Ticking Type Noise From Exhaust Manifold Area on Chrysler Aspen

Exhaust manifold bolts commonly break, exhaust manifold gaskets should be replaced and replace bolts as needed.

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Average mileage: 73,770 (7,000–131,000)
Exhaust & Emissions affected: 4.7L V8
3 model years affected: 2007, 2008, 2009
35 people reported this problem
19 people shared problem details
We first noticed the problem three weeks ago....it started with a clicking / tapping noise . The noise occured upon starting and was coming from the right/ passenger side of our Aspen. If we drove it several miles the noise would go away when warmed up. If we turned it off only for a few minutes it would return upon restarting. Our Chrysler service advisor new exactly what it was just from our phone call description. Obviously they had encountered this problem before! We left it at the dealer as they said it was about a 5 hour job...?? Anyway we just got it back and there was no charge. Don
2009 Chrysler Aspen115,459
Clicking on rear passenger side of car. Clicks and stops. Dealer could never replicate and therefore it has never been fixed. Frustrating!
My husband told me I was crazy and that he didn't hear the noise, so I took it back to the dealership and they, too, couldn't seem to hear the noise. Turns out it comes/goes as IT pleased until FINALLY my husband heard the noise! HE took it back to the dealership and stayed there until they heard it, too. I'm not sure what the mechanics did, but it stopped for awhile, then started again recently (about 2 yrs later). Glad to know I'm not the only one with this issue.
Had windows down this November and heard tapping noise coming from passenger side. It is more noticeable when the v-8 goes into MDS mode(fuel saver) down to four cylinders. Have heard possibly exhaust manifold bolts and is this something chrysler will pay for or try to get out of?
2008 Chrysler Aspen131,000
Same as others, load clicking from right side gets better as engine warms. Took to dealer and they said it is a cracked manifold and would be $1200 ro replace. Parts online are only $120 so not sure why they want $1000 labor?
Exhaust leak. And was sent a recall but at the time of receiving recall there was not a remedy part. FCA was to contact us by mail and has of todays date Sept. 24 2015. Have heard nothing!! The recall I received was about Driver Airbag Inflator.
2008 Chrysler Aspen125,000
Loud ticking noise can't seem to pin point where it's coming from.
2009 Chrysler Aspen49,000
Cold start clicking noise on passenger side. It started out doing it only for a short time. I took it to a mechanic that i trust and it was so quick he could not figure it out. The noise was louder and lasting longer. I found this on the web. I called the dealership and it is covered under the unlimited powertrain i bought when we purchased the vehicle! Get it checked out at the dealer prior to paying someone else.
2008 Chrysler Aspen63,000
We noticed the problem of ticking after hauling our new camper home. I am encouraged to hear that it's a common problem.
Clicking mainly when cold..took to dealership they say its manifold bolts broken..
2007 Chrysler Aspen83,000
The noise started with a clicking / tapping noise . The noise occured upon starting and was coming from the right passenger side. After the car warmed up the noise would go away. Took to the dealership and stated that it was a broken bolt in the exhaust manifold. It will cost over $300 to fix. Not a recall by Chrysler so not covered under anything.
2007 Chrysler Aspen80,000
Exhaust manifold bolts broken local shop drilled and tapped, $400 later all good.
Exhaust Constantly Ticks When Car is Running!!
2009 Chrysler Aspen31,000
Loose and broken right manifold bolts. Replaced gasket and bolts.
2009 Chrysler Aspen65,000
broken exhaust manifold bolts
2007 Chrysler Aspen66,500
Ticking noise after road trip. Chrysler says its manifold bolts. Extended warranty won't cover it because no one covers nuts and bolts!
2007 Chrysler Aspen50,000
Clicking noise from passenger side of engine. Had checked by independent mechanic. The problem is the manifold bolts (two of the ones hold on the heat guard in particular) are broken. I called around to 13 auto shops and dealerships and I was told that is a regular occurance on the engines with the HEMI but so far no recall or action from Chrysler Corp..
Same Ticking, Trying to get Chrysler to cover repair!! P.S. Called Chrysler and they took care of cost except for $150.00 even though was out of warranty. Dealer hid all pricing so as not to see what Chrysler would pay to repair so it cost me nothing!!
2007 Chrysler Aspen50,000
ticking noise coming from engine, inspected by a muffler shop who stated manifold bolts were broken and needed to replace gasket and bolts.
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