Excessive valve train noise on Dodge D150

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The engine may develop a rattling or lifter type noise from the timing cover area. It may also exhibit a more general valve train noise. Our technicians tell us that a revised timing chain, sprockets, and tensioner are available which may correct this concern.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 140,000 (130,000–150,000)
Engine affected: 3.9L V6
3 model years affected: 1990, 1992, 1993
5 people reported this problem
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Rattling starts when accelerating and stops when speeds level out and is louder after temperature increase either from climate change or motor infused heat due to longer run times