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Carbon buildup at top of piston may cause noise on Dodge Ram 3500

Problem Description and Possible Solution

One the 3.9L V6 and 5.9L V8 the carbon buildup on the top of the piston is common. As the buildup increases with mileage and over time, symptoms may vary from light ticking, to ticking/hammering, to hammering/knocking noises. Fuel injector cleaner often solves the problem.

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Dodge Ram 3500 Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 176,000 (176,000–176,000)
Engine affected: 5.9L V8
9 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
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just noticed when pulling the trailer, there is ticking noise mainly when motor is lugging