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2002 Dodge Durango Question: valves clatter at start up

 

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summer33, Clarksville, IN, October 27, 2012, 07:24
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first start up in the morning the valves clatter for 1 or 2 seconds

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  • Answer #1

    October 27, 2012, 07:41
     Master

    if they only clatter for 2 seconds I wouldnt worry about it but If your worried about it check your oil pressure when you first start it

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  • Answer #2

    October 27, 2012, 08:15
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    I AGREE WITH GOODGUY. ALSO BE SURE TO USE RECOMMENDED SAE OIL AND IT'S HARD TO BEAT WIX OR NAPA GOLD FILTERS!
    I THINK IT TAKES THE SAME FILTER FOR EITHER ENGINE. BEST TO GIVE ALL INFO
    ABOUT YOUR VEHICLE THAT YOU KNOW FOR BETTER ANSWERS!

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  • Answer #3

    October 27, 2012, 09:58
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    try an oil additive...lucas is good, it lubricates the walls and stays stuck on

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  • Answer #4

    October 28, 2012, 07:10
     Master

    How many miles on engine? Along with the other suggestions , timing chain tensioner appears to be hydraulic-- how much slop in the chain? Why is 'Alice In Chains'? DAFFY DUCK FOR PRESIDENT.

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