Ticking Type Noise From Exhaust Manifold Area on Dodge Ram 1500

On the 3.7L V6 and 4.7L V8 the Exhaust manifold bolts commonly break, exhaust manifold gaskets should be replaced and replace bolts as needed.

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Average mileage: 130,737 (30,000–225,000)
3 model years affected: 1997, 2003, 2005
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2005 Dodge Ram 150030,000
And so far I can not find replacement bolts AP store says discontinued. Real Nice
1997 Dodge Ram 1500187,000
Loud clicking from engine. Dodge Ram 1500 5.9l changed header gaskets for the exhaust. Fixed the problem.
2003 Dodge Ram 1500126,000
Ticking noise, developed into big exhaust leak after towing camping trailer.
2003 Dodge Ram 1500140,000
exhaust manifold bolts are breaking
ticking noise when first starting coming from exhaust leaks broken bolts need replacement.
Right side exhaust manifold bolts broke off leaving heat shield to flop around. Increased engine noise and valve taping or clatter.
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