressure is not good, 2. Drop the oil pan and check for sludge or choked oil in the pick up screen. If pressure was good, 3. Remove the valve cover and inspect the cam follower and cam lobe for wear. If OK, 4. Replace the lash adjuster. Potential Causes: Lash Adjuster Tech Tips: Minimum of 4 PSI @ warm idle is the oil pressure spec.
ANSWER by on December 15, 2009
hi, my name sam from san francisco,i am a car enginee.i think your truck the noise came from the hydraulic lifters please,check all of everyone of these you will see the problem.thank's!
ANSWER by on December 31, 2010
how 2 put oil pump on 92chev/blazer with engine in car
COMMENT by on December 31, 2010
92 Blazer is not enogh info to tell you. WHAT MODEL BLAZER, WHAT ENGINE!!!!!!!!!!
ANSWER by on December 31, 2010
Engine is beyond help. That engine has a serious problem of sludgging.
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