valves clatter at start up
on 2002 Dodge Durango

first start up in the morning the valves clatter for 1 or 2 seconds

4 answers
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
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
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try an oil additive...lucas is good, it lubricates the walls and stays stuck on
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.